2011 Florida Statutes
Labor union groups.
Labor union groups.
627.554 Labor union groups.—Subject to all of the requirements of this section, the lives of a group of individual labor union members or labor union members and their dependents may be insured, for the benefit of persons other than the union or any of its officials, representatives, or agents, under a policy issued to the labor union or to the trustees of a fund established in this state by the labor union, which labor union or board of trustees is deemed to be the policyholder.
(1) The individuals eligible for insurance under the policy shall be all of the members of the union, or all of the members of any class or classes of union members determined by conditions pertaining to their employment or to membership in the union, or to both. A policy issued to the trustees of a fund established in this state by a labor union may provide that the trustees or their employees, or both, may be insured under the policy if their duties are principally connected with such trusteeship.
(2) The premium for the policy shall be paid by the policyholder either wholly from the policyholder’s funds or from funds contributed by the employer or employers of the insured persons or by the labor union, or by both, or partly from such funds and partly from funds contributed by the insured members specifically for their insurance. A policy on which no part of the premium is to be derived from funds contributed by the insured members specifically for their insurance must insure all eligible members, or all except any as to whom evidence of individual insurability is not satisfactory to the insurer or except as to those who reject the coverage in writing.
(3) The amounts of insurance under the policy must be based upon some plan precluding individual selection either by the members or by the union.
History.—s. 527, ch. 59-205; s. 1, ch. 61-107; s. 2, ch. 63-187; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 425, 448, 809(2nd), ch. 82-243; s. 79, ch. 82-386; ss. 48, 114, ch. 92-318.