2017 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 500 - Insurance Code of 1956
Act 218 of 1956 THE INSURANCE CODE OF 1956 (500.100 - 500.8302)
218-1956-44 CHAPTER 44 GROUP LIFE INSURANCE (500.4400...500.4454)
Section 500.4438 Individual certificate; notice of conversion rights.
(1) Each group life insurance policy shall contain a provision that the company will issue to the employer for delivery to the employee, whose life is insured under the policy, an individual certificate that contains all of the following:
(a) A description of the employee's insurance coverage and to whom the insurance is payable.
(b) A statement that if the employee is terminated from employment for any reason, the employee is entitled to have issued to the employee by the company, without further evidence of insurability, upon application made to the company within 31 days after the termination, and upon the payment of the premium applicable to the class of risk to which the employee belongs and to the form and amount of the policy at the employee's then attained age, a policy of life insurance in any 1 of the forms customarily issued by the company, except term insurance, in an amount equal to the amount of the employee's coverage under the group insurance policy at the time of the employee's termination of employment.
(2) An individual certificate under subsection (1) is notice to the employee of his or her conversion rights under a group policy. A separate notice at the time of the employee's termination is not required.
History: 1956, Act 218, Eff. Jan. 1, 1957 ;-- Am. 2014, Act 139, Eff. Mar. 31, 2015
Popular Name: Act 218