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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 165 : INTERSTATE INSURANCE PRODUCT REGULATION COMPACT

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 8500)
  • § 8500. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) "Advertisement" means any material designed to create public interest in a product, or induce the public to purchase, increase, modify, reinstate, borrow on, surrender, replace, or retain a policy as more specifically defined in the rules and operating procedures of the Commission.

    (2) "Bylaws" means those bylaws established by the Commission for its governance, or for directing or controlling the Commission's actions or conduct.

    (3) "Commission" means the "Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission" established by this compact.

    (4) "Commissioner" means the chief insurance regulatory official of a state, including commissioner, superintendent, director, or administrator.

    (5) "Compacting state" means any state which has enacted this compact legislation and which has not withdrawn pursuant to subsection 8512(a) of this chapter, or been terminated pursuant to subsection 8512(b) of this chapter.

    (6) "Domiciliary state" means the state in which an insurer is incorporated or organized; or, in the case of an alien insurer, its state of entry.

    (7) "Insurer" means any entity licensed by a state to issue contracts of insurance for any of the lines of insurance covered by this chapter.

    (8) "Member" means the person chosen by a compacting state as its representative to the Commission, or his or her designee.

    (9) "NAIC" means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

    (10) "Noncompacting state" means any state which is not at the time a compacting state.

    (11) "Operating procedures" means procedures adopted by the Commission implementing a rule, uniform standard, or a provision of this compact.

    (12) "Product" means the form of a policy or contract, including any application, endorsement, or related form which is attached to and made a part of the policy or contract, and any evidence of coverage or certificate, for an individual or group annuity, life insurance, disability income, or long-term care insurance product that an insurer is authorized to issue.

    (13) "Rule" means a statement of general or particular applicability and future effect adopted by the Commission, including a uniform standard developed pursuant to section 8505 of this chapter, designed to implement, interpret, or prescribe law or policy or describing the organization, procedure, or practice requirements of the Commission, which shall have the force and effect of law in the compacting states.

    (14) "State" means any state, district, or territory of the United States of America.

    (15) "Third-party filer" means an entity that submits a product filing to the Commission on behalf of an insurer.

    (16) "Uniform standard" means a standard adopted by the Commission for a product line, pursuant to section 8505 of this chapter, and shall include all of the product requirements in aggregate; provided, that each uniform standard shall be construed, whether express or implied, to prohibit the use of any inconsistent, misleading, or ambiguous provisions in a product, and the form of the product made available to the public shall not be unfair, inequitable, or against public policy as determined by the Commission. (Added 2005, No. 70, § 2.)