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Name of Proposed Rule: Uniform Standards For Group Disability Income Insurance Enrollment Forms And Statement Of Insurability Forms

Subject Matter of Proposed Rule: The Uniform Standards For Group Disability Income Insurance Enrollment Forms And Statement Of Insurability Forms (the "Proposed Standards") apply to paper, telephonic or electronic forms used to enroll for coverage provided by group disability income insurance policies. In situations where evidence of insurability from an enrollee is not required and underwriting questions are not included in a form, the form is considered an enrollment form and filing for approval may not be required. In situations where evidence of insurability from an enrollee is required and underwriting questions are included in the form, the form is considered a statement of insurability and detailed uniform standards apply. The Proposed Standards apply to new business forms as well as forms used to request changes to existing group certificates.

Citation to Published Notices: Notice of this rule was published on August 27, 2015

Name of persons requesting Public Hearing:

Date and Location of Public Hearing, if any: November 18, 2015, Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

Status of Proposed Rule (including upcoming meetings): The Proposed Standards have been issued for notice and comment. Written comments will be accepted on the Proposed Standards until October 27, 2015. Written requests for a public hearing must be received no later than September 16, 2015.

Date Approved by Management Committee: February 24, 2016

Date Adopted by Commission: February 24, 2016

Effective Date of Rule: June 8, 2016

Memos from Product Standards Committee:

Link to Comments submitted by members and the public:

States who have opted out of the Uniform Standards:

  • Connecticut
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
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