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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 41. Fraternal Benefit Societies
8/7/2022

§ 38.2-4103. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

"Benefit contract" means the agreement for provision of benefits authorized by § 38.2-4116, as that agreement is described in § 38.2-4119.

"Benefit member" means an adult member who is designated by the laws or rules of the society to be a benefit member under a benefit contract.

"Certificate" means the document issued as written evidence of the benefit contract.

"Laws" means the society's articles of incorporation, constitution and bylaws, however designated.

"Lodge" means subordinate member units of the society, known as camps, courts, councils, branches or by any other designation.

"Premiums" means premiums, rates, dues or other required contributions by whatever name known, which are payable under the certificate.

"Rules" means all rules, regulations or resolutions adopted by the supreme governing body or board of directors which are intended to have general application to the members of the society.

"Society" means fraternal benefit society, unless otherwise indicated.

1986, c. 562.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.