Group Term Life Insurance Policy

Administrative Policy

S2-F1-C1 - Health and Welfare Trusts

no self-funded plans/min. of 2 emp/ees

1.7 The term insurer is defined in subsection 248(1) to mean an insurance corporation (that is, a corporation that carries on an insurance business). Therefore, a group term life insurance policy cannot be self-funded . A group term life insurance policy must also include and provide coverage to two or more employees.

25 November 1992 T.I. 922245 (September 1993 Access Letter, p. 404, ¶C5-211)

Re arrangement where the employer includes coverage for dependents of the employee but documentation provided to the employee states that such additional coverage is optional.

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