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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 403

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NOTICE OF NONRENEWAL OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE POLICIES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §2378, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new

subsection "(c)" to read as follows:

"(c) All policies insuring the payment of compensation under this chapter shall

contain a clause to the effect that when an Insurer Intends not to renew a policy, notice of such nonrenewal shall be given to the named Insured, in writing, not less than 60 days prior to the end of the policy period. For the purposes of this subsection, 'renew' means the Issuance and delivery by an Insurer of a policy superseding at the end of the policy period a policy previously Issued and delivered by the same Insurer, or the Issuance and delivery of a certificate or notice extending the term of a policy beyond its policy period or term. Mailing of notice of intention not to renew to the named Insured at his address last of record with the insurer shall be by certified mail."

Approved July 5, 1988