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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 5. Unfair Trade Practices

§ 38.2-502. Misrepresentations and false advertising of insurance policies.

No person shall make, issue, circulate, cause or knowingly allow to be made, issued or circulated, any estimate, illustration, circular, statement, sales presentation, omission, or comparison that:

1. Misrepresents the benefits, advantages, conditions or terms of any insurance policy;

2. Misrepresents the dividends or share of the surplus to be received on any insurance policy;

3. Makes any false or misleading statements as to the dividends or share of surplus previously paid on any insurance policy;

4. Misrepresents or is misleading as to the financial condition of any person or the legal reserve system upon which any life insurer operates;

5. Uses any name or title of any insurance policy or class of insurance policies that misrepresents the true nature of the policy or policies;

6. Misrepresents any material fact for the purpose of inducing or tending to induce the lapse, forfeiture, exchange, conversion, replacement, or surrender of any insurance policy;

7. Misrepresents any material fact for the purpose of effecting a pledge, assignment, or loan on any insurance policy; or

8. Misrepresents any insurance policy as being a share of stock.

Code 1950, § 38.1-52; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-52.1; 1977, c. 529; 1978, c. 441; 1979, c. 324; 1980, c. 404; 1986, c. 562; 1990, c. 265.

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.