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631.95(3)(b)4. 4. Refuse to issue such a policy or certificate to a person who is or was, or who the insurer has reason to believe is or was, a perpetrator of abuse or domestic abuse against the person who is to be the insured under the policy.
631.95(3)(b)5. 5. Refuse to issue such a policy or certificate to a person who lacks an insurable interest in the person who is to be the insured under the policy.
631.95(3)(b)6. 6. For purposes of underwriting; administering a claim under; or determining a person's eligibility for coverage, a benefit or payment under; such a policy or certificate; or for purposes of servicing such a policy or certificate or an application for such a policy or certificate; inquire about and use information related to a person's medical history or existing medical condition, regardless of whether that condition is or may have been caused by abuse or domestic abuse. Any adverse underwriting decision based on a person's medical history or medical condition must be made in conformity with sound actuarial principles or otherwise supported by actual or reasonably anticipated experience.
631.95(3)(c) (c) Disability income or long-term care insurance. With respect to an individual or group disability income or long-term care insurance policy or a certificate of group disability income or long-term care insurance, an insurer may, on the basis of information in medical, law enforcement or court records, or on the basis of information provided by the insured, policyholder or applicant for insurance, do any of the following:
631.95(3)(c)1. 1. Refuse to name as a beneficiary under such a policy or certificate a person who is or was, or who the insurer has reason to believe is or was, a perpetrator of abuse or domestic abuse against the insured under the policy.
631.95(3)(c)2. 2. Refuse to issue such a policy or certificate to a person who is or was, or who the insurer has reason to believe is or was, a perpetrator of abuse or domestic abuse against the person who is to be the insured under the policy.
631.95(3)(c)3. 3. Refuse to issue such a policy or certificate to a person who lacks an insurable interest in the person who is to be the insured under the policy.
631.95(3)(c)4. 4. For purposes of underwriting; administering a claim under; or determining a person's eligibility for coverage, a benefit or payment under; such a policy or certificate; or for purposes of servicing such a policy or certificate or an application for such a policy or certificate; inquire about and use information related to a person's medical history or existing medical condition, regardless of whether that condition is or may have been caused by abuse or domestic abuse. Any adverse underwriting decision based on a person's medical history or medical condition must be made in conformity with sound actuarial principles or otherwise supported by actual or reasonably anticipated experience.
631.95(4) (4)Immunity for insurers. An insurer is immune from any civil or criminal liability for any action taken under sub. (3) or for the death of, or injury to, an insured that results from abuse or domestic abuse.
631.95(5) (5)Use and disclosure of abuse information.
631.95(5)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (c) and (d) and sub. (3), no person employed by or contracting with an insurer may use, disclose or transfer information related to any of the following:
631.95(5)(a)1. 1. Whether an insured or applicant for insurance or a member of the insured's or applicant's family, or whether an employee or other group member of an insured or applicant for insurance or a member of the employee's or other group member's family, is or has been, or is with reason believed by the person employed by or contracting with the insurer to be or to have been, a victim of abuse or domestic abuse.
631.95(5)(a)2. 2. Whether an insured or applicant for insurance, or whether an employee or other group member of an insured or applicant for insurance, is a family member or associate of, or in a relationship with, a person who is or has been, or who the person employed by or contracting with the insurer has reason to believe is or has been, a victim of abuse or domestic abuse.
631.95(5)(a)3. 3. Whether an insured or an applicant for insurance employs a person who is or has been, or who the person employed by or contracting with the insurer has reason to believe is or has been, a victim of abuse or domestic abuse.
631.95(5)(b) (b) Except as provided in pars. (c) and (d), a person employed by or contracting with an insurer may not disclose or transfer information related to the telephone number or address or other location of any of the following individuals, if the person knows that the individual is or has been, or has reason to believe that the individual is or has been, a victim of abuse or domestic abuse:
631.95(5)(b)1. 1. An insured.
631.95(5)(b)2. 2. An applicant for insurance.
631.95(5)(b)3. 3. An employee of an insured or of an applicant for insurance.
631.95(5)(b)4. 4. A group member of an insured or of an applicant for insurance.
631.95(5)(b)5. 5. A member of the family of any of the individuals listed in subds. 1. to 4.
631.95(5)(c) (c) Paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply if the use, disclosure or transfer of the information is made with the consent of the individual to whom the information relates or if the use, disclosure or transfer satisfies any of the following:
631.95(5)(c)1. 1. Is for a purpose related to the direct provision of health care services.
631.95(5)(c)2. 2. Is for a valid business purpose, including the disclosure or transfer of the information to any of the following:
631.95(5)(c)2.a. a. A reinsurer.
631.95(5)(c)2.b. b. A party to a proposed or consummated sale, transfer, merger or consolidation of all or part of the business of the insurer.
631.95(5)(c)2.c. c. Medical, underwriting or claims personnel under contract or affiliated with the insurer.
631.95(5)(c)2.d. d. An attorney representing the interests of the insurer.
631.95(5)(c)2.e. e. The policyholder or policyholder's assignee as a result of delivery of the policy.
631.95(5)(c)3. 3. Is in response to legal process.
631.95(5)(c)4. 4. Is required by a court order or an order of an entity with authority to regulate insurance, or is otherwise required by law.
631.95(5)(c)5. 5. Is required or authorized by the commissioner by rule.
631.95(5)(d) (d) Nothing in this subsection limits or precludes an insured or an applicant for insurance, or an employee or other group member of an insured or applicant for insurance, from obtaining his or her own insurance records from an insurer.
631.95 History History: 1999 a. 95; 2015 a. 90.
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