§ 27-30-10 Claims. (a) All claims shall be promptly reported to the insurer or its designated claim representative, and the insurer shall maintain adequate claim files. All claims shall be settled as soon as possible and in accordance with the terms of the insurance contract.
(b) All claims shall be paid either by draft drawn upon the insurer, by electronic funds transfer, or by check of the insurer to the order of the claimant to whom payment of the claim is due pursuant to the policy provisions, or upon direction of the claimant to one specified.
(c) No plan or arrangement shall be used by which any person, firm, or corporation other than the insurer or its designated claim representative shall be authorized to settle or adjust claims. The creditor shall not be designated as claim representative for the insurer in adjusting claims; provided, that a group policyholder may, by arrangement with the group insurer, draw drafts, checks or electronic transfers in payment of claims due to the group policyholder subject to audit and review by the insurer.
(d) All claims for consumer credit insurance shall be subject
to all applicable chapters of the Rhode Island general laws titles 27 and 42
including chapter 27-9.1.
(P.L. 1959, ch. 91, § 10; P.L. 2009, ch. 292, § 3; P.L. 2009, ch. 293, § 3.)