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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 103 : LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND ANNUITY CONTRACTS

Subchapter 004A : Standard Valuation Law

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3791d)
  • § 3791d. Computation of minimum standard

    Except as provided in sections 3791e, 3791f, and 3791m of this subchapter, the minimum standard for the valuation of policies and contracts issued prior to the effective date of this subchapter shall be that provided by the laws in effect immediately prior to that date. Except as otherwise provided in sections 3791e, 3791f, and 3791m of this subchapter, the minimum standard for the valuation of all policies and contracts issued on or after July 1, 1968 shall be the Commissioners reserve valuation methods defined in sections 3791g, 3791h, 3791k, and 3791m of this subchapter, three and one-half percent interest, or in the case of life insurance policies and contracts, other than annuity and pure endowment contracts, issued on or after April 12, 1973, four percent interest for policies issued prior to January 1, 1980, five and one-half percent interest for single premium life insurance policies and four and one-half percent interest, and for all other policies issued on and after January 1, 1980, and the following tables:

    (1) For ordinary policies of life insurance issued on the standard basis, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits in the policies: the Commissioners 1941 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table for policies issued prior to the operative date of section 3766 of this chapter, the Commissioners 1958 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table for policies issued on or after the operative date of section 3766 of this chapter and prior to the operative date of section 3768 of this chapter provided that for any category of policies issued on female risks, all modified net premiums and present values referred to in this subchapter may be calculated according to an age not more than six years younger than the actual age of the insured; and for policies issued on or after the operative date of section 3768 of this chapter:

    (A) the Commissioners 1980 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table;

    (B) at the election of the company for any one or more specified plans of life insurance, the Commissioners 1980 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table with Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors; or

    (C) any ordinary mortality table, adopted after 1980 by the NAIC, that is approved by rule adopted by the Commissioner for use in determining the minimum standard of valuation for such policies.

    (2) For industrial life insurance policies issued on the standard basis, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits in the policies: the 1941 Standard Industrial Mortality Table for policies issued prior to the operative date of section 3767 of this chapter, and for policies issued on or after the operative date of section 3767 of this chapter, the Commissioners 1961 Standard Industrial Mortality Table or any industrial mortality table adopted after 1980 by the NAIC that is approved by rule adopted by the Commissioner for use in determining the minimum standard of valuation for the policies.

    (3) For individual annuity and pure endowment contracts, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits in the policies: the 1937 Standard Annuity Mortality Table, or at the option of the company, the Annuity Mortality Table for 1949, Ultimate, or any modification of either of these tables approved by the Commissioner.

    (4) For group annuity and pure endowment contracts, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits in the policies: the Group Annuity Mortality Table for 1951, a modification of the table approved by the Commissioner, or at the option of the company, any of the tables or modifications of tables specified for individual annuity and pure endowment contracts.

    (5) For total and permanent disability benefits in or supplementary to ordinary policies or contracts: for policies or contracts issued on or after January 1, 1966, the tables of Period 2 disablement rates and the 1930 to 1950 termination rates of the 1952 Disability Study of the Society of Actuaries, with due regard to the type of benefit or any tables of disablement rates and termination rates adopted after 1980 by the NAIC, that are approved by rule adopted by the Commissioner for use in determining the minimum standard of valuation for those policies; for policies or contracts issued on or after January 1, 1961, and prior to January 1, 1966, either those tables or, at the option of the company, the Class 3 Disability Table of 1926; and for policies issued prior to January 1, 1961, the Class 3 Disability Table of 1926. Any such table shall, for active lives, be combined with a mortality table permitted for calculating the reserves for life insurance policies.

    (6) For accidental death benefits in or supplementary to policies issued on or after January 1, 1966: the 1959 Accidental Death Benefits Table or any accidental death benefits table adopted after 1980 by the NAIC approved by rule adopted by the Commissioner for use in determining the minimum standard of valuation for those policies, for policies issued on or after January 1, 1961, and prior to January 1, 1966, either that table or, at the option of the company, the Inter-Company Double Indemnity Mortality Table; and for policies issued prior to January 1, 1961, the Inter-Company Double Indemnity Mortality Table. Either table shall be combined with a mortality table for calculating the reserves for life insurance policies.

    (7) For group life insurance, life insurance issued on the substandard basis and other special benefits: tables approved by the Commissioner. (Added 2015, No. 63, § 1, eff. June 17, 2015.)