TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-34.3
Rhode Island Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act

SECTION 27-34.3-2


§ 27-34.3-2 Purpose.

(a) The purpose of this chapter is to protect, subject to certain limitations, the persons specified in § 27-34.3-3(a) against failure in the performance of contractual obligations, under life and health insurance policies and annuity contracts specified in § 27-34.3-3(b), because of the impairment or insolvency of the member insurer that issued the policies or contracts.

(b) To provide this protection, an association of insurers is created to pay benefits and to continue coverages as limited in this chapter, and members of the association are subject to assessment to provide funds to carry out the purpose of this chapter.

(c) In accordance with this purpose, in determining the coverage limits to be applied in § 27-34.3-3 in cases in which there were different statutory limits at the time the insurer was declared impaired and the time the insurer was declared insolvent, the statute with the higher limits shall be applied to the claim.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 114, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 296, § 3; P.L. 2012, ch. 326, § 3.)