On and after the effective date of this section, every policy of disability insurance which covers hospital, medical, or surgical expenses on a group basis shall offer coverage to physically handicapped individual members of the group under the same terms and conditions as are normally offered to individual members of the group without physical handicap. The availability of such coverage shall be communicated to group policyholders and to prospective group policyholders during negotiations. Group policies shall not be required to cover hospital, medical, or surgical expenses arising as a direct result of an individual member’s physical handicap.
(Added by renumbering Section 10123.1 (as added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 964) by Stats. 1980, Ch. 676, Sec. 188.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018