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Subchapter 001 : GENERALLY(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 4077)
§ 4077. Termination; comprehensive major medical policies; grace period
(a) A comprehensive major medical insurance policy issued by a health insurance company, nonprofit hospital or medical service corporation, or health maintenance organization that insures employees, members, or subscribers for hospital and medical insurance on an expense-incurred, service, or prepaid basis shall:
(1) provide notice to the policyholder or other responsible party of any premium payment due on a policy at least 21 days before the due date; and
(2) provide a grace period of at least one month for the payment of each premium falling due after the first premium, during which grace period the policy shall continue in force and the issuer of the policy shall be liable for valid claims for covered losses incurred prior to the end of the grace period.
(b) If the issuer of a policy described in subsection (a) of this section does not receive payment by the due date, the issuer shall send a termination notice to the policyholder at least 21 days prior to termination notifying the policyholder that the issuer may terminate the policy if payment is not received by the termination date.
(c) The termination date of a policy described in subsection (a) of this section shall not be earlier than the day following the last day of the grace period set forth in subdivision (a)(1) of this section. (Added 2021, No. 25, § 19, eff. May 12, 2021.)