2010 California Code
Insurance Code
Article 2. Unfair Competition And Labor Practices

INSURANCE CODE
SECTION 12698.50-12698.56



12698.50.  (a) It shall constitute unfair competition for purposes
of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 17200) of Part 2 of Division 7
of the Business and Professions Code for an insurer, an insurance
agent or broker, or an administrator, as defined in Section 1759, to
refer an individual employee or employee's dependent to the program,
or arrange for an individual employee or employee's dependent to
apply to the program, for the purpose of separating that employee or
employee's dependent from group health coverage provided in
connection with the employee's employment.
   (b) Any employee described in subdivision (a) shall have a
personal right of action to enforce subdivision (a).



12698.52.  It shall constitute an unfair labor practice contrary to
public policy, and enforceable under Section 95 of the Labor Code,
for any employer to refer an individual employee or employee's
dependent to the program, or to arrange for an individual employee or
employee's dependent to apply to the program, for the purpose of
separating that employee or employee's dependent from group health
coverage provided in connection with the employee's employment.



12698.54.  It shall constitute an unfair labor practice contrary to
public policy and enforceable under Section 95 of the Labor Code for
any employer to change the employee-employer share-of-cost ratio or
to make any other modification of maternity care coverage for
employees or employees' dependents that results in the enrollment of
the employees or employees' dependents in the program established
pursuant to this part.



12698.56.  For purposes of this article, "group health coverage"
includes any nonprofit hospital service plan, health care service
plan, self-insured employee welfare benefit plan, or disability
insurance providing medical or hospital benefits.


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