Nebraska Revised Statute 44-710.01

Chapter 44


Sickness and accident insurance; standard policy provisions; requirements; enumeration.

No policy of sickness and accident insurance shall be delivered or issued for delivery to any person in this state unless (1) the entire money and other considerations therefor are expressed therein, (2) the time at which the insurance takes effect and terminates is expressed therein, (3) it purports to insure only one person, except that a policy may insure, originally or by subsequent amendment, upon the application of an adult member of a family who shall be deemed the policyholder, any two or more eligible members of that family, including husband, wife, dependent children, any children enrolled on a full-time basis in any college, university, or trade school, or any children under a specified age which shall not exceed thirty years and any other person dependent upon the policyholder; any individual policy hereinafter delivered or issued for delivery in this state which provides that coverage of a dependent child shall terminate upon the attainment of the limiting age for dependent children specified in the policy shall also provide in substance that attainment of such limiting age shall not operate to terminate the coverage of such child during the continuance of such policy and while the child is and continues to be both (a) incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of an intellectual disability or a physical disability and (b) chiefly dependent upon the policyholder for support and maintenance, if proof of such incapacity and dependency is furnished to the insurer by the policyholder within thirty-one days of the child's attainment of the limiting age and subsequently as may be required by the insurer but not more frequently than annually after the two-year period following the child's attainment of the limiting age; such insurer may charge an additional premium for and with respect to any such continuation of coverage beyond the limiting age of the policy with respect to such child, which premium shall be determined by the insurer on the basis of the class of risks applicable to such child, (4) it contains a title on the face of the policy correctly describing the policy, (5) the exceptions and reductions of indemnity are set forth in the policy and, except those which are set forth in sections 44-710.03 and 44-710.04, are printed, at the insurer's option, either included with the benefit provision to which they apply or under an appropriate caption such as EXCEPTIONS, or EXCEPTIONS AND REDUCTIONS; if an exception or reduction specifically applies only to a particular benefit of the policy, a statement of such exception or reduction shall be included with the benefit provision to which it applies, (6) each such form, including riders and endorsements, shall be identified by a form number in the lower left-hand corner of the first page thereof, (7) it contains no provision purporting to make any portion of the charter, rules, constitution, or bylaws of the insurer a part of the policy unless such portion is set forth in full in the policy, except in the case of the incorporation of, or reference to, a statement of rates or classification of risks, or short-rate table filed with the Director of Insurance, and (8) on or after January 1, 1999, any restrictive rider contains a notice of the existence of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool if the policy provides health insurance as defined in section 44-4209.