§33-14-7. Dependent coverage.

Any policy issued pursuant to sections two, four and five of this article may be extended to insure the employees or members against loss due to the death of their spouses and minor children, or any class or classes thereof, subject to the following requirements:

(a) The premium for the insurance shall be paid by the policyholder, either from the employer's or union's funds or funds contributed by the employer or union, or from funds contributed by the insured employees or members, or from both. If any part of the premium is to be derived from funds contributed by the insured employees or members, the insurance with respect to spouses and children may be placed in force only if at least seventy-five percent of the then eligible employees or members, excluding any as to whose family members evidence of insurability is not satisfactory to the insurer, elect to make the required contribution. If no part of the premium is to be derived from funds contributed by the employees or members, all eligible employees or members, excluding any as to whose family members evidence of insurability is not satisfactory to the insurer, must be insured with respect to their spouses and children.

(b) The amounts of insurance must be based upon some plan precluding individual selection either by the employees or members or by the policyholder, employer or union.

(c) Upon termination of the insurance with respect to the members of the family of any employee or member by reason of the employee's or member's termination of employment, termination of membership in the class or classes eligible for coverage under the policy, or death, the spouse shall be entitled to have issued by the insurer, without evidence of insurability, an individual policy of life insurance without disability or other supplementary benefits, providing application for the individual policy shall be made, and the first premium paid to the insurer, within thirty-one days after such termination, subject to the requirements of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of section sixteen of this article. If the group policy terminates or is amended so as to terminate the insurance of any class of employees or members and the employee or member is entitled to have issued an individual policy under section seventeen of this article, the spouse shall also be entitled to have issued by the insurer an individual policy, subject to the conditions and limitations provided above. If the spouse dies within the period during which he would have been entitled to have an individual policy issued in accordance with this provision, the amount of life insurance which he would have been entitled to have issued under such individual policy shall be payable as a claim under the group policy, whether or not application for the individual policy or the payment of the first premium therefor has been made.

(d) Notwithstanding section fifteen of this article, only one certificate need be issued for delivery to an insured person if a statement concerning any dependent's coverage is included in such certificate.