31.11.02.05

.05 Coverage Provided.

A. The coverage provided to a qualified secondary beneficiary shall be identical to the coverage which would have been provided under the group contract for the benefit of the qualified secondary beneficiary if the individual had remained an eligible dependent of the insured employee and there had been no applicable change in status.

B. If modifications are made in the employer's group contract, the coverage provided to the qualified secondary beneficiary shall be correspondingly modified.

C. If the employer transfers from one group contract to another, the coverage provided the qualified secondary beneficiary shall be transferred to that provided under the new group contract.

D. If the employer provides various hospital, surgical, medical, or major medical coverages under one or more group contracts, a qualified secondary beneficiary may not choose less than all of the benefits provided unless the insured employee would have had the option of making such a choice for an eligible dependent if there had been no applicable change in status.

E. The benefits to be provided under the group contract shall be in no respect less favorable than those required by these regulations.