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Title 8: Banking and Insurance

Chapter 107: HEALTH INSURANCE

Sub-Chapter 001: Generally

8 V.S.A. § 4063a. Coverage for civil unions



§ 4063a. Coverage for civil unions

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Dependent coverage" means family coverage or coverage for one or more persons.

(2) "Party to a civil union" is defined for purposes of this section as under 15 V.S.A. § 1201.

(3) "Insurer" shall mean a health insurer as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 9402.

(b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, insurers shall provide dependent coverage to parties to a civil union that is equivalent to that provided to married insureds. An individual or group health insurance policy which provides coverage for a spouse or family member of the insured shall also provide the equivalent coverage for a party to a civil union. (Added 1999, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 18, eff. Jan. 1, 2001.)