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41-4603.  Definitions. Unless the context requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1)  "Applicant" means:
(a)  In the case of an individual long-term care insurance policy, the person who seeks to contract for benefits; and
(b)  In the case of a group long-term care insurance policy, the proposed certificate holder.
(2)  "Certificate" means, for the purposes of this chapter, any certificate issued under a group long-term care insurance policy, which policy has been delivered or issued for delivery in this state.
(3)  "Director" means the director of the department of insurance of this state.
(4)  "Group long-term care insurance" means a long-term care insurance policy which is delivered or issued for delivery in this state and issued to:
(a)  One (1) or more employers or labor organizations, or to a trust or to the trustees of a fund established by one (1) or more employers or labor organizations, or a combination thereof, for employees or former employees or a combination thereof, or for members or former members or a combination thereof, of the labor organizations; or
(b)  Any professional, trade or occupational association for its members or former or retired members, or combination thereof, if such association:
(i)   Is composed of individuals all of whom are or were actively engaged in the same profession, trade or occupation; and
(ii)  Has been maintained in good faith for purposes other than obtaining insurance; or
(c)  An association or a trust or the trustee(s) of a fund established, created or maintained for the benefit of members of one (1) or more associations. Prior to advertising, marketing or offering such policy within this state, the association or associations, or the insurer of the association or associations, shall file evidence with the director that the association or associations have at the outset a minimum of one hundred (100) persons and have been organized and maintained in good faith for purposes other than that of obtaining insurance; have been in active existence for at least one (1) year; and have a constitution and bylaws which provide that:
(i)   The association or associations hold regular meetings not less than annually to further purposes of the members;
(ii)  Except for credit unions, the association or associations collect dues or solicit contributions from members; and
(iii) The members have voting privileges and representation on the governing board and committees.
Sixty (60) days after such filing the association or associations will be deemed to satisfy such organizational requirements, unless the director makes a finding that the association or associations do not satisfy those organizational requirements.
(d)  A group other than as described in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this subsection, subject to a finding by the director that:
(i)   The issuance of the group policy is not contrary to the best interest of the public;
(ii)  The issuance of the group policy would result in economies of acquisition or administration; and
(iii) The benefits are reasonable in relation to the premiums charged.
(5)  "Long-term care insurance" means any insurance policy or rider advertised, marketed, offered or designed to provide coverage for not less than twelve (12) consecutive months for each covered person on an expense incurred, indemnity, prepaid or other basis; for one (1) or more necessary or medically necessary diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance or personal care services, provided in a setting other than an acute care unit of a hospital. Such term includes group and individual annuities and life insurance policies or riders which provide directly or which supplement long-term care insurance. Such term also includes a policy or rider which provides for payment of benefits based upon cognitive impairment or the loss of functional capacity. The term shall also include qualified long-term care insurance contracts. Long-term care insurance may be issued by insurers, fraternal benefit societies, managed care organizations, or any similar organization to the extent they are otherwise authorized to issue life or health insurance. Long-term care insurance shall not include any insurance policy which is offered primarily to provide basic medicare supplement coverage, basic hospital expense coverage, basic medical-surgical expense coverage, hospital confinement indemnity coverage, major medical expense coverage, disability income or related asset-protection coverage, accident only coverage, specified disease or specified accident coverage, or limited benefit health coverage. With regard to life insurance, this term does not include life insurance policies which accelerate the death benefit specifically for one (1) or more of the qualifying events of terminal illness, medical conditions requiring extraordinary medical intervention, or permanent institutional confinement, and which provide the option of a lump-sum payment for those benefits and in which neither the benefits nor the eligibility for the benefits is conditioned upon the receipt of long-term care. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, any product advertised, marketed or offered as long-term care insurance shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter.
(6)  "Policy" means, for the purposes of this chapter, any policy, contract, enrolled member agreement, rider or endorsement delivered or issued for delivery in this state by an insurer, fraternal benefit society, managed care organization, or any similar organization.

[41-4603, added 1999, ch. 98, sec. 2, p. 304.]

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