RCW 48.111.060

Home heating fuel service contractsFormRequired contents.

(1) Home heating fuel service contracts marketed, sold, offered for sale, issued, made, proposed to be made, or administered in this state or sold to residents of this state must be written, printed, or typed in clear, understandable language that is easy to read, and disclose the requirements set forth in this section, as applicable.
(2) Home heating fuel service contracts insured under a reimbursement insurance policy must not be issued, sold, or offered for sale in this state or sold to residents of this state unless the home heating fuel service contract conspicuously contains a statement in substantially the following form: "Obligations of the home heating fuel service contract provider under this contract are insured under a contract reimbursement insurance policy." The home heating fuel service contract must also conspicuously state the name and address of the issuer of the reimbursement insurance policy and state that the contract holder is entitled to apply directly to the reimbursement insurance company.
(3) Service contracts not insured under a reimbursement insurance policy must contain a statement in substantially the following form: "Obligations of the home heating fuel service contract provider under this contract are backed by the full faith and credit of the home heating fuel service contract provider."
(4) Home heating fuel service contracts must state the name and address of the contract provider and must identify any administrator if different from the contract provider, the contract seller, and the contract holder to the extent that the name of the contract holder has been furnished by the contract holder. The identities of the parties are not required to be preprinted on the home heating fuel service contract and may be added to the home heating fuel service contract at the time of sale.
(5) Home heating fuel service contracts must state the purchase price of the contract and the terms under which the home heating fuel service contract is sold. The purchase price is not required to be preprinted on the home heating fuel service contract and may be negotiated at the time of sale.
(6) Home heating fuel service contracts must state the procedure to obtain service or to file a claim, including but not limited to the procedures for obtaining prior approval for repair work, the toll-free telephone number if prior approval is necessary for service, and the procedure for obtaining emergency repairs performed outside of normal business hours or provide for twenty-four hour telephone assistance.
(7) Home heating fuel service contracts must state the existence of any deductible amount, if applicable.
(8) Home heating fuel service contracts must specify the merchandise and services to be provided and any limitations, exceptions, or exclusions.
(9) Home heating fuel service contracts must state any restrictions governing the transferability of the service contract, if applicable.
(10) Home heating fuel service contracts must state the terms, restrictions, or conditions governing cancellation of the home heating fuel service contract prior to the termination or expiration date of the home heating fuel service contract by either the contract provider or by the contract holder, which rights can be no more restrictive than provided in RCW 48.111.040. The contract provider of the home heating fuel service contract shall mail a written notice to the contract holder at the last known address of the contract holder contained in the records of the contract provider at least twenty-one days prior to cancellation by the contract provider. The notice must state the effective date of the cancellation and the true and actual reason for the cancellation.
(11) Home heating fuel service contracts must set forth the obligations and duties of the contract holder, including but not limited to the duty to protect against any further damage and any requirement to follow owner's manual instructions.
(12) Home heating fuel service contracts must state whether or not the home heating fuel service contract provides for or excludes consequential damages or preexisting conditions.
(13) Home heating fuel service contracts must not contain a provision that requires that any civil action brought in connection with the home heating fuel service contract must be brought in the courts of a jurisdiction other than this state. Home heating service contracts that authorize binding arbitration to resolve claims or disputes may allow for arbitration proceedings to be held at a location in closest proximity to the contract holder's permanent residence.
[ 2006 c 36 § 7.]