Life Insurance Policies and Reserves

SECTION 27-4-1

§ 27-4-1. Discrimination in rates or amounts payable on death.

No life insurance company organized or doing business within this state shall make any distinction or discrimination as to the premiums or rates charged for policies upon the lives of persons insured, except any distinction or discrimination that shall apply to all persons of the same age, sex, general condition of health, and hope of longevity; nor shall any company make or permit the rejection of an individual's application for life insurance coverage, and the determination of the rate class for that individual, on the basis of a disability unless that disability is relevant to the risk of loss, nor shall any company make or require any rebate, diminution, or discount upon the sum to be paid on any policy in case of the death of the person insured; nor insert in the policy any condition, nor make any stipulation, where the person insured shall bind himself or herself, his or her heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, to accept any less sum than the full value or amount of the policy in case of a claim accruing on it by reason of the death of the person insured, other than the conditions or stipulations that are imposed upon all persons in similar cases. Any stipulation or condition made or inserted in this manner shall be void.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1931, ch. 1757, § 6; G.L. 1938, ch. 153, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 27-4-1; P.L. 1977, ch. 58, § 1.)