2013 Maryland Code
INSURANCE
§ 8-318 - Discharging, fining, suspending, expelling, disciplining, or discriminating against plan participant or beneficiary


MD Ins Code § 8-318 (2013) What's This?

§8-318.

(a) A person may not discharge, fine, suspend, expel, discipline, or discriminate against a plan participant or beneficiary:

(1) for exercising a right to which the participant or beneficiary is entitled under this subtitle; or

(2) for the purpose of interfering with a right to which the participant or beneficiary may become entitled under this subtitle.

(b) A person may not discharge, fine, suspend, expel, discipline, or discriminate against a person, whether or not the person is a plan participant or beneficiary, because the person:

(1) has given information or testified in an inquiry or proceeding that relates to this subtitle; or

(2) is about to give information or testify in an inquiry or proceeding that relates to this subtitle.

(c) A person may not, by fraud, force, violence, or the threat of force or violence, restrain, coerce, or intimidate or attempt to restrain, coerce, or intimidate a plan participant or beneficiary for the purpose of interfering with or preventing the exercise of a right to which the plan participant or beneficiary is or may become entitled under this subtitle.

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