TITLE 27
Insurance

CHAPTER 27-25
Rhode Island Fraternal Code

SECTION 27-25-22


§ 27-25-22 Funds.

(a) All assets shall be held, invested, and disbursed for the use and benefit of the society, and no member or beneficiary shall have or acquire individual rights in the assets or become entitled to any apportionment on the surrender of any part of them, except as provided in the benefit contract.

(b) A society may create, maintain, invest, disburse, and apply any special fund or funds necessary to carry out any purpose permitted by the laws of the society.

(c) A society may, pursuant to resolution of its supreme governing body, establish and operate one or more separate accounts and issue contracts on a variable basis, subject to the provisions of law regulating life insurers establishing those accounts and issuing those contracts. To the extent the society deems it necessary in order to comply with any applicable federal or state laws, or any rules issued under applicable federal or state laws, the society may:

(1) Adopt special procedures for the conduct of the business and affairs of a separate account,

(2) For persons having beneficial interests in a separate account, provide special voting and other rights, including without limitation special rights and procedures relating to investment policy, investment advisory services, selection of certified public accountants, and selection of a committee to manage the business and affairs of the account, and

(3) Issue contracts on a variable basis to which § 27-25-19(b) and (d) shall not apply.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 201, § 2.)