2011 California Code
Insurance Code
CHAPTER 7. Disability Insurance Disclosure
Section 10604

CA Ins Code § 10604 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

The disclosure form shall include the following information, in concise and specific terms, relative to the disability insurance policy:

(a) The applicable category or categories of coverage provided by the policy, from among the following:

(1) Basic hospital expense coverage.

(2) Basic medical-surgical expense coverage.

(3) Hospital confinement indemnity coverage.

(4) Major medical expense coverage.

(5) Disability income protection coverage.

(6) Accident only coverage.

(7) Specified disease or specified accident coverage.

(8) Such other categories as the commissioner may prescribe.

(b) The principal benefits and coverage of the disability insurance policy.

(c) The exceptions, reductions, and limitations that apply to such policy.

(d) A summary, including a citation of the relevant contractual provisions, of the process used to authorize or deny payments for services under the coverage provided by the policy including coverage for subacute care, transitional inpatient care, or care provided in skilled nursing facilities. This subdivision shall only apply to policies of disability insurance that cover hospital, medical, or surgical expenses.

(e) The full premium cost of such policy.

(f) Any copayment, coinsurance, or deductible requirements that may be incurred by the insured or his family in obtaining coverage under the policy.

(g) The terms under which the policy may be renewed by the insured, including any reservation by the insurer of any right to change premiums.

(h) A statement that the disclosure form is a summary only, and that the policy itself should be consulted to determine governing contractual provisions.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1024, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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