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AB-1553 Long-term care insurance: premium basis.(2013-2014)



SECTION 1.

 Section 10232.98 is added to the Insurance Code, to read:

10232.98.
 (a) Long-term care insurance, as defined in Section 10231.2, issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2015, shall not be subject to premium, price, or charge differentials because of the sex of any contracting party, potential contracting party, or person reasonably expected to benefit from the policy as a policyholder, insured, or otherwise.
(b) As a result of the implementation of subdivision (a), insurers issuing, amending, or renewing long-term care insurance on or after January 1, 2015, shall not reduce or eliminate benefits or coverage because of the sex of any contracting party, potential contracting party, or person reasonably expected to benefit from the policy as a policyholder, insured, or otherwise.
(c) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings.
(1) “Sex” means a person’s gender, and includes a person’s gender identity and gender expression.
(2) “Gender expression” means a person’s gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.