(A) Purpose. The purpose of this rule is to establish the form and content of the disclaimer to the summary document describing the general purposes and current limitations of the Ohio life and health insurance guaranty association and the notice that the policy or contract, or portion thereof, may not be covered by the association.
(B) Authority. This rule is issued pursuant to the authority vested in the superintendent under section 3956.18 of the Revised Code.
(C) Applicability. This rule applies to all insurers and agents providing, soliciting or negotiating coverage for direct, non-group life, health, annuity, and supplemental policies or contracts, for certificates under direct group policies and contracts, and for unallocated annuity contracts issued by member insurers.
(D) Delivery of summary document. Division (B)(2) of section 3956.18 of the Revised Code provides that no insurer shall deliver a policy or contract described in division (B)(1) of section 3956.04 of the Revised Code unless the document is delivered to the policy or contract holder prior to or at the time of delivery of the policy or contract, except if division (D) of section 3956.18 of the Revised Code applies. The document also shall be available upon request by a policy or contract holder.
In providing the summary document described in division (B)(2) of section 3956.18 of the Revised Code, the insurer must use the exact form of the disclaimer set forth in appendix I to this rule.
(E) Policy or contract not covered by association. Division (D) of section 3956.18 of the Revised Code provides that no insurer or agent may deliver a policy or contract described in division (B)(1) of section 3956.04 of the Revised Code, all or a portion of which is excluded under division (B)(2)(a) of section 3956.04 of the Revised Code from coverage under Chapter 3956. of the Revised Code unless the insurer or agent, prior to or at the time of delivery gives the policy or contract holder a separate written notice that clearly and conspicuously discloses that the policy or contract, or a portion of the policy or contract, is not covered by the association.
In providing the document described in division (D) of section 3956.18 of the Revised Code, the insurer or agent must use the exact form set forth in appendix I to this rule.
(F) Severability. If any section, term or provision of this rule is adjudged invalid for any reason, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate any other section, term or provision of this rule, but the remaining sections, terms and provisions shall be and continue in full force and effect.
The Ohio Life and Health Guaranty Association may not provide coverage for this policy. If coverage is provided, it may be subject to substantial limitations or exclusions, and require continued residency in Ohio. You should not rely on coverage by the Ohio Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association in selecting an insurance company or in selecting an insurance policy. Coverage is NOT provided for your policy or any portion of it that is not guaranteed by the insurer or for which you have assumed the risk, such as a variable contract sold by prospectus. You should check with your insurance company representative to determine if you are only covered in part or not covered at all. Insurance companies or their agents are required by law to give or send you this notice. However, insurance companies and their agents are prohibited by law from using the existence of the guaranty association to induce you to purchase any kind of insurance policy.
Ohio Life and Health Insurance
1840 Mackenzie Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43220
Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street
Third Floor, Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/29/2008 and 08/29/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3901.041, 3956.18
Rule Amplifies: 3956.18
Prior Effective Dates: 10/21/90, 3/28/04