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§ 8-318. Discharge, fine, discipline, or discrimination against plan participant or beneficiary...

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsurance

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Entities that Act as Insurers
Subtitle 3. Third Party Administrators (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Insurance, § 8-318
§ 8-318. Discharge, fine, discipline, or discrimination against plan participant or beneficiary prohibited
In general
(a) A person may not discharge, fine, suspend, expel, discipline, or discriminate against a plan participant or beneficiary:
(1) for exercising a right to which the participant or beneficiary is entitled under this subtitle; or
(2) for the purpose of interfering with a right to which the participant or beneficiary may become entitled under this subtitle.
Persons giving information or testimony
(b) A person may not discharge, fine, suspend, expel, discipline, or discriminate against a person, whether or not the person is a plan participant or beneficiary, because the person:
(1) has given information or testified in an inquiry or proceeding that relates to this subtitle; or
(2) is about to give information or testify in an inquiry or proceeding that relates to this subtitle.
Interference or prevention of exercise of rights
(c) A person may not, by fraud, force, violence, or the threat of force or violence, restrain, coerce, or intimidate or attempt to restrain, coerce, or intimidate a plan participant or beneficiary for the purpose of interfering with or preventing the exercise of a right to which the plan participant or beneficiary is or may become entitled under this subtitle.

Credits

Added by Acts 1995, c. 36, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
Formerly Art. 48A, § 691.
MD Code, Insurance, § 8-318, MD INSURANCE § 8-318
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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