Continuation option to be offered.
Every health care service contractor that issues group contracts providing group coverage for hospital or medical expense shall offer the contract holder an option to include a contract provision granting a person who becomes ineligible for coverage under the group contract, the right to continue the group benefits for a period of time and at a rate agreed upon. The contract provision shall provide that when such coverage terminates, the covered person may convert to a contract as provided in RCW 48.44.370.
[1984 c 190 § 5.]
| Legislative intent -- Severability -- 1984 c 190: See notes following RCW 48.21.250.|
Application -- 1984 c 190 §§ 2, 5, and 8: See note following RCW 48.21.250.