Sec. 38a-456. Notice of cancellation or discontinuation of group life
a. Any individual, partnership,
corporation or unincorporated association providing group life insurance
coverage for its employees shall furnish each insured employee, upon
cancellation or discontinuation of such life insurance, notice of the
cancellation or discontinuation of such insurance. The notice shall be
mailed or delivered to the insured employee not less than fifteen days
next preceding the effective date of cancellation or discontinuation.
Any individual or any such entity which fails to provide timely notice
shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars for each violation.
The Labor Commissioner shall have the authority to assess all such
fines. This section shall apply to any such individual, partnership,
corporation or unincorporated association which substitutes one policy
providing such group life insurance coverage for another such policy
with no interruption in coverage.
b. If any individual or any such
entity fails to furnish notice pursuant to subsection (a) of this
section, the individual or entity shall be liable for benefits to the
same extent as the insurer would have been liable if coverage had not
been cancelled or discontinued.