Alaska Statutes.
Title 21. Insurance
Chapter 57. Consumer Credit Insurance
Section 50. Duration of Coverage.
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AS 21.57.050. Duration of Coverage.

(a) The effective date of coverage for

(1) consumer credit insurance that is elected by the debtor before or contemporaneous with a credit transaction is the date when the debtor becomes obligated to the creditor, except that when evidence of individual insurability is required and the evidence is furnished more than 30 days after the date when the debtor becomes obligated to the creditor, the effective date may be the date on which the insurance company determines the evidence to be satisfactory;

(2) insurance coverage that is elected by the debtor on a date subsequent to the date of the credit transaction is, subject to acceptance by the insurer, a date not earlier than the date the election is made by the debtor or later than 30 days following the date on which the insurer accepts the risk for coverage; an insurer shall determine if a risk is acceptable by an objective method, including one related to a particular date within a billing or repayment cycle or a calendar month; and

(3) a group policy that provides coverage with respect to a debt existing on the policy effective date, must be on or after the effective date of the group policy.

(b) A charge for insurance may not be made to the debtor and retained by the creditor or insurer for a time before commencement of the consumer credit insurance to which the charge is related.

(c) The duration of coverage for consumer credit insurance may not extend

(1) beyond the termination date specified in the policy; the termination date of insurance may precede, coincide with, or follow the scheduled maturity date of the debt to which it relates, subject to any other requirements and restrictions of this chapter; and

(2) more than 15 days beyond the scheduled maturity date of the debt except when extended

(A) without additional cost to the debtor; or

(B) under a written agreement signed by the debtor, in connection with a variable interest rate credit transaction or a deferral, renewal, refinancing, or consolidation of debt.

(d) If the debt is discharged due to renewal, refinancing, or consolidation before the scheduled termination date of the insurance, insurance in force must be terminated before new insurance may be written in connection with the renewed, refinanced, or consolidated debt.

(e) If insurance coverage terminates before the scheduled termination of the insurance, the insurer shall make an appropriate refund or credit to the debtor. The refund or credit must consist of the unearned insurance charge paid by the debtor for insurance after the date of the termination, except that a refund is not required of a charge made for insurance if the insurance is terminated by performance of the insurer's obligation with respect to the insurance.

(f) An insured debtor may terminate consumer credit insurance at any time by providing advance notice to the insurer. The individual policy or group certificate may require that the notice be in writing or that the debtor surrender the individual policy or group certificate, or both. The debtor's right to terminate coverage may also be subject to the terms of the credit transaction contract.

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