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Subchapter 003B : Standard Nonforfeiture Law for Life Insurance(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3767)
§ 3767. Calculation of adjusted premiums; industrial policies
(a) This section does not apply to industrial policies issued on or after the operative date of section 3768 of this subchapter. In the case of industrial policies issued on or after the operative date of this section, all adjusted premiums and present values referred to in this subchapter shall be calculated on the basis of the Commissioners’ 1961 Standard Industrial Mortality Table and the rate of interest specified in the policy for calculating cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits provided that such rate of interest shall not exceed three and one-half percent per annum, except that a rate of interest not exceeding four percent per annum may be used for policies issued on or after April 12, 1973, and prior to January 1, 1980, and a rate of interest not exceeding five and one-half percent per annum may be used for policies issued on or after January 1, 1980, except that for any single premium whole life or endowment insurance policy, a rate of interest not exceeding six and one-half percent per annum may be used. In calculating the present value of any paid-up term insurance with accompanying pure endowment, if any, offered as a nonforfeiture benefit, the rates of mortality assumed may be not more than those shown in the Commissioners’ 1961 Industrial Extended Term Insurance Table. For insurance issued on a substandard basis, the calculations of any such adjusted premiums and present values may be based on such other table of mortality as may be specified by the company and approved by the Commissioner.
(b) After the effective date of this section, any company may file with the Commissioner a written notice of its election to comply with the provisions of this section after a specified date before January 1, 1968. After the filing of such notice, upon the specified date, which shall be the operative date of this section for that company, this section shall become operative with respect to the industrial policies thereafter issued by the company. If a company makes no election, the operative date of this section for the company shall be January 1, 1968. (Added 2015, No. 63, § 2, eff. June 17, 2015.)