If you are wondering if your insurance company can cancel your policy,
the short answer is yes. Federal and state laws stipulate when a policy
can be cancelled and what the insurance company is required to do in order
to properly cancel your policy. If your insurance company violates such
laws, including improperly cancelling your policy, you can file a bad
faith claim against them.
What Reasons Can an Insurance Company Cancel My Policy?
Cancellation of a policy is prohibited, except for a few situations. Insurers
have the authority to cancel your policy if:
- You obtained your coverage through fraud
- You failed to pay your policy premiums
- You become a higher hazard through your own actions and now require your
rates to be increased
- The insurance company loses its insurance covering your policy
If your policy is cancelled for reasons that are not listed above, or if
an insurance company wrongfully claims that one of these reasons is why
it cancelled your policy, then you can choose to take legal action.
What Is Required When My Insurance Company Cancels My Policy
Insurance companies are required by law to provide their policyholders
with written notice of the decision to cancel a policy. This notification
must be given no later than 10 days before the policy cancellation goes
Talk to Our Professionals Today
If you believe your policy is at risk of being cancelled or if you believe
it was wrongfully cancelled, then you should speak with our professional
insurance administrators to discuss how we can help you get the coverage
you need. At Insurance Specialists, Inc. we understand the serious consequences
of not having insurance coverage, which is why we have been helping the
people of Atlanta with their insurance policy needs since 1959. Let us
help you today.
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