§ 27-4-24. Filing of life insurance policy forms.
(a) Any insurance company authorized to do a life insurance and/or annuities business within this state in accordance with the provisions of this title shall file all life insurance policy forms and annuity contract forms used by it in the state with the insurance commissioner. The commissioner may also require any company to file the forms of any rider, endorsement, application blank, and other matter generally used or incorporated by reference in its policies or contracts of insurance or annuities. Any organization, bureau, or association of which the company is a member may, on behalf of the company, make the filings required by this section. If the commissioner finds from an examination of any form filed that it is contrary to the public interest, he or she shall forbid the use of the form, and shall notify the company in writing as provided in § 27-4-24.2.
(b) Alternatively, a carrier may obtain authorization to use a life insurance policy form or annuity contract by obtaining authorization through the Interstate Insurance Product Compact Commission provided in chapter 2.5 of this title, provided that:
(1) The state of Rhode Island has not "opted out" of the compact with regard to the line in question; and
(2) The appropriate filing fee, as set forth in § 42-14-18 and the regulations thereunder, has been paid.
(P.L. 1973, ch. 264, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 404, § 7; P.L. 2005, ch. 173, § 2.)