Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019


Cancellation of contract of insurance

13. (1) Where, in accordance with the contract, an insurer notifies a consumer that the insurer is cancelling a contract of insurance, the insurer shall repay to the consumer the balance of the premium for the unexpired term of the contract and provide to the consumer the reason or reasons for the cancellation.

(2) The insurer shall not impose any financial cost on the consumer where, in accordance with this section, a contract of insurance is cancelled.


Modifications (not altering text):


Reference to "insurer" construed in limited circumstances (8.07.2022) by Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (11/2022), s. 10(2), S.I. No. 346 of 2022, art. 3.

Amendment of Central Bank Act 1942

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(2) With respect to the amendment effected to the Central Bank Act 1942 by subsection (1), and that amendment only and so as not to affect the operation of the general law specified in subsection (3), where a reference occurs in section 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 16A or 16B of the Act of 2019 to “insurer”, that reference shall be construed, where an insurance intermediary is acting on behalf of an insurer, as including a reference to the insurance intermediary.

(3) The general law referred to in subsection (2) is the general law whereby an act or omission done or made by an agent, such as an insurance intermediary, on behalf of an insurer is regarded as an act or omission done or made by the insurer.