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Colorado restricts vehicle value protection agreements

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On March 23, the Colorado governor signed SB 23-015, which prohibits placing conditions on the terms of a vehicle sale, lease, or the extension or terms of credit, upon the purchase of a vehicle value protection agreement. In addition, the bill requires, among other things, that such agreements must outline eligibility requirements, coverage conditions or exclusions, provide certain consumer notices, and must benefit the consumer “upon the trade-in, total loss, or unrecovered theft of a covered vehicle.” Providers of such agreements must also obtain a contractual liability insurance policy that guarantees their obligations under the agreement. Finally, the act establishes that value protection agreements themselves are not insurance and are exempt from state insurance regulations.