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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 26. Home Protection Companies

§ 38.2-2600. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

"Fronting company" means a licensed insurer or licensed home protection company which generally transfers to one or more unlicensed insurers or unlicensed home protection companies by reinsurance or otherwise all or substantially all of the risk of loss under all of the home protection contracts written by it in this Commonwealth.

"Home protection company" means any person who performs, or arranges to perform, services pursuant to a home protection insurance contract.

"Home protection insurance contract" or "contract" means any insurance contract or agreement whereby a person undertakes for a specified period of time and for a predetermined fee to furnish, arrange for or indemnify for service, repair, or replacement of any and all of the structural components, parts, appliances, or systems of any covered residential dwelling necessitated by wear and tear, deterioration, inherent defect, or by the failure of an inspection to detect the likelihood of failure.

The contract shall provide for a system to effect repair or replacement if the contract undertakes to provide for repair or replacement services. The contract shall not include protection against consequential damage from the failure of any structural component, part, appliance or system.

"Structural component" means the roof, foundation, basement, walls, ceilings, or floors of a home.

1981, c. 530, §§ 38.1-932, 38.1-944; 1982, c. 132; 1986, c. 562; 2006, c. 634; 2017, c. 727.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.