Plaintiffs purchased an auto policy from State Farm that provided $15,000 in PIP coverage and designated a private health insurance provider as primary. They filed a verified complaint seeking to reform their auto policy to provide the maximum $250,000 PIP benefits, claiming: (1) the policy was invalid because their adult son was not insured by private health insurance; (2) the State Farm agent required them to sign a blank coverage selection form and thereafter selected the lower PIP coverage option; (3) this act by the agent was willful, wanton, intentional, or grossly negligent. On cross-motions for summary judgment, the trial court found State Farm is entitled to immunity under N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.9.
This court affirms and holds that insureds are under a duty to examine their insurance documents and to notify the insurer if there is a discrepancy between what they initially requested and what the insurer has actually provided. State Farm met all of the requirements for immunity under N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.9.