An Express Article from the California Land Title Association
Bulletin 2005/06 –67 - November 18, 2005
New Requirement For All Insurance Companies To Provide Current Copies of Policies After a Covered Loss
SB 518 (Kehoe) was recently signed into law adding Section 395 to the Insurance Code. This new law requires, starting January 1, 2006, all insurers to provide a free copy of the insured's current insurance policy or certificate within 30 calendar days of receipt of a request from the insured. It also provides that an insured who does not experience a covered loss shall, upon request, be entitled to one free copy of his or her current insurance policy or certificate annually.
To read a full version of the bill, please go to the following link: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_0501-0550/sb_518_bill_20050930_chaptered.pdf (PDF)