GROUP LIFE INSURANCE
41-2009. Dependents’ coverage. Any group life policy issued under section 41-2003 (employee groups), or 41-2004 (labor union groups), or 41-2006 (public employee groups), or 41-2007 (trustee groups) may be extended to insure the employees or members against loss due to the death of their spouses and minor children, or any class or classes thereof, subject to the following requirements:
(1) The premium for the insurance shall be paid by the policyholder, either from the employer’s or union’s funds or funds contributed by the employer or union, or from funds contributed by the insured employees or members, or from both. If no part of the premium is to be derived from funds contributed by the employees or members, all eligible employees or members, excluding any as to whose family members evidence of insurability is not satisfactory to the insurer, must be insured with respect to their spouses and children.
(2) Upon termination of the insurance with respect to the members of the family of any employee or member by reason of the employee’s or member’s termination of employment, termination of membership in the class or classes eligible for coverage under the policy, or death, the spouse shall be entitled to have issued by the insurer, without evidence of insurability, an individual policy of life insurance, without disability or other supplementary benefits, providing application for the individual policy shall be made, and the first premium paid to the insurer, within thirty-one (31) days after such termination, subject to the requirements of subsections (1), (2) and (3) of section 41-2018, Idaho Code. If any group policy terminates or is amended so as to terminate the insurance of any class of employees or members and the employee or member is entitled to have issued an individual policy, under section 41-2019, Idaho Code, the spouse shall also be entitled to have issued by the insurer an individual policy, subject to the conditions and limitations provided above. If the spouse dies within the period during which he would have been entitled to have an individual policy issued in accordance with this provision, the amount of life insurance which he would have been entitled to have issued under such individual policy shall be payable as a claim under the group policy, whether or not application for the individual policy or the payment of the first premium therefor has been made.
(3) Notwithstanding section 41-2017, Idaho Code, only one (1) certificate need be issued for delivery to an insured person if a statement concerning any dependent’s coverage is included in such certificate.
[41-2009, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 474, p. 645; am. 1969, ch. 214, sec. 57, p. 625; am. 1976, ch. 114, sec. 1, p. 449; am. 2004, ch. 256, sec. 4, p. 730.]