Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 3.47 - Cancer insurance solicitation

Current through November 29, 2021

(1) FINDINGS. Information on file in the office of the commissioner of insurance shows that significant misunderstanding exists with respect to cancer insurance. Consumers are not aware of the limitations of cancer insurance and do not know how cancer insurance policies fit in with other health insurance coverage. Many of the sales presentations used in the selling of cancer insurance are confusing, misleading and incomplete and consumers are not getting the information they need to make informed choices. The commissioner of insurance finds that such presentations and sales materials are misleading, deceptive and restrain competition unreasonably as considered by s. 628.34(12), Stats., and that their continued use without additional information would constitute an unfair trade practice under s. 628.34(11), Stats., and would result in misrepresentation as defined and prohibited in s. 628.34(1), Stats.
(2)PURPOSE. This section interprets s. 628.34(12), Stats., relating to unfair trade practices. It requires insurers and intermediaries who sell cancer insurance to give all prospective buyers of cancer insurance a shopper's guide prepared by the national association of insurance commissioners.
(3)SCOPE. This section applies to all individual, group and franchise insurance policies or riders which provide benefits for or are advertised as providing benefits primarily for the treatment of cancer. This section does not apply to solicitations in which the booklet, "Health Insurance Advice for Senior Citizens," is given to applicants as required by s. Ins 3.39.
(4)DEFINITION. "A Shopper's Guide to Cancer Insurance" means the document which contains the language set forth in Appendix I to this section.
(5)DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.
(a) Each insurer offering a policy or rider described in sub. (3) shall print, and the insurer and its intermediaries shall provide to all prospective purchasers of any policy or rider subject to this section, a copy of "A Shopper's Guide to Cancer Insurance" at the time the prospect is contacted by the insurer or intermediary with an invitation to apply, as defined in s. Ins 3.27(5) (g).
(b) "A Shopper's Guide to Cancer Insurance" shall be printed in an easy-to-read type of not less than 12-pt. size.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Insurance § Ins 3.47
Cr. Register, June, 1981, No. 306, eff. 8-1-81; am. (2) to (5), r. (6), r. and recr. Appendix, Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90.

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