33-22-506. Continuation of coverage for persons with disabilities -- group contracts. (1) A group hospital or medical expense insurance policy or hospital or medical service plan contract delivered or issued for delivery in this state that provides that coverage of a dependent child of an employee or other member of the covered group terminates upon attainment of the limiting age for dependent children specified in the policy or contract must also provide in substance that attainment of the limiting age may not operate to terminate the coverage of the child while the child is and continues to be both incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of mental retardation or physical disability and chiefly dependent upon the employee or member for support and maintenance. Proof of retardation or the disability and dependency must be furnished to the insurer or hospital or medical service plan corporation by the employee or member within 31 days of the child's attainment of the limiting age and subsequently as may be required by the insurer or corporation. Proof may not be required more frequently than annually after the 2-year period following the child's attainment of the limiting age.
(2) Notwithstanding any other exemption or contrary law, the provisions of this section have equal application to hospital or medical expense insurance policies and hospital and medical service plan contracts.
History: (1)En. 40-3739 by Sec. 1, Ch. 298, L. 1971; Sec. 40-3739, R.C.M. 1947; (2)En. Sec. 2, Ch. 298, L. 1971; Sec. 40-3740, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 40-3739, 40-3740; amd. Sec. 23, Ch. 472, L. 1997.