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SECTION 9-1-40

§ 9-1-40. Civil liability for nonpayment of accident and sickness insurance by employer.

Whenever any person suffers any injury or loss to his or her person or property as a result of the intentional failure of his or her employer to pay any health insurance premium to which the person contributes through his or her employer, the person may recover his or her damages for any injury in a civil action against the employer. The employer shall be liable to the employee for twice the amount of expenses including but not limited to all medical and legal expenses incurred.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1983, ch. 156, § 1.)