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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 90. Rules Governing Advertisement of Accident and Sickness Insurance

14VAC5-90-55. Form and Content of Invitations to Inquire.

A. An invitation to inquire shall contain a provision in the following or substantially similar form: "This policy has [exclusions] [limitations] [reduction of benefits] [terms under which the policy may be continued in force or discontinued]. For costs and complete details of the coverage, call [write] your insurance agent or the company [whichever is applicable]."

B. An invitation to inquire may include rate information without including information about benefit exceptions and reductions and limitations so long as the advertisement includes prominent disclaimers clearly indicating that (i) the rates are illustrative only; (ii) a person should not send money to the insurer in response to an advertisement; (iii) a person cannot obtain coverage until the person completes an application for coverage; and (iv) benefit exclusions and limitations may apply. Any rate information mentioned in any advertisement disseminated pursuant to this section shall indicate the age, gender, and geographic location on which that rate is based.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 20, Issue 25, eff. August 4, 2004.

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