SENATE BILL No. 101
An Act concerning health insurance; relating to extension of
payment of benefits; amending
K.S.A. 40-2254 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 40-2254 is hereby
amended to read as follows: 40-
2254. Every issuer of a group policy and certificate of
accident and sick-
ness insurance providing inpatient hospital, medical-surgical
sued or renewed within this state or issued or renewed outside this
covering residents within this state shall:
in its contracts a provision extending payment of
such benefits until discharged or for a period not less than 31
lowing the expiration date of the policy, whichever is earlier, for
insureds confined in a hospital on the date of termination;
(b) not fail to enroll in a
replacement group policy, contract or cer-
tificate without any gap in coverage any individual who is
confined to a
hospital or otherwise disabled at the time such individual's
policy, contract or certificate terminates;
(c) provide that
coverage payment of benefits under any
replacement policy, contract or certificate that is intended to
tinuous coverage will commence immediately following expiration of
prior policy, contract or certificate
with respect to
benefits not paid or
payable under subsection (a).
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 40-2254 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved March 27, 2001.