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RCW 48.18.543

Single premium credit insurance — Residential mortgage loan — Restrictions — Definitions.

(1) For the purposes of this section:

     (a) "Licensee" means every insurance producer licensed under chapter 48.17 RCW.

     (b) "Residential mortgage loan" means any loan primarily for personal, family, or household use secured by a mortgage or deed of trust on residential real estate upon which is constructed or intended to be constructed a single-family dwelling or multiple-family dwelling of four or less units.

     (c) "Single premium credit insurance" means credit insurance purchased with a single premium payment at inception of coverage.

     (2) An insurer or licensee may not issue or sell any single premium credit insurance product in connection with a residential mortgage loan unless:

     (a) The term of the single premium credit insurance policy is the same as the term of the loan;

     (b) The debtor is given the option to buy credit insurance paid with monthly premiums; and

     (c) The single premium credit insurance policy provides for a full refund of premiums to the debtor if the credit insurance is canceled within sixty days of the date of the loan.

     (3) This section does not apply to residential mortgage loans if:

     (a) The loan amount does not exceed ten thousand dollars, exclusive of fees;

     (b) The repayment term of the loan does not exceed five years; and

     (c) The term of the single premium credit insurance does not exceed the repayment term of the loan.

[2008 c 217 § 18; 2003 c 116 § 1.]

Notes:

     Severability -- Effective date -- 2008 c 217: See notes following RCW 48.03.020.