§ 27-9.1-4.1 Amounts received in settlement of claims retained for unpaid premiums.
(a) Any insurance company or insurance producer may retain an amount equal to any unpaid premiums due on the policy under which a claim is being presented when settling any presented claim for an insured; provided, that:
(1) The unpaid premium remains unpaid sixty (60) days after the effective date of the policy or the date of the original billing of the premium, whichever occurs later;
(2) The insurance company shall pay to the insurance producer, upon written documentation submitted by the insurance agent or broker of the unpaid premium due, the amount equal to the unpaid premium due the insurance producer from the amount of the claim being presented and the balance of the claim be paid to the insured and/or loss payee or mortgagee named in the policy.
(b) This section shall not apply to any health insurance policy within the state.
(P.L. 2005, ch. 69, § 4; P.L. 2005, ch. 79, § 4.)