Rhode Island Fraternal Code

SECTION 27-25-25

§ 27-25-25. Valuation.

(a) Standards of valuation for certificates issued prior to January 1, 1986, shall be those provided by the laws applicable immediately prior to January 1, 1985.

(b)(1) The minimum standards of valuation for certificates issued on or after January 1, 1986 shall be based on the following tables:

(i) For certificates of life insurance, the commissioner's 1941 standard ordinary mortality table, the commissioner's 1941 standard industrial mortality table, the commissioner's 1958 standard ordinary mortality table, the commissioner's 1980 standard ordinary mortality table, or any more recent table made applicable to life insurers; and

(ii) For annuity and pure endowment certificates, for total and permanent disability benefits, for accidental death benefits and for non-cancelable accident and health benefits, these tables authorized for use by life insurers in this state;

(2) All of the above shall be under valuation methods and standards, including interest assumptions, in accordance with the laws of this state applicable to life insurers issuing policies containing like benefits.

(c) The commissioner of insurance may, in his or her discretion, accept other standards for valuation if the commissioner finds that the reserves produced will not be less in the aggregate than reserves computed in accordance with the minimum valuation standard prescribed in this section. The commissioner of insurance may, in his or her discretion, vary the standards of mortality applicable to all benefit contracts on substandard lives or other extra hazardous lives by any society authorized to do business in this state.

(d) Any society, with the consent of the commissioner of insurance of the state of domicile of the society and under the conditions, if any, which the commissioner may impose, may establish and maintain reserves on its certificates in excess of the reserves required under those conditions, but the contractual rights of any benefit member shall not be affected by the reserves.

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