18A:66-179. Conversion privilege upon termination of employment or death
Any such group policy or policies shall include, with respect to any insurance terminating or reducing because the participant has ceased to be in service or has retired, the conversion privilege available upon termination of employment as prescribed by the law relating to group life insurance; and shall also include, with respect to life insurance terminating because of termination of the group policy, the conversion privilege available upon termination of the group policy as prescribed by such law. Any such group policy or policies shall also provide that if the participant dies within the 31-day period during which he would be entitled to exercise the conversion privilege, the amount of life insurance with respect to which he could have exercised the conversion privilege shall be paid as a claim under the group policy. When benefits payable upon the death of a participant following retirement are determined as though the participant had not retired, the death benefits payable under the group policy or policies, together with the amount of life insurance paid under any individual policy obtained under the conversion privilege, shall in no event exceed the amount of insurance for which the participant was insured under the group policy or policies immediately prior to the date the right of conversion arose. If any participant has exercised the conversion privilege under the group policy or policies while on leave of absence or upon termination of employment, when he again becomes a participant of an alternate benefit program and the individual policy obtained pursuant to the conversion privilege is still in force, he shall not again be eligible for any of the group life insurance provided under such policy or policies unless he furnishes satisfactory evidence of insurability.
L.1969, c. 242, s. 13, eff. July 1, 1969.
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