WVC 33 - 6 - 15
§33-6-15. Execution of policies.
Every insurance policy shall be executed in the name of and
on behalf of the insurer by its officer, attorney-in-fact,
employee, or representative duly authorized by the insurer. A
facsimile signature of any such executing individual may be used
in lieu of an original signature, except that in all policies
other than those approved for machine vending the
countersignature shall be in original handwriting. No insurance
contract heretofore or hereafter issued and which is otherwise
valid shall be rendered invalid by reason of the apparent
execution thereof on behalf of the insurer by the imprinted
facsimile signature of an individual not authorized so to execute
as of the date of the policy.