48.21.260  <<  48.21.270 >>   48.21.280

Conversion policyRestrictions and requirementsRules.

(1) An insurer shall not require proof of insurability as a condition for issuance of the conversion policy.
(2) A conversion policy may not contain an exclusion for preexisting conditions for any applicant.
(3) An insurer must offer at least three policy benefit plans that comply with the following:
(a) A major medical plan with a five thousand dollar deductible per person;
(b) A comprehensive medical plan with a five hundred dollar deductible per person; and
(c) A basic medical plan with a one thousand dollar deductible per person.
(4) The insurance commissioner may revise the deductible amounts in subsection (3) of this section from time to time to reflect changing health care costs.
(5) The insurance commissioner shall adopt rules to establish minimum benefit standards for conversion policies.
(6) The commissioner shall adopt rules to establish specific standards for conversion policy provisions. These rules may include but are not limited to:
(a) Terms of renewability;
(b) Nonduplication of coverage;
(c) Benefit limitations, exceptions, and reductions; and
(d) Definitions of terms.


Effective date2019 c 33: See note following RCW 48.43.005.
Legislative intentSeverability1984 c 190: See notes following RCW 48.21.250.
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