2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 632. Insurance contracts in specific lines.
632.795 Open enrollment upon liquidation.


632.795 Open enrollment upon liquidation.


(1) Definition. In this section, "liquidated insurer" means an insurer ordered liquidated under ch. 645 or under similar laws of another jurisdiction.


(2) Coverage for group members. Except as provided in sub. (5) and unless otherwise provided by rule or order of the commissioner, an insurer described in sub. (3) shall permit insureds or enrolled participants of a liquidated insurer's group health care policy or plan to obtain coverage under a comprehensive group health care policy or plan offered by the insurer in the manner and under the terms required by sub. (4).


(3) Participating insurers. Subsection (2) applies to an insurer that participated in the most recent enrollment period in which the group members were able to choose among coverage offered by the liquidated insurer and coverage offered by one or more other insurers, if all of the following are satisfied:


(a) Coverage under a comprehensive group health care policy or plan offered by the insurer was selected by one or more members of the group in the most recent enrollment period.


(b) The most recent enrollment period occurred on or after July 1, 1989.


(4) Terms and offering of coverage.


(a) An insurer subject to sub. (2) shall provide coverage under the same policy form and for the same premium as it originally offered in the most recent enrollment period, subject only to the medical underwriting used in that enrollment period. Unless otherwise prescribed by rule, the insurer may apply deductibles, preexisting condition limitations, waiting periods or other limits only to the extent that they would have been applicable had coverage been extended at the time of the most recent enrollment period and with credit for the satisfaction or partial satisfaction of similar provisions under the liquidated insurer's policy or plan. The insurer may exclude coverage of claims that are payable by a solvent insurer under insolvency coverage required by the commissioner or by the insurance regulator of another jurisdiction. Coverage shall be effective on the date that the liquidated insurer's coverage terminates.


(b) An insurer subject to sub. (2) shall offer coverage to the group members, and the policyholder shall provide group members with the opportunity to obtain coverage, in the manner and within the time limits required by the commissioner by rule or order.


(5) Medical assistance enrollees. This section does not apply to persons enrolled in a health care plan offered by a liquidated insurer if the persons are enrolled in that plan under a contract between the department of health services and the liquidated insurer under s. 49.45 (2) (b) 2.

632.795 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 23; 1995 a. 27 s. 9126 (19); 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a).

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