Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 040
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Bill 101
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning health insurance; relating to extension of payment of benefits; amending K.S.A. 40-2254 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 40

SENATE BILL No. 101


An Act concerning health insurance; relating to extension of payment of benefits; amending

K.S.A. 40-2254 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 40-2254 is hereby amended to read as follows: 40-

2254. Every issuer of a group policy and certificate of accident and sick-

ness insurance providing inpatient hospital, medical-surgical benefits is-

sued or renewed within this state or issued or renewed outside this state

covering residents within this state shall:

(a) Contain Include in its contracts a provision extending payment of

such benefits until discharged or for a period not less than 31 days fol-

lowing the expiration date of the policy, whichever is earlier, for covered

insureds confined in a hospital on the date of termination; and

(b) not fail to enroll in a replacement group policy, contract or cer-

tificate without any gap in coverage any individual who is confined to a

hospital or otherwise disabled at the time such individual's prior group

policy, contract or certificate terminates;

(c) provide that coverage payment of benefits under any subsequent

replacement policy, contract or certificate that is intended to afford con-

tinuous coverage will commence immediately following expiration of any

prior policy, contract or certificate with respect to benefits not paid or

payable under subsection (a).

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 40-2254 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved March 27, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001