Code of the District of Columbia

§ 31–2231.20a. Prohibition on offsetting short-term disability benefits.

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(a) No insurer may offset or reduce benefits or income available to an eligible individual under a temporary or short-term disability insurance policy, based on estimated or actual benefits the eligible individual may or does receive under subchapter IV of Chapter 5 of Title 32, regardless of in which jurisdiction such policy was executed, written, or delivered.

(b) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to the actions of a self-insured employer or to the actions of an insurer to the extent the insurer is acting on behalf of a self-insured employer as a third-party administrator for the self-insured employer.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) "Eligible individual" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-541.01(6).

(2) "Self-insured employer" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-541.01(19A).