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Subdivision 1.Requirement.

All insurance policies filed with the commissioner pursuant to section 72C.11 shall be written in language easily readable and understandable by a person of average intelligence and education.

Subd. 2.Compliance factors.

In determining whether a policy or contract is readable within the meaning of this section the commissioner shall consider, at least, the following factors:

(a) the simplicity of the sentence structure and the shortness of the sentences used;

(b) the extent to which commonly used and understood words are employed;

(c) the extent to which legal terms are avoided;

(d) the extent to which references to other sections or provisions of the contract are minimized;

(e) the extent to which definitional provisions are incorporated in the text of the policy or contract; and

(f) any additional factors relevant to the readability or understandability of an insurance policy or contract which the commissioner may prescribe by rule.


1977 c 345 s 6

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