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424.208

424.208 Amount of insurance.

424.208(1)

(1) The initial amount of credit life insurance shall not exceed the total amount repayable under the contract of indebtedness however the indebtedness may be repayable, but in cases where an indebtedness is repayable in substantially equal installments, the amount of insurance shall at no time exceed the scheduled or actual amount of unpaid indebtedness, whichever is greater.

424.208(2)

(2) The total amount of indemnity payable by credit accident and sickness insurance in the event of a disability, shall not exceed the aggregate of the periodic scheduled unpaid installments of the indebtedness, and the amount of each periodic indemnity payable shall not exceed the original indebtedness divided by the number of periodic installments.

424.208 - ANNOT.

History: 1971 c. 239; 1973 c. 3 ss. 60, 69; 1997 a. 302.

424.208 - ANNOT.

Legislative Council Note, 1973: [As to sub. (1) (intro.)] Clarifies the application of this subsection to open-end accounts. As the section reads prior to amendment, it could be construed to mean that maximum credit life insurance coverage would be determined by the account balance at the time the insurance was initially contracted for. However, the intent is that the amount of insurance fluctuate with, but never exceed, the account balance in open-end credit accounts. For verification, see s. 424.204 (2), which uses the current account balance to determine the premium charge. [Bill 432-A]