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Section: Purpose, application of act.

Statute: 17:22-6.71

2. The purpose of this act is to provide a mechanism for the payment of covered claims under certain insurance policies issued by eligible surplus lines insurers; to minimize excessive delays in the payment of the covered claims against insolvent, eligible, nonadmitted insurers; and to avoid financial loss to claimants or policyholders because of the insolvency of an eligible, nonadmitted insurer. On and after July 27, 1984 and before June 25, 2002, P.L.1984, c.101 (C.17:22-6.70 et seq.) shall apply to all property and casualty lines of direct insurance authorized under R.S.17:17-1, except workers' compensation insurance, title insurance, surety bonds, credit insurance, mortgage guaranty insurance, municipal bond coverage, fidelity insurance, investment return assurance, and ocean marine insurance. This act shall also not apply to reinsurance of any kind. On or after June 25, 2002, P.L.1984, c.101 (C.17:22-6.70 et seq.) shall apply only to medical malpractice liability insurance as defined in subsection d. of section 3 of P.L.1975, c.301 (C.17:30D-3) and property insurance covering owner occupied dwellings of less than four dwelling units. On or after June 25, 2002, P.L.1984, c.101 (C.17:22-6.70 et seq.) shall not apply to reinsurance of any kind. L.1984,c.101,s.2; amended 1984, c.207, s.1; 2002, c.30, s.2; 2004, c.165, s.1.

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