American National Insurance Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “American National,” “we”, “us”, or “our”) offer customers the option to obtain certain policy documents by electronic means through our Paperless Program (“Paperless Program”). If you wish to obtain your policy documents in this manner, please carefully review and consent to the terms of the Paperless Program listed below. This Paperless Program Agreement (the “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement between you and the American National company with which you transact business. Please print or electronically save a copy of this Agreement to retain for your records.
By enrolling in the Paperless Program, you are electronically consenting to receiving the following policy documents electronically through your American National online account rather than in paper form through personal delivery or the U.S. Mail:
You may only enroll in the Paperless Program for the policies that are eligible for inclusion in the Paperless Program (“Eligible Policies”). Your consent to receive the Eligible Documents electronically applies to all Eligible Policies that you enroll in the Paperless Program and will continue to apply after a modification or renewal or until you withdraw your consent. After initially enrolling in the Paperless Program, your consent will apply to all future Eligible Policies you purchase from us unless you withdraw your consent to participate in the Paperless Program. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to provide a paper (instead of an electronic) copy of any Eligible Documents that you authorized us to provide electronically.
Eligible Documents may not be available online indefinitely. Please save them to your computer or print them to retain copies for your records.
You can obtain paper copies of the Eligible Documents by printing a paper copy yourself or by requesting that we mail you a paper copy. To request a paper copy, contact your agent or us at 1-800-899-6519 or ServiceCenter@AmericanNational.com. There is no charge associated with requesting a paper copy of an Eligible Document. Your request for a paper copy will not revoke your consent to receive Eligible Documents electronically.
When the Eligible Documents are posted to your online account, we will send an electronic notification to the e-mail address that we have on file for you. It is your responsibility to provide a valid email address. You should be diligent in updating your email address to ensure that you receive these electronic notifications. Emails returned as undeliverable may result in the suspension of your Paperless Program preferences and the mailing of the Eligible Documents to you by U.S. mail.
For Eligible Policies with multiple owners or named insureds, only one owner’s or named insured’s authorization is required to enroll in the Paperless Program. The email address of record will be the only email address that receives electronic notification when the Eligible Documents are posted. The person who receives this electronic notification must have the authority to receive the Eligible Documents on behalf of all owners or named insureds on the policy.
In order to receive, access, view, and retain the Eligible Documents, you must have a valid email address and access to the hardware and software described below.
There is no charge from us to participate in the Paperless Program, but, there may be costs associated with electronic access to Eligible Documents, such as charges from internet service providers or telephone companies. These costs are your responsibility.
You may update your Paperless Program preferences on your American National online account. Updating your Paperless Program preferences does not revoke your consent to receive Eligible Documents electronically for the Eligible Policies which you have not expressly revoked consent to receive electronically. You may withdraw your consent to participate in the Paperless Program by updating your Paperless Program preferences online, contacting your agent, or contacting us at 1-800-899-6519 or ServiceCenter@AmericanNational.com.
You are using your electronic signature when you select the checkbox indicating your consent to this Agreement and save your Paperless Program preferences. Electronic signatures have the same force and effect as your written signature.
BY CONSENTING TO THIS AGREEMENT, I AGREE TO RECEIVE ALL ELIGIBLE DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY IN LIEU OF RECEIVING PAPER DOCUMENTS. I UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH DOCUMENTS MAY INCLUDE CANCELLATION OR NONRENEWAL NOTICES.
YOU FURTHER AGREE: