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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 80. Rules Governing Variable Life Insurance

14VAC5-80-320. Reports to Policyholders.

Article IX
Reports to Policyholders

Any insurer delivering or issuing for delivery in this Commonwealth any variable life insurance policies or certificates shall mail to each variable life insurance policyholder and certificateholder at his or her last known address the following reports:

1. Within 30 days after each anniversary of the policy, a statement or statements with serialized pages of the cash surrender value, loan value if less than 100% of the cash surrender value, death benefit, any partial withdrawal or policy loan, any interest charge, and any optional payments allowed pursuant to 15VAC5-80-140 of Article IV under the policy computed as of the policy anniversary date. Provided, however, that such statement may be furnished within 30 days after a specified date in each policy year so long as the information contained therein is computed as of a date not more than 60 days prior to the mailing of such notice. This statement shall state that, in accordance with the investment experience of the separate account, the cash values and the variable death benefit may increase or decrease, and shall prominently identify any value described therein which may be recomputed prior to the next statement required by this section. If the policy guarantees that the variable death benefit on the next policy anniversary date will not be less than the variable death benefit specified in such statement, the statement shall be modified to so indicate. For flexible premium policies, the report must contain a reconciliation of the change since the previous report in cash value and cash surrender value, if different, because of payments made (less deductions for expense charges), withdrawals, investment experience, insurance charges and any other charges made against the cash value. The report must show the loan value separately if the loan value is less than 100% of the policy's cash surrender value. In addition, the report must show the projected cash value, and cash surrender value if different from the projected cash value, and projected loan value if less than 100% of the policy's projected cash surrender value, as of one year from the end of the period covered by the report assuming that: (i) planned periodic premiums, if any, are paid as scheduled; (ii) guaranteed costs of insurance are deducted; and (iii) the net investment return is equal to the guaranteed rate or, in the absence of a guaranteed rate, is not greater than zero. If the projected value is less than zero, a warning message must be included that states that the policy may be in danger of terminating without value in the next 12 months unless additional premium is paid.

2. Annually, a statement or statements including:

a. A summary of the financial statement of the separate account based on the annual statement last filed with the Commission;

b. The net investment return of the separate account for the last year and, for each year after the first, a comparison of the investment rate of the separate account during the last year with the investment rate during prior years, up to a total of not less than five years when available;

c. A list of investments held by the separate account as of a date not earlier than the end of the last year for which an annual statement was filed with the Commission;

d. Any charges levied against the separate account during the previous year;

e. A statement of any change, since the last report, in the investment objective and orientation of the separate account, in any investment restriction or material quantitative or qualitative investment requirement applicable to the separate account or in the investment advisor of the separate account.

3. For flexible premium policies, a report must be sent to the policyholder if the amounts available under the policy on any policy processing day to pay the charges authorized by the policy are less than the amount necessary to keep the policy in force until the next following policy processing day. The report must indicate the minimum payment required under the terms of the policy to keep it in force and the length of the grace period for the payment of such amount.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-3313 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Regulation 26, Case No. INS920077, Article X, § 1, eff. June 15, 1992.

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