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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 31. Government Municipal § 31-31-903. Group life insurance plans

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(1)(a) The board may enter into contracts with carriers to provide group life insurance coverage to active members of paid pension plans administered by the association and, if they are receiving a benefit from another plan administered by the association, to the following individuals:

(I) A retired member;

(II) A retired volunteer firefighter;

(III) A surviving spouse;

(IV) A dependent child;  and

(V) An individual who is receiving a benefit from the fire and police members' deferred compensation fund created by section 31-31-901.

(b) For purposes of this section, “carrier” means a private insurance company holding a valid outstanding certificate of authority from the division of insurance.

(2) The administration and management of the group life insurance plan shall be the exclusive responsibility of the carrier. The terms and conditions of coverage shall be as negotiated in the contract between the association and the carrier. The board may change the terms of or discontinue the coverage if the board determines that such action is in the best interests of the members. Participating members shall be notified sixty days prior to the effective date of any such change or discontinuance.

(3) The association shall pay no premium subsidy for group life insurance authorized to be offered by this section. Premiums shall be deducted from the salaries of participating active members and submitted to the association with the employer's monthly contribution reports or shall be deducted from the monthly benefit payments of participating retired members or their beneficiaries. Participating members who receive neither salaries nor benefits may arrange alternative methods of premium payment with the association.

(4) The named beneficiary shall be the beneficiary of life insurance obtained pursuant to the provisions of this section, unless the member or a court order names a different beneficiary for life insurance purposes. Life insurance obtained pursuant to the provisions of this section may be assigned by the member.

Cite this article: - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 31. Government Municipal § 31-31-903. Group life insurance plans - last updated January 01, 2022 |

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