1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Moak
House Bill 173
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CANCELLATION OR NONRENEWAL OF ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE SOLELY BECAUSE THE INSURED PURCHASED A SECOND ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. After January 1, 1997, no insurer may cancel or nonrenew an accident and sickness insurance policy solely because the insured purchased a second accident and health insurance policy. Such policies that are cancelled or nonrenewed by the insurer after January 1, 1997, as provided herein shall be reinstated by the insurer for the same coverage that existed before the cancellation.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.