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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 211. Rules Governing Health Maintenance Organizations

14VAC5-211-130. Extension of benefits for total disability.

A. A group contract issued by a health maintenance organization in the large group market shall contain a reasonable extension of benefits upon discontinuance of the group contract with respect to enrollees who become totally disabled while enrolled under the contract and who continue to be totally disabled at the date of discontinuance of the contract.

B. Upon payment of premium, coverage shall remain in full force and effect for a reasonable period of time not less than 180 days, or until the enrollee is no longer totally disabled, or a succeeding carrier elects to provide replacement coverage to that enrollee without limitation as to the disabling condition.

C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to contracts entered into by any health maintenance organization that has contracted with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services to provide health care services to recipients of medical assistance services pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended, or to individuals covered by the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Insurance (FAMIS) plan developed pursuant to Title XXI of the Social Security Act, as amended.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 3, eff. January 1, 2015.

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