Section: Medical service corporation insurance benefits for preexisting condition
a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no group health insurance contract issued by a medical service corporation pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1940, c.74 (C.17:48A-1 et seq.), shall contain any provision which denies benefits for a preexisting condition to any person becoming a member of that group if: (1) during the period immediately preceding the person's becoming a member of the group the person was enrolled as a member under another group contract issued by the corporation; and (2) the corporation paid benefits for the condition under the group contract in which the person was previously insured.
b. Nothing in this section shall be construed to operate to add any benefit, to increase the scope of any benefit, or to increase any benefit level under any group contract.
c. This section shall apply to every group contract or policy in which the corporation or insurer has the right to change the premium.
L.1989, c.63, s.1.
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