33-14-301. Premium finance agreements -- contents -- form -- delivery. (1) A premium finance agreement shall:
(a) be dated, signed by the insured or by any person authorized in writing to act in behalf of the insured, and the printed portion thereof shall be in at least 8-point type;
(b) contain the name and place of business of the insurance producer negotiating the related insurance policy, the name and residence or the place of business of the insured as specified by him, the name and place of business of the premium finance company to which payments are to be made, and a description of the insurance policies involved and the amount of the premium therefor; and
(c) set forth when applicable:
(i) the total amount of the premiums;
(ii) the amount of the downpayment;
(iii) the principal balance (the difference between the items enumerated in subsections (1)(c)(i) and (1)(c)(ii));
(iv) the amount of the finance charge;
(v) the balance payable by the insured (the sum of the items enumerated in subsections (1)(c)(iii) and (1)(c)(iv)); and
(vi) the number of installments required, the amount of each installment expressed in dollars, and the due date or period thereof.
(2) The items set out in subsection (1)(c) need not be stated in the sequence or order in which they appear in that subsection, and additional items may be included to explain the computations made in determining the amount to be paid by the insured.
(3) The information required by subsection (1) may only be required in the initial agreement if the premium finance company and the insured enter into an open-end credit transaction, which is defined as a plan prescribing the terms of credit transactions that may be made thereunder from time to time and under the terms of which a finance charge may be computed on the outstanding unpaid balance from time to time thereunder.
(4) The premium finance company or the insurance producer shall deliver to the insured or mail to him at his address shown in the agreement a complete copy of the agreement.
History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 360, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 713, L. 1989.