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Section 1374.22. (Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 949, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1374.22.

(a) The written notice shall be delivered by mail at the last known address at least 30 days prior to the renewal effective date to the group contract holder.

(b) The written notice shall state in italics either the actual dollar amount or a specific percentage of the premium rate increase. Further, the notice shall describe in plain understandable English and highlighted in italics any changes in the plan design or change in benefits with reduction in benefits, waivers, exclusions, or conditions.

(c) The written notice shall specify in 10-point bold typeface the reason or reasons for premium rate changes, plan design, or plan benefit changes.

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