California imposes new notice of lapse requirements on insurers

By Lacy Berthold  |  February 1, 2016

iStock_000018910138_Large (1)Insurers that write private passenger automobile and residential property insurance offering six months or longer of coverage are now subject to an expanded policyholder notice requirement. This requirement was enacted effective January 1, 2016 under California Assembly Bill 1804.

The new law permits applicants or policyholders to designate one additional person to receive notice from the insurer of lapse, termination, expiration, nonrenewal, or cancellation of a policy for nonpayment of premium. The additional person is not required to have an insurable interest in the policy. CV Exchange has created a new entity type to accommodate the new law and to enable Verisk Insurance Solutions customers to utilize their existing loss payee/mortgagee processes to send these notices.

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As a CV-Exchange customer, compliance with this new bill can be simple. Please contact CV-Exchange with any questions.

Lacy Muntean

Lacy Berthold is Supervisor over the CV-Exchange Support Team. She is responsible for on-boarding new customers and providing ongoing support to both customers and trading partners.