(a) The insurer or producer shall, at the time of application, provide all of the following to the applicant:

(1) A graph that illustrates the difference in premium rates and policy benefits payable in accordance with the inflation protection provisions described in Section 22005.1.

(2) An illustration of the differences in benefits between the policies described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 22005.1.

(3) A description of the available lower-cost options and the advantages and disadvantages of each option, including the differences between lower and higher minimum benefits, lower and higher inflation protection options, the types of services covered, and how these options compare to the anticipated costs of home, community-based, and institutional care.

(b) The State Department of Health Care Services shall prepare the materials described in subdivision (a) on behalf of issuers as provided in Section 22005.2 and shall require that the materials be incorporated into producer training curriculum.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 565, Sec. 4. (SB 1248) Effective January 1, 2019.)