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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. § 3791e)
  • § 3791e. Computation of minimum standard for annuities

    (a) Except as provided in section 3791f of this subchapter, the minimum standard of valuation for individual annuity and pure endowment contracts issued on or after the effective date of this section and for annuities and pure endowments purchased on or after the operative date under group annuity and pure endowment contracts, shall be the Commissioner's reserve valuation methods defined in sections 3791g and 3791h of this subchapter and the following tables and interest rates:

    (1) for individual annuity and pure endowment contracts issued prior to January 1, 1980, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits in those contracts: the 1971 Individual Annuity Mortality Table, or any modification of this table approved by the Commissioner, and six percent interest for single premium immediate annuity contracts and four percent interest for all other individual annuity and pure endowment contracts;

    (2) for individual single premium immediate annuity contracts issued on or after January 1, 1980, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits in those contracts: the 1971 Individual Annuity Mortality Table or any individual annuity 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 these contracts, or any modification of these tables approved by the Commissioner, and seven and one-half percent interest;

    (3) for individual annuity and pure endowment contracts issued on or after January 1, 1980, other than single premium immediate annuity contracts, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits in those contracts: the 1971 Individual Annuity Mortality Table or any individual annuity 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 those contracts, or any modification of these tables approved by the Commissioner, and five and one-half percent interest for single premium deferred annuity and pure endowment contracts and four and one-half percent interest for all other individual annuity and pure endowment contracts;

    (4) for annuities and pure endowments purchased prior to January 1, 1980, under group annuity and pure endowment contracts, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits purchased under those contracts: the 1971 Group Annuity Mortality Table or any modification of this table approved by the Commissioner, and six percent interest; and

    (5) for annuities and pure endowments purchased on or after January 1, 1980, under group annuity and pure endowment contracts, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits purchased under those contracts: the 1971 Group Annuity Mortality Table, or any group annuity mortality table adopted after 1980 by the NAIC approved by rule adopted by the Commissioner for use in determining the minimum standard of valuation for annuities and pure endowments, or any modification of these tables approved by the Commissioner, and seven and one-half percent interest.

    (b) After April 12, 1973, 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, 1979, which shall be the operative date of this section for that company. If a company makes no election, the operative date of this section for that company shall be January 1, 1979. (Added 2015, No. 63, § 1, eff. June 17, 2015.)