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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 103 : LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND ANNUITY CONTRACTS

Subchapter 003B : Standard Nonforfeiture Law for Life Insurance

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3763)
  • § 3763. Computation of cash surrender value

    (a) Any cash surrender value available under the policy in the event of default in a premium payment due on any policy anniversary, whether or not required by section 3762 of this subchapter, shall be an amount not less than the excess, if any, of the present value, on the anniversary, of the future guaranteed benefits that would have been provided for by the policy, including any existing paid-up additions, if there had been no default, over the sum of:

    (1) the then present value of the adjusted premiums as defined in sections 3765-3768 of this subchapter, corresponding to premiums which would have fallen due on and after the anniversary; and

    (2) the amount of any indebtedness to the company on the policy.

    (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, for a policy issued on or after the operative date of section 3768 of this subchapter that provides supplemental life insurance or annuity benefits at the option of the insured and for an identifiable additional premium by rider or supplemental policy provision, the cash surrender value referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall be an amount not less than the sum of the cash surrender value for an otherwise similar policy issued at the same age without the rider or supplemental policy provision and the cash surrender value as defined in subsection (a) of this section for a policy which provides only the benefits otherwise provided by such rider or supplemental policy provision.

    (c) For a family policy issued on or after the operative date of section 3768 of this subchapter that defines a primary insured and provides term insurance on the life of the spouse of the primary insured expiring before the spouse turns 71 years of age, the cash surrender value referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall be an amount not less than the sum of the cash surrender value for an otherwise similar policy issued at the same age without term insurance on the life of the spouse and the cash surrender value as defined in subsection (a) of this section for a policy that provides only the benefits otherwise provided by term insurance on the life of the spouse.

    (d) A cash surrender value available within 30 days after any policy anniversary under any policy paid up by completion of all premium payments or any policy continued under any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, whether or not required under section 3762 of this subchapter, shall be an amount not less than the present value, on the anniversary, of the future guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy, including any existing paid-up additions, decreased by any indebtedness to the company on the policy. (Added 2015, No. 63, § 2, eff. June 17, 2015.)