A policy of disability insurance delivered or issued for delivery in this state more than 120 days after the effective date of this section, that provides that coverage of a dependent child shall terminate upon attainment of the limiting age for dependent children specified in the policy or contract, shall also provide in substance that attainment of the limiting age shall not operate to terminate the coverage of the child while the child is and continues to be both (a) incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of an intellectual disability or physical handicap and (b) chiefly dependent upon the insured for support and maintenance, provided proof of the incapacity and dependency is furnished to the insurer by the insured within 31 days of the child’s attainment of the limiting age and subsequently as may be required by the insurer, but not more frequently than annually after the two-year period following the child’s attainment of the limiting age.
Disability policies currently approved by the commissioner that are delivered or issued for delivery more than 120 days after the effective date of this section shall be automatically construed to be in compliance with this section and need not be refiled or reprinted. Disability policies submitted to the commissioner for approval on and after the effective date of this section shall contain provisions in compliance with this section.
(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 457, Sec. 36. (SB 1381) Effective January 1, 2013.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018