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Missouri Surety Bonds for Service Contract Providers

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Service Contract Providers are responsible for issuing service contracts. In Missouri, service contract providers must register with the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration before issuing any service contracts. Registration fees are $300, and registration must be renewed annually between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1.

Financial Guarantee:

Service Contract Providers in Missouri must prove financial responsibility as a performance guarantee to contract holders. This must be one of the following:

  • Insure all service contracts with a reimbursement insurance policy
  • Maintain a funded reserve account that is no less than 40% of gross considerations received, less claims paid, for all in-force contracts. They must also place a financial security deposit that is not less than $25,000, which can be a surety bond or other acceptable form of security.
  • Maintain a net worth of at least $100 million dollars

Contract Requirements:

Service contract providers may not use deceptive practices, and must keep accurate accounts, books, and records of transactions. The providers have certain contract requirements that must be met, which includes:

  • Contracts must be written in clear and understandable language
  • Contracts must be printed or typed
  • Contracts must state:
    • Total purchase price
    • Terms under which the contract is sold
    • Amount of a deductible
    • What merchandise and services are provided
    • Any limitations, exceptions, or exclusions
    • Obligations and duties of the service contract holder

What Will a Missouri Service Contract Provider Surety Bond Cost?

The premium you pay for a Missouri Service Contract Provider surety bond starts at .75% of the bond amount with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.

Did You Know?

The surety bond remains in force until it is cancelled. The bond guarantees full compliance of Missouri’s laws and faithful performance to contract holders.

Related Links:

Missouri Department of Insurance – Instructions for Service Contract Provider Registration
Missouri Motor Vehicle Extended Service Contract Bond

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