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Idaho Statutes are updated to the website July 1 following the legislative session.


41-2502.  Uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage for automobile insurance — exceptions. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, no owner’s or operator’s policy of motor vehicle liability insurance that is subject to the requirements of section 49-1212(1) or (2), Idaho Code, shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this state with respect to any motor vehicle registered or principally garaged in this state unless coverage is provided therein or supplemental thereto, in limits for bodily injury or death as set forth in section 49-117, Idaho Code, as amended from time to time, under provisions approved by the director of the department of insurance, for the protection of persons insured thereunder who are legally entitled to recover damages from owners or operators of uninsured and underinsured motor vehicles because of bodily injury, sickness or disease, including death, resulting therefrom.
(2)  A named insured shall have the right to reject either or both uninsured motorist coverage or underinsured motorist coverage, which rejection must be in writing or in an electronic record as authorized by the uniform electronic transactions act, chapter 50, title 28, Idaho Code, and such rejection shall be effective as to all other insureds and named insureds; and after which such rejected coverage need not be provided in or supplemental to a renewal or replacement policy issued by the same insurer or an affiliate of that insurer.
(3)  Prior to the issuance of any new policy or the first renewal or replacement of any existing policy of motor vehicle liability insurance with an effective date on or after January 1, 2009, a named insured shall be provided a standard statement approved by the director of the department of insurance, explaining in summary form, both uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, and the different forms of underinsured motorist coverage that might be available from insurers in Idaho.
(4)  The provisions of this section shall not apply to policies of motor vehicle liability insurance for coverage on all-terrain vehicles, utility type vehicles, specialty off-highway vehicles or motorbikes as those terms are defined in section 67-7101, Idaho Code.

[41-2502, as added by 1967, ch. 61, sec. 1, p. 124; am. 1988, ch. 265, sec. 572, p. 870; am. 2008, ch. 69, sec. 1, p. 183; am. 2009, ch. 157, sec. 1, p. 458.]

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