The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 004A : Standard Valuation Law(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3791j)
§ 3791j. Optional reserve calculation
(a) Reserves for policies and contracts issued prior to July 1, 1968 may be calculated, at the option of the company, according to any standards that produce greater aggregate reserves for all such policies and contracts than the minimum reserves required by the laws in effect immediately prior to that date.
(b) Reserves for any category of policies, contracts or benefits established by the Commissioner, issued on or after July 1, 1968 may be calculated, at the option of the company, according to any standards that produce greater aggregate reserves for the category than those calculated according to the minimum standard provided herein, but the rate or rates of interest used for policies and contracts, other than annuity and pure endowment contracts, shall not be greater than the corresponding rate or rates of interest used in calculating any nonforfeiture benefits provided in the policies or contracts.
(c) A company, which adopts at any time a standard of valuation producing greater aggregate reserves than those calculated according to the minimum standard provided under this subchapter, may adopt a lower standard of valuation with the approval of the Commissioner, but not lower than the minimum provided herein; provided that, for the purposes of this section, the holding of additional reserves previously determined by the appointed actuary to be necessary to render the opinion required by section 3791c of this subchapter shall not be deemed to be the adoption of a higher standard of valuation. (Added 2015, No. 63, § 1, eff. June 17, 2015.)