(a) Any group policy issued, amended, or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 1983, which provides insurance for employees or members on an expense-incurred or service basis, other than for a specific disease or for accidental injuries only, shall contain a provision that an employee or member whose coverage under the group policy has been terminated for any reason except as provided in this part, shall be entitled to have a converted policy issued to him or her by the insurer under whose group policy he or she was covered, without evidence of insurability, subject to the terms and conditions of this part.
(b)(1) This section shall be inoperative on January 1, 2014.
(2) If Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code , 1 as added by Section 1501 of PPACA, 2 is repealed or amended to no longer apply to the individual market, as defined in Section 2791 of the federal Public Health Service Act ( 42 U.S.C. Sec. 300gg-91 ), this section shall become operative on the date of that repeal or amendment.
(3) For purposes of this subdivision, “PPACA” means the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ( Public Law 111-148 ) 3, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 ( Public Law 111-152 ), and any rules, regulations, or guidance issued pursuant to that law.
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