§33-16-1. Scope of article.

(a) Nothing in this article shall apply to or affect any policy of liability or workers' compensation insurance, or any policy of individual accident and sickness insurance issued in accordance with article fifteen of this chapter, or any policy issued by a fraternal benefit society.

(b) Nothing in this article shall apply to or in any way affect life insurance, endowment or annuity contracts or contracts supplemental thereto which contain no provisions relating to accident or sickness insurance except (a) such as provide additional benefits in case of death by accidental means and except (b) such as operate to safeguard such contracts against lapse, or to give a special surrender value or special benefit or an annuity in the event that the insured or annuitant shall become totally and permanently disabled as defined by the contract or supplemental contract.

(c) No accident and sickness policy or certificate shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this state insuring more than one individual (subject to the same exceptions provided for group life insurance in section one of article fourteen of this chapter) unless to one of the groups set forth in section two of this article and unless otherwise in compliance with this article.