Midterm cancellation; exception.
Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, no insurance policy that has been in effect for at least 70 days or that has been renewed may be cancelled by the insurer before the expiration of the agreed term or 1 year from the effective date of the policy or renewal, whichever occurs first, except on any one of the following grounds:
Failure to pay a premium when due;
Conviction of the insured of a crime arising out of acts increasing the hazard insured against;
Discovery of fraud or material misrepresentation in the obtaining of the policy or in the presentation of a claim thereunder;
An act or omission; or
A violation of any condition of the policy,Ê which occurred after the first effective date of the current policy and substantially and materially increases the hazard insured against;
A material change in the nature or extent of the risk, occurring after the first effective date of the current policy, which causes the risk of loss to be substantially and materially increased beyond that contemplated at the time the policy was issued or last renewed;
A determination by the Commissioner that continuation of the insurers present volume of premiums would jeopardize the insurers solvency or be hazardous to the interests of policyholders of the insurer, its creditors or the public; or
A determination by the Commissioner that the continuation of the policy would violate, or place the insurer in violation of, any provision of the Code.
No cancellation under subsection 1 is effective until in the case of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 at least 10 days and in the case of any other paragraph of subsection 1, at least 30 days after the notice is delivered or mailed to the policyholder.
The provisions of this section do not apply to a policy of industrial insurance.