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(a) In order to provide for full and fair disclosure in the sale of Medicare supplement policies, no Medicare supplement policy or certificate shall be delivered in this state unless an outline of coverage is delivered to the applicant at the time application is made.
(b) The commissioner shall prescribe both the format and content of the outline of coverage required by subsection (a) of this section. For purposes of this section, “format” means style, arrangements and overall appearance, including such items as the size, color and prominence of type and arrangement of text and captions. The outline of coverage shall include but is not limited to:
(i) A description of the principal benefits and coverage provided in the policy;
(ii) A statement of the exceptions, reductions and limitations contained in the policy;
(iii) A statement of the renewal provisions, including any reservation by the insurer of a right to change premiums and disclosure of the existence of any automatic renewal premium increases based on the policyholder's age;
(iv) A statement that the outline of coverage is a summary of the policy issued or applied for and that the policy should be consulted to determine governing contractual provisions.
(c) The commissioner may prescribe by regulation a standard form and the contents of an informational brochure for persons eligible for Medicare, which is intended to improve the buyer's ability to select the most appropriate coverage and improve the buyer's understanding of Medicare. Except in the case of direct response insurance policies, the commissioner may require by regulation that the information brochure be provided to any prospective insureds eligible for Medicare concurrently with delivery of the outline of coverage. With respect to direct response insurance policies, the commissioner may require by regulation that the prescribed brochure be provided upon request to any prospective insureds eligible for Medicare, but in no event later than the time the policy is delivered.
(d) The commissioner may adopt reasonable regulations for captions or notice requirements determined to be in the public interest and designed to inform prospective insureds that particular insurance coverages are not Medicare supplement coverages, for all disability insurance policies sold to persons eligible for Medicare, other than:
(i) Medicare supplement policies; or
(ii) Disability income policies.
(iii), (iv) Repealed by Laws 1997, ch. 12, § 2.
(e) The commissioner may further adopt reasonable regulations to govern the full and fair disclosure of the information in connection with the replacement of disability policies, subscriber contracts or certificates by persons eligible for Medicare.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wyoming Statutes Title 26. Insurance Code § 26-38-206. Disclosure standards - last updated December 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wy/title-26-insurance-code/wy-st-sect-26-38-206/
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