§ 27-4.5-7. Optional reserve calculation.
(a) Reserves for all policies and contracts issued prior to January 1, 1994, 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 as established by the commissioner of insurance, issued on or after the January 1, 1994, may be calculated, at the option of the company, according to any standards which produce greater aggregate reserves for the category than those calculated according to the minimum standard provided in this chapter, 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 in this chapter may adopt a lower standard of valuation, with the approval of the commissioner of insurance, but not lower than the minimum provided in this chapter; 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 § 27-4.5-3 shall not be deemed to be the adoption of a higher standard of valuation.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 180, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 17, § 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 20, § 2.)