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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 30. Rules Governing Life Insurance and Annuity Replacements
1/29/2020

14VAC5-30-30. Exemptions.

A. Unless otherwise specifically included, this chapter shall not apply to:

1. Credit life insurance;

2. Group life insurance or group annuities where there is no direct solicitation of individuals by an agent. Direct solicitation shall not include any group meeting held by an agent solely for the purpose of educating or enrolling individuals or, when initiated by an individual member of the group, assisting with the selection of investment options offered by a single insurer in connection with enrolling that individual. Group life insurance or group annuity certificates marketed through direct response solicitation shall be subject to the provisions of 14VAC5-30-70;

3. Group life insurance and annuities used to fund prearranged funeral contracts;

4. An application to the existing insurer that issued the existing policy or contract when a contractual change or a conversion privilege is being exercised; or when the existing policy or contract is being replaced by the same insurer pursuant to a plan filed and approved by the commission, or when a term conversion privilege is exercised among corporate affiliates;

5. Proposed life insurance that is to replace life insurance under a binding or conditional receipt issued by the same company;

6. a. Policies or contracts used to fund (i) an employee pension or welfare benefit plan that is covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) (29 USC § 1001 et seq.); (ii) a plan described by 26 USC §§ 401(a), 401(k) or 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the plan, for purposes of ERISA, is established or maintained by an employer; (iii) a governmental or church plan defined in 26 USC § 414 of the Internal Revenue Code, a governmental or church welfare benefit plan, or a deferred compensation plan of a state or local government or tax-exempt organization under 26 USC § 457 of the Internal Revenue Code; or (iv) a nonqualified deferred compensation arrangement established or maintained by an employer or plan sponsor.

b. Notwithstanding subdivision a of this subsection, this chapter shall apply to policies or contracts used to fund any plan or arrangement that is funded solely by contributions an employee elects to make, whether on a pretax or after-tax basis, and where the insurer has been notified that plan participants may choose from among two or more insurers and there is a direct solicitation of an individual employee by an agent for the purchase of a policy or contract. As used in this subsection, direct solicitation shall not include any group meeting held by an agent solely for the purpose of educating individuals about the plan or arrangement or enrolling individuals in the plan or arrangement or, when initiated by an individual employee, assisting with the selection of investment options offered by a single insurer in connection with enrolling that individual employee;

7. Where new coverage is provided under a life insurance policy or contract and the cost is borne wholly by the insured's employer or by an association of which the insured is a member;

8. Existing life insurance that is a nonconvertible term life insurance policy that will expire in five years or less and cannot be renewed;

9. Immediate annuities that are purchased with proceeds from an existing contract. Immediate annuities purchased with proceeds from an existing policy are not exempted from the requirements of this chapter; or

10. Structured settlements.

B. Registered contracts shall be exempt from the requirements of 14VAC5-30-51 A 2 and 14VAC5-30-55 B with respect to the provision of illustrations or policy summaries; however, premium or contract contribution amounts and identification of the appropriate prospectus or offering circular shall be required instead.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Regulation No. 7, Case No. INS810114, Section IV, eff. March 1, 1982; amended, Volume 23, Issue 09, eff. April 1, 2007; Volume 24, Issue 15, eff. April 1, 2008.

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