Section 27-19-31

Renewability.

(a) Every individual policy of insurance providing hospital, medical, or surgical benefits in which an insurer reserves the right to refuse renewal on an individual basis shall provide, in substance, in a provision thereof, or in an endorsement thereon or in a rider attached thereto that, subject to the right to terminate the policy upon nonpayment of premium when due, such right to refuse renewal shall not be exercised before the renewal date occurring on, or after and nearest, each policy anniversary or, in the case of lapse and reinstatement, before the renewal date occurring on, or after and nearest, each anniversary of the last reinstatement and that any refusal of renewal shall be without prejudice to any claim originating while the policy is in force. Subject to the right to terminate for nonpayment of premium, the right to refuse renewal by an insurer shall only be exercised after having given the insured no less than 30 days' notice in writing of the intent not to renew.

(b) Every individual disability insurance policy which is subject to renewal at the option of the insurer shall so indicate in a prominently captioned statement on the first page of such policy.

(Acts 1957, No. 597, p. 834; Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §451.)