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Notice to applicant regarding replacement of individual accident and sickness or long-term care insurance marketed by an insurance producer.
The following notice is required in WAC 284-83-060
NOTICE TO APPLICANT REGARDING REPLACEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL [ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS] [HEALTH] OR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE
[Insurance company's name and address]
SAVE THIS NOTICE! IT MAY BE IMPORTANT TO YOU IN THE FUTURE.
According to [your application] [information you have furnished], you intend to lapse or otherwise terminate existing [accident and sickness] [health] or long-term care insurance and replace it with an individual long-term care insurance policy to be issued by [company name] insurance company. Your new policy provides thirty days within which you may decide, without cost, whether you desire to keep the policy. For your own information and protection, you should be aware of and seriously consider certain factors which may affect the insurance protection available to you under the new policy.
You should review this new coverage carefully, comparing it with all [accident and sickness] [health] or long-term care insurance coverage you now have, and terminate your present policy only if, after due consideration, you find that purchase of this long-term care coverage is a wise decision.
STATEMENT TO APPLICANT BY [INSURANCE PRODUCER OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE]:
(Use additional sheets, as necessary.)
I have reviewed your current medical or health insurance coverage. I believe the replacement of insurance involved in this transaction materially improves your position. My conclusion has taken into account the following considerations, which I call to your attention:
Health conditions that you may presently have (preexisting conditions), may not be immediately or fully covered under the new policy. This could result in denial or delay in payment of benefits under the new policy, whereas a similar claim might have been payable under your present policy.
State law provides that your replacement policy or certificate may not contain new preexisting conditions or probationary periods. The insurer will waive any time periods applicable to preexisting conditions or probationary periods in the new policy (or coverage) for similar benefits to the extent such time was spent (depleted) under the original policy.
If you are replacing existing long-term care insurance coverage, you may wish to secure the advice of your present insurer or its appointed [insurance producer] regarding the proposed replacement of your present policy. This is not only your right, but it is also in your best interest to make sure you understand all the relevant factors involved in replacing your present coverage.
If, after due consideration, you still wish to terminate your present policy and replace it with new coverage, be certain to truthfully and completely answer all questions on the application concerning your medical health history. Failure to include all material medical information on an application may provide a basis for the company to deny any future claims and to refund your premium as though your policy had never been in force. After the application has been completed and before your sign it, reread it carefully to be certain that all information has been properly recorded.
(Signature of [Insurance Producer] or Other Representative)
[Typed Name and Address of [Insurance Producer]]
The above "Notice to Applicant" was delivered to me on:
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
(3)(a) and 48.17.010
(5). WSR 11-01-159 (Matter No. R 2010-09), § 284-83-063, filed 12/22/10, effective 1/22/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
(1), and 48.83.140
(4)(a). WSR 08-24-019 (Matter No. R 2008-09), § 284-83-063, filed 11/24/08, effective 12/25/08.]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency.