Blanket sickness and accident insurance is that form of sickness and accident insurance covering special groups of persons as enumerated in one of the following divisions:
(A) Under a policy issued to any common carrier, which shall be deemed the policyholder, covering a group defined as all persons who may become passengers on such common carrier;
(B) Under a policy issued to an employer, who shall be deemed the policyholder, covering any group of employees defined by reference to exceptional hazards incident to such employment;
(C) Under a policy issued to a college, school, or other institution of learning, or to the head or principal thereof, who or which shall be deemed the policyholder, covering students or teachers;
(D) Under a policy issued in the name of any volunteer fire department or first aid or other similar volunteer group, which shall be deemed the policyholder, covering all of the members of such department or group;
(E) Under a policy issued to any other substantially similar group which, in the discretion of the superintendent of insurance, may be subject to the issuance of a blanket sickness and accident policy.
An individual application is not required from a person covered under a blanket sickness or accident policy, nor is it necessary for the insurer to furnish each person a certificate.
All benefits under any blanket sickness and accident policy shall be payable to the person insured, or to his designated beneficiary, or to his estate, except that if the person insured is a minor, such benefits may be made payable to his parent, guardian, or other person actually supporting him.
This section does not affect the legal liability of policyholders for the death of, or injury to, any member of any such group.
Cite as R.C. § 3923.13
History. Effective Date: 10-01-1953