l. Dependent Children

Current 2011

33-30-4. Required provisions generally.

Each group accident and sickness policy shall contain in substance the following provisions: 

(1) A provision that, in the absence of fraud or intentional misrepresentation of material fact in applying for or procuring coverage under the terms of the group policy or contract, all statements made by the policyholder shall be deemed representations and not warranties, and that no statement made for the purpose of effecting insurance shall avoid the insurance or reduce benefits unless contained in a written instrument signed by the policyholder, a copy of which has been furnished to the policyholder; 

(2) A provision that the insurer will furnish to the policyholder, for delivery to each employee or member of the insured group, an individual certificate setting forth in summary form a statement of the essential features of the insurance coverage of the employee or member and to whom benefits are payable. If dependents or family members are included in the coverage, additional certificates need not be issued for delivery to the dependents or family members; 

(3) A provision that from time to time eligible new employees or members or dependents, in accordance with the terms of the policy, may be added to the group originally insured; 

(4) A provision that, with respect to termination of benefits for, or coverage of, any person who is a dependent child of an insured, the child shall continue to be insured up to and including age 26 so long as the coverage of the member continues in effect and the child remains a tax dependent of the insured parent or guardian.and 

(5) A provision that the policyholder is entitled to a grace period of not less than 31 days for the payment of any premium due except the first, during which grace period the policy shall continue in force unless the policyholder shall have given the insurer written notice of discontinuance in advance of the date of discontinuance and in accordance with the terms of the policy. The policy may provide that the policyholder shall be liable to the insurer for the payment of a pro rata premium for the time the policy was in force during such grace period. 



(Code 1933, § 56-3102, enacted by Ga. L. 1960, p. 289, § 1; Ga. L. 1978, p. 1149, § 1; Ga. L. 1983, p. 3, § 24; Ga. L. 1989, p. 675, § 1; Ga. L. 2005, p. 481, § 11/HB 291.)