HOSPITAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS
41-3436. Dependent’s coverage — Dependent’s termination of coverage, disability and dependency proof and application. (1) Any new or renewing subscriber contract delivered or issued for delivery in this state shall provide that an unmarried child under the age of twenty-five (25) years and who receives more than one-half (1/2) of his financial support from the parent shall be permitted to remain on the parent’s or parents’ contract. Further, any unmarried child of any age who is medically certified as disabled and financially dependent upon the parent is permitted to remain on the parent’s or parents’ contract.
(2) There shall be a provision that a subscriber’s contract delivered or issued for delivery in this state more than one hundred twenty (120) days after the effective date of this act under which coverage of a dependent of a subscriber terminates at a specified age shall, with respect to an unmarried child who is incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of intellectual disability or physical disability and who became so incapable prior to attainment of the limiting age and who is chiefly dependent upon such member for support and maintenance, not to terminate while the contract remains in force and the dependent remains in such condition, if the member has within thirty-one (31) days of such dependent’s attainment of the limiting age submitted proof of such dependent’s incapacity as described herein. The service corporation may require at reasonable intervals during the two (2) years following the child’s attainment of the limiting age subsequent proof of the child’s disability and dependency. After the two (2) year period, such subsequent proof may not be required more than once each year.
[41-3436, added 1972, ch. 348, sec. 4, p. 1030; am. 2008, ch. 296, sec. 3, p. 828; am. 2009, ch. 125, sec. 4, p. 394; am. 2010, ch. 235, sec. 34, p. 569.]