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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 420. Rules Governing Military Sales Practices

14VAC5-420-40. Prohibited Practices on a Military Installation.

A. The following acts or practices when committed on a military installation by an insurer or insurance agent with respect to the in-person, face-to-face solicitation of life insurance are prohibited:

1. Knowingly soliciting the purchase of any life insurance product door to door or without first establishing a specific appointment for each meeting with the prospective purchaser.

2. Soliciting service members in a group or mass audience or in a captive audience where attendance is not voluntary.

3. Knowingly making appointments with or soliciting service members during their normally scheduled duty hours.

4. Making appointments with or soliciting service members in barracks, day rooms, unit areas, or transient personnel housing or other areas where the installation commander has prohibited solicitation.

5. Soliciting the sale of life insurance without first obtaining permission from the installation commander or the commander's designee.

6. Posting unauthorized bulletins, notices or advertisements.

7. Failing to present DD Form 2885, Personal Commercial Solicitation Evaluation, to service members solicited, or encouraging service members solicited not to complete or submit a DD Form 2885.

8. Knowingly accepting an application for life insurance or issuing a policy of life insurance on the life of an enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces without first obtaining for the insurer's files a completed copy of any required form that confirms that the applicant has received counseling or fulfilled any other similar requirement for the sale of life insurance established by regulations, directives or rules of the DoD or any branch of the Armed Forces.

B. The following acts or practices when committed on a military installation by an insurer or insurance agent are prohibited:

1. Using DoD personnel, directly or indirectly, as a representative or agent in any official or business capacity with or without compensation with respect to the solicitation or sale of life insurance to service members.

2. Using an insurance agent to participate in any United States Armed Forces sponsored education or orientation program.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia; P.L. 109-290 (Military Personnel Financial Services Protection Act).

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 24, Issue 07, eff. February 15, 2008.

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