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RCW 48.135.080

Required statement on all insurance applications and claim forms.

No later than six months after July 1, 2006, or when the insurer has used all its existing paper application and claim forms which were in its possession on July 1, 2006, whichever is later, all applications for insurance, and all claim forms regardless of the form of transmission provided and required by an insurer or required by law as condition of payment of a claim, must contain a statement, permanently affixed to the application or claim form, that clearly states in substance the following:

     "It is a crime to knowingly provide false, incomplete, or misleading information to an insurance company for the purpose of defrauding the company. Penalties include imprisonment, fines, and denial of insurance benefits."

     The lack of a statement required in this section does not constitute a defense in any criminal prosecution nor any civil action.

[2006 c 284 § 10.]