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UM/UIM – Need Offer, Not Rejection

Blevins v. GEICO, 227 Ariz. 456, 258 P.3d 274 (App. Div. 1 2011)

In an action for declaratory judgment, breach of contract and bad faith arising out of GEICO’s denial of Blevins’ claim for UIM coverage, the Court held that, while A.R.S. § 20-259.01 requires an insurer provide a written offer of coverage, there is no requirement that the insured provide written rejection of UM/UIM coverage.