Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 27-1-5-5.

Synopsis: Group insurance. Allows certain kinds of insurance to be provided on a group basis in certain circumstances.

Effective: July 1, 2008.


    January 15, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Insurance.


Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning insurance.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 27-1-5-5; (08)IN1284.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 27-1-5-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 5. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), an insurer may issue a policy on a group basis to provide any kind of insurance described in Class 2 or Class 3 of section 1 of this chapter if:
        (1) the policy provides individual coverage under a certificate of insurance issued to each member of the group;
        (2) the policyholder has a direct contractual relationship with each certificate holder; and
        (3) the insurance coverage provided under the policy protects the policyholder and each certificate holder.
    (b) If another provision of state law:
        (1) specifies requirements for issuance of an insurance policy on a group basis; and
        (2) conflicts with subsection (a);
the other provision is controlling.