(215 ILCS 5/356d)
(from Ch. 73, par. 968d)
Conversion privileges for insured former spouses.
(1) No policy
of accident and health insurance providing coverage of
hospital and/or medical expense on either an expense incurred basis or
other than an expense incurred basis, which in addition to covering the
insured also provides coverage to the spouse of the insured shall
contain a provision for termination of coverage for a spouse covered
under the policy solely as a result of a break in the marital
relationship except by reason of an entry of a valid judgment of dissolution
of marriage between the parties.
(2) Every policy which contains a provision for termination of coverage
of the spouse upon dissolution of marriage shall contain a provision to the
effect that upon the entry of a valid judgment of dissolution of marriage
between the insured parties the spouse whose marriage was dissolved
shall be entitled to have issued to
him or her, without evidence of insurability, upon application made to
the company within 60 days following the entry of such judgment, and upon
the payment of the appropriate premium, an individual policy of accident
and health insurance. Such policy shall provide the coverage then being
issued by the insurer which is most nearly similar to, but not greater
than, such terminated coverages. Any and all probationary and/or
waiting periods set forth in such policy shall be considered as being
met to the extent coverage was in force under the prior policy.
(3) The requirements of this Section shall apply to all policies
delivered or issued for delivery on or after the 60th day following the
effective date of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 84-545.)