Mich. Admin. Code R. 550.302 - Discretionary clauses prohibited

Current through Vol. 22-05, April 1, 2022

Rule 2.

(a) A discretionary clause is unjust, unfair, inequitable, misleading, deceptive, and encourages misrepresentation of a policy within the meaning of section 13 of the credit insurance act.
(b) On and after the first day of the first month following the effective date of these rules, an insurer shall not issue, advertise, or deliver to any person in this state a policy, contract, rider, indorsement, certificate, or similar contract document that contains a discretionary clause. This does not apply to a contract document in use before that date, but does apply to any such document revised in any respect on or after that date.
(c) On and after the first day of the first month following the effective date of these rules, a discretionary clause issued or delivered to any person in this state in a policy, contract, rider, indorsement, certificate, or similar contract document is void and of no effect. This does not apply to contract documents in use before that date, but does apply to any such document revised in any respect on or after that date.
(d) Nothing in this rule limits the commissioner's authority under sections 13 and 15 of the credit insurance act, 1958 PA 173, MCL 550.613 and MCL 550.615, to disapprove or withdraw approval of any form that contains a discretionary clause.
(e) By the first day of the second month following the effective date of these rules, each insurer transacting insurance in this state shall submit to the commissioner a list of all forms in effect in Michigan that contain discretionary clauses and shall submit a certification that the list is complete and accurate. If an insurer has no such forms in effect, it shall submit a letter to the commissioner reporting and certifying that fact.

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Mich. Admin. Code R. 550.302
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