"Declination" means either the refusal of an insurer to issue an automobile liability insurance policy upon receipt of a written nonbinding application or written request for coverage from its agent or an applicant. For the purposes of this article, the offering of insurance coverage with a company within an insurance group which is different from the company requested on the nonbinding application or written request for coverage, or the offering of policy coverage or rates substantially less favorable than requested in the nonbinding application or written request for coverage, shall not be considered a declination. Further, for the purposes of this article "declination" shall include the cancellation of an automobile liability policy which has been in effect less than sixty days and the nonrenewal of an automobile liability policy which has been in effect less than two years.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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