31.11.01.14

.14 Notification.

A. The insured person whose coverage under a group policy terminates and who is entitled to make application for a converted policy shall be notified of this right, on or before the date of termination of coverage, but not more than 61 days before.

B. An insured person who receives the timely notice of the conversion privilege, as described in §A of this regulation, shall be given the right to apply for the converted policy until at least 45 days after the date the individual's coverage under the group policy terminates.

C. If the insured person is not provided the notification described in §A of this regulation, then the insured person shall have the right to apply for a converted policy within the time stated in the notice which shall be at least 31 days after the date of the notice, except that the late notice may not extend the period for making application beyond 90 days after the termination of coverage in the group policy.

D. Except as provided in §E of this regulation, written notice presented to the insured person or mailed by the group policyholder to the last known address of the insured person or mailed by the carrier to the last known address of the insured person as furnished by the policyholder shall constitute notice for the purpose of this regulation.

E. Notice given by the policyholder or the carrier by mail which is returned undelivered does not constitute notice for the purpose of this regulation.

F. Unless the written notice is to be provided by the carrier, the group policy shall contain a provision to the effect that notice of the conversion privilege shall be given by the group policyholder to the affected certificate holder upon termination of coverage of the insured person.