Section 27-19-37

Disability insurance on franchise plan.

Disability insurance on a franchise plan is hereby declared to be that form of disability insurance issued to:

(1) Three or more employees of any corporation, copartnership, or individual employer, or any governmental corporation, agency, or department thereof; or

(2) Ten or more members, employees, or employees of members of any trade or professional association, or of a labor union or of any other association having had an active existence for at least two years where such association or union has a constitution or bylaws and is formed in good faith for purposes other than that of obtaining insurance where such persons, with or without their dependents, are issued the same form of an individual policy varying only as to amounts and kinds of coverage applied for by such persons under an arrangement whereby the premiums on such policies may be paid to the insurer periodically by the employer, with or without payroll deductions, or by the association for its members or by some designated person acting on behalf of such employer or association or union. The term "employees" as used in this section may be deemed to include the officers, managers, employees, and retired employees of the employer and the individual proprietor or partners if the employer is an individual proprietor or partnership.

(Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §457.)