3929.56 Mine subsidence coverage for homeowners in designated counties.

(A)

(1) Every insurer that offers basic property and homeowners insurance insuring on a direct basis a structure located in the counties of Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Scioto, Stark, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, and Washington shall include mine subsidence coverage provided by the Ohio mine subsidence insurance underwriting association in each policy of basic property and homeowners insurance that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in any of such counties .

(2) Every insurer that offers basic property and homeowners insurance insuring on a direct basis a structure located in the counties of Delaware, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Licking, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Preble, Summit, and Wayne shall offer to include, on an optional basis, mine subsidence coverage provided by the association in each policy of basic property and homeowners insurance that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in any such designated county .

(B) The premium charged for mine subsidence coverage shall be the same as the premium level set by the plan of operation formulated pursuant to section 3929.53 of the Revised Code. Any deductible shall be expressed in the mine subsidence coverage form as approved by the mine subsidence insurance governing board and approved by the superintendent of insurance, but at no time shall the deductible be less than two hundred fifty dollars or more than five hundred dollars, and the total insured value reinsured by the association shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars. This section does not preclude any insurance company from selling insurance coverage under this section in excess of three hundred thousand dollars.

Cite as R.C. § 3929.56

History. Effective Date: 09-29-1995; 04-27-2005