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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 32. Standard Nonforfeiture Provisions for Life Insurance
11/26/2020

Chapter 32. Standard Nonforfeiture Provisions for Life Insurance.

§ 38.2-3200. Nonforfeiture benefits and cash surrender values in life policies issued prior to operative date stated in § 38.2-3214.

A. This section shall apply only to life insurance policies issued prior to the operative date stated in § 38.2-3214.

B. The nonforfeiture benefit referred to in § 38.2-3309 shall be available to the insured in the event of default in premium payments, after premiums have been paid for three full years. The premium paid for the insured under any policy provision shall not be considered in default. The nonforfeiture benefit shall be a stipulated form of insurance, effective from the due date of the defaulted premium, the net value of which shall at least equal the reserve at the date of default on the policy and on any dividend additions to the policy, exclusive of the reserve on account of return premium insurance and on total and permanent disability and additional accidental death benefits, less a sum not more than 2 1/2 percent of the amount insured by the policy and of any dividend additions to the policy and less any existing indebtedness to the insurer on or secured by the policy. The policy shall specify the mortality table and rate of interest used in computing these reserves. Instead of allowing a deduction from the reserve of a sum not more than 2 1/2 percent of the amount insured by the policy, and of any dividend additions to the policy, the insurer may insert in the policy a provision that one-fifth of the reserve may be deducted, or may provide in the policy that a deduction may be made of 2 1/2 percent of the amount insured by the policy or one-fifth of the reserve, at the insurer's option. The cash surrender value referred to in § 38.2-3309 shall be available upon surrender of the policy to the insurer within one month of the due date of the defaulted premium and shall at least equal the sum which would otherwise be available for the purchase of insurance. The insurer may defer payment for not more than three months after the application for the cash surrender value is made.

C. If more than one option is provided, the policy shall stipulate which of the options shall be effective if the insured does not elect any option on or before the expiration of the grace period allowed for the payment of the premium.

D. A provision may also be inserted in the policy that in the event of default in a premium payment before the options become available, the reserve on any dividend additions then in force may, at the insurer's option, be paid in cash or applied as a net premium to the purchase of paid-up term insurance for any amount not exceeding the face amount of the original policy.

E. This section shall apply to term insurance policies only if the term is for more than twenty years.

Code 1950, § 38-374; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-459; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3201. Same; for industrial life policies.

A. This section shall apply only to industrial life insurance policies issued prior to the operative date stated in § 38.2-3214.

B. The nonforfeiture benefits referred to in § 38.2-3347 shall be available in the event of default in premium payments after premiums have been paid for five full years, without action on the part of the insured. The nonforfeiture benefit shall be a stipulated form of insurance, effective from the due date of the defaulted premium, the net value of which at least equals the reserve on the policy, excluding any reserves for provisions (i) relating to benefits for specific types of disability, (ii) granting additional insurance specifically against accidental death, and (iii) granting other benefits in addition to life insurance, at the end of the last completed policy year for which premiums have been paid, and on any dividend additions to the policy, less a specified maximum percentage, not more than 2 1/2 percent, of the maximum face amount insured by the policy and of any dividend additions to the policy and less any existing indebtedness to the insurer on or secured by the policy. The policy shall specify the mortality table, rate of interest and method of valuation used for computing these reserves. The policy shall also specify the percentage or other rule of calculation so as to permit determination of the values for each year for which required values are not included in the policy. Instead of allowing for the deduction from the reserve of a sum not more than 2 1/2 percent of the maximum face amount insured by the policy and of any dividend additions to the policy, the insurer may insert in the policy a provision that one-fifth of the reserve may be deducted, or may provide in the policy that a deduction may be made of 2 1/2 percent of the maximum face amount insured by the policy or one-fifth of the reserve at the insurer's option.

C. If more than one option is provided, the policy shall stipulate which of the options shall apply if the insured fails to notify the insurer of his selection of an option.

D. The cash surrender value referred to in § 38.2-3347 shall be available after premiums have been paid for ten full years upon surrender of the policy to the insurer within three months of the due date of the defaulted premium and shall be at least equal to the sum which would otherwise be available for the purchase of insurance. The insurer may defer payment for not more than three months after the application for the cash surrender value is made. This section shall not apply to term insurance policies of twenty years or less, but such term policy shall specify the mortality table, rate of interest and method of valuation adopted for computing reserves.

Code 1950, § 38-375; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-460; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3202. Standard nonforfeiture law; required policy provisions.

A. On and after the operative date stated in § 38.2-3214, no life insurance policy, except as stated in § 38.2-3213, shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this Commonwealth unless it contains in substance the following provisions and statements, or corresponding provisions and statements that in the opinion of the Commission (i) are at least as favorable to the defaulting or surrendering policyholder and (ii) essentially comply with § 38.2-3212:

1. That in the event of default in any premium payment, the insurer will grant, upon proper request not later than sixty days after the due date of the premium in default, a paid-up nonforfeiture benefit on a plan stipulated in the policy, effective as of the due date, in the amount specified in this article. Instead of the stipulated paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, the insurer may substitute, upon proper request not later than sixty days after the due date of the premium in default, an actuarially equivalent alternative paid-up nonforfeiture benefit that provides a greater amount or longer period of death benefits or, if applicable, a greater amount or earlier payment of endowment benefits.

2. That upon surrender of the policy within sixty days after the due date of any premium payment in default, after premiums have been paid for at least three full years for ordinary insurance or five full years for industrial insurance, the insurer will pay, instead of any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, a cash surrender value in the amount specified in this chapter.

3. That a specified paid-up nonforfeiture benefit shall become effective as specified in the policy unless the person entitled to make an election selects another available option not later than sixty days after the due date of the premium in default.

4. That for a policy paid up by completion of all premium payments or continued under any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit that became effective on or after the third policy anniversary for ordinary insurance or the fifth policy anniversary for industrial insurance, the insurer will pay, upon surrender of the policy within thirty days after any policy anniversary, a cash surrender value in the amount specified in this article.

5. For policies that provide on a basis guaranteed in the policy unscheduled changes in benefits or premiums, or both, or that provide an option for changes in benefits or premiums, or both, other than a change to a new policy, a statement of the mortality table, interest rate, and method used in calculating cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy. All other policies shall include a statement of the mortality table and interest rate used in calculating the cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy, together with a table showing any cash surrender value and any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit available under the policy on each policy anniversary either during the first twenty policy years or during the term of the policy, whichever is shorter. The values and benefits referred to in this subdivision shall be calculated upon the assumption that there are no dividends or paid-up additions credited to the policy and that there is no indebtedness to the insurer on the policy.

6. A brief and general statement of the method to be used in calculating the cash surrender value and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy on any policy anniversary beyond the last anniversary for which the values and benefits are consecutively shown in the policy, with an explanation of how the existence of any paid-up additions credited to the policy or any indebtedness to the insurer on the policy affects the cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits.

B. To the extent that any of the foregoing provisions are not applicable to the plan of insurance, they may be omitted from the policy with the approval of the Commission.

C. The insurer shall reserve the right to defer the payment of any cash surrender value for no more than six months after demand for the cash surrender value and surrender of the policy.

Code 1950, § 38-376; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-461; 1982, c. 228; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3203. Same; cash surrender value in case of default.

A. Any cash surrender value available under any life insurance policy issued on or after the operative date stated in § 38.2-3214 in the event of default in a premium payment due on any policy anniversary, whether or not required by § 38.2-3202, shall at least equal any excess of the present value, on that anniversary, of the future guaranteed benefits that would have been provided for by the policy, including any existing paid-up additions had there been no default, over the sum of (i) the then present value of the adjusted premiums as defined in §§ 38.2-3205 through 38.2-3209, corresponding to premiums that would have fallen due on and after that anniversary, and (ii) the amount of any indebtedness to the insurer on the policy.

B. For any policy issued on or after the operative date of § 38.2-3209 and providing at the option of the insured supplemental life insurance or annuity benefits for an identifiable additional premium by rider or supplemental policy provision, the cash surrender value referred to in subsection A of this section shall at least equal the sum of (i) the cash surrender value defined in subsection A for an otherwise similar policy issued at the same age without the rider or supplemental policy provision and (ii) the cash surrender value defined in subsection A for a policy providing only the benefits provided by the rider or supplemental policy provision.

C. For any family policy issued on or after the operative date of § 38.2-3209, defining a primary insured and providing term insurance on the life of the spouse of the primary insured expiring before the spouse achieves the age of seventy-one, the cash surrender value referred to in subsection A of this section shall at least equal the sum of (i) the cash surrender value defined in subsection A for an otherwise similar policy issued at the same age without the term insurance on the life of the spouse and (ii) the cash surrender value defined in subsection A for a policy providing only the benefits provided by the term insurance on the life of the spouse.

D. Any cash surrender value available within thirty days after any policy anniversary under any policy paid-up by completion of all premium payments or any policy continued under any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, whether or not required by § 38.2-3202, shall at least equal the present value, on that anniversary, of the future guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy, including any existing paid-up additions, decreased by any indebtedness to the insurer on the policy.

Code 1950, § 38-377; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-462; 1982, c. 228; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3204. Same; present value of paid-up nonforfeiture benefits on default.

Any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit available under a life insurance policy issued on or after the operative date stated in § 38.2-3214 in the event of default in a premium payment due on any policy anniversary shall be such that its present value as of that anniversary shall at least equal the cash surrender value then provided for by the policy or, if none is provided for, shall equal the cash surrender value that would have been required by § 38.2-3203 in the absence of the condition that premiums have been paid for a specified period.

Code 1950, § 38-378; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-463; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3205. Same; calculation of adjusted premiums.

A. The provisions of this section shall not apply to policies issued on or after the operative date as defined in § 38.2-3209. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, the adjusted premium for any life insurance policy issued on or after the operative date stated in § 38.2-3214 shall be calculated on an annual basis and shall be a uniform percentage of the respective premiums specified in the policy for each policy year, excluding any extra premiums charged because of impairments or special hazards, so that the present value at the date of issue of the policy of all adjusted premiums is equal to the sum of: (i) the then present value of the future guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy; (ii) two percent of the amount of insurance, if the insurance is uniform in amount, or of the equivalent uniform amount as defined in subsection B of this section if the amount of insurance varies with the duration of the policy; (iii) forty percent of the adjusted premium for the first policy year; and (iv) twenty-five percent of either the adjusted premium for the first policy year or the adjusted premium for a whole life policy of the same uniform or equivalent uniform amount with uniform premiums for the whole of life issued at the same age for the same amount of insurance, whichever is less. However, in applying the percentages specified in (iii) and (iv) of this subsection, no adjusted premium shall be deemed to exceed four percent of the amount of insurance or level amount equivalent to the amount of insurance. The date of issue of a policy for the purpose of this section shall be the date as of which the rated age of the insured is determined.

B. The equivalent uniform amount of a policy providing an amount of insurance varying with the duration of the policy is the level amount of insurance provided by an otherwise similar policy, containing the same endowment benefit or benefits, if any, issued at the same age and for the same term, the amount of which does not vary with duration and the benefits under which have the same present value at the date of issue as the benefits under the policy. However, for a policy providing a varying amount of insurance issued on the life of a child under age ten, the equivalent uniform amount may be computed as though the amount of insurance provided by the policy prior to the attainment of age ten were the amount provided by the policy at age ten.

C. The adjusted premiums for any policy providing term insurance benefits by a rider or a supplemental policy provision shall equal (i) the adjusted premiums for an otherwise similar policy issued at the same age without the term insurance benefits, increased, during the period for which premiums for the term insurance benefits are payable by (ii) the adjusted premiums for the term insurance. Items (i) and (ii) of this subsection shall be calculated separately and as specified in subsections A and B of this section. For the purposes of items (ii), (iii), and (iv) of subsection A of this section, the amount of insurance or equivalent uniform amount of insurance used in the calculation of the adjusted premiums referred to in item (ii) of this subsection shall equal the excess of the corresponding amount determined for the entire policy over the amount used in the calculation of the adjusted premiums in item (i) of this subsection.

Code 1950, § 38-379; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-464; 1962, c. 562; 1982, c. 228; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3206. Same; tables used for calculations.

Except as otherwise provided in §§ 38.2-3207 and 38.2-3208, all adjusted premiums and present values referred to in §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3205 shall for all policies of ordinary insurance be calculated on the basis of the Commissioners 1941 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table. However, for any category of ordinary insurance issued on female risks, adjusted premiums and present values may be calculated according to an age not more than three years younger than the actual age of the insured and the calculations for all policies of industrial insurance shall be made on the basis of the 1941 Standard Industrial Mortality Table. All calculations shall be made on the basis of the rate of interest, not exceeding 3 1/2 percent per year, specified in the policy for calculating cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits. However, in calculating the present value of any paid-up term insurance with any accompanying pure endowment, if any, offered as a nonforfeiture benefit, the rates of mortality assumed may be not more than 130 percent of the rates of mortality according to the applicable table. For insurance issued on a substandard basis, the calculation of any adjusted premiums and present values may be based on any other table of mortality specified by the insurer and approved by the Commission.

Code 1950, § 38-380; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-465; 1959, Ex. Sess., c. 43; 1962, c. 562; 1982, c. 228; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3207. Same; use of new mortality table; ordinary policies.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to ordinary policies issued on or after the operative date as defined in § 38.2-3209. In the case of ordinary policies issued on or after the operative date of § 38.2-3215, all adjusted premiums and present values referred to in §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3205 shall be calculated on the basis of the Commissioners 1958 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table and the rate of interest specified in the policy for calculating cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits. However, the rate of interest shall not exceed (i) 3 1/2 percent per year for policies issued before July 1, 1975, (ii) four percent per year for policies issued on or after July 1, 1975, and prior to July 1, 1979, and (iii) 5 1/2 percent per year for policies issued on or after July 1, 1979. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the rate of interest for any single premium whole life or endowment insurance policy issued on or after July 1, 1979, may be a rate not exceeding 6 1/2 percent per year. For any category of ordinary insurance issued on female risks, adjusted premiums and present values may be calculated according to an age not more than six years younger than the actual age of the insured. In calculating the present value of any paid-up term insurance with any accompanying pure endowment offered as a nonforfeiture benefit, the rates of mortality assumed may be not more than those shown in the Commissioners 1958 Extended Term Insurance Table. For insurance issued on a substandard basis the calculation of any adjusted premiums and present values may be based on any other table of mortality specified by the insurer and approved by the Commission.

1959, Ex. Sess., c. 43, § 38.1-465.1; 1975, c. 215; 1979, c. 437; 1982, c. 228; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3208. Same; industrial policies.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to industrial policies issued on or after the operative date as defined in § 38.2-3209. For industrial policies issued on or after the operative date of § 38.2-3216, all adjusted premiums and present values referred to in §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3205 shall be calculated on the basis of the Commissioners 1961 Standard Industrial Mortality Table and the rate of interest specified in the policy for calculating cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits. However, the rate of interest shall not exceed (i) 3 1/2 percent per year for policies issued before July 1, 1975, (ii) four percent per year for policies issued on or after July 1, 1975, and prior to July 1, 1979, and (iii) 5 1/2 percent per year for policies issued on or after July 1, 1979. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the rate of interest for any single premium whole life or endowment insurance policy issued on or after July 1, 1979, may be a rate not exceeding 6 1/2 percent per year. In calculating the present value of any paid-up term insurance with any accompanying pure endowment offered as a nonforfeiture benefit, the rates of mortality assumed may be not more than those shown in the Commissioners 1961 Industrial Extended Term Insurance Table. For insurance issued on a substandard basis, the calculations of any adjusted premiums and present values may be based on any other table of mortality specified by the insurer and approved by the Commission.

1962, c. 562, § 38.1-465.2; 1975, c. 215; 1979, c. 437; 1982, c. 228; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3209. Same; adjusted premiums for policies.

A. This section shall apply to all policies issued on or after the operative date as defined in this section. Except as provided in subsection G of this section, the adjusted premiums for any policy shall be calculated on an annual basis and shall be a uniform percentage of the respective premiums specified in the policy for each policy year, excluding amounts payable as extra premiums to cover impairments or special hazards and also excluding any uniform annual contract charge or policy fee specified in the policy in a statement of the method to be used in calculating the cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits, so that the present value at the date of issue of the policy of all adjusted premiums shall equal the sum of (i) the then present value of the future guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy; (ii) 1 percent of either the amount of insurance, if the insurance is uniform in amount, or the average amount of insurance at the beginning of each of the first 10 policy years; and (iii) 125 percent of the nonforfeiture net level premium as defined in subsection B of this section. However, in applying the percentage specified in (iii) of this subsection no nonforfeiture net level premium shall be deemed to exceed four percent of either the amount of insurance, if the insurance is uniform in amount, or the average amount of insurance at the beginning of each of the first ten policy years. The date of issue of a policy for the purpose of this section shall be the date as of which the rated age of the insured is determined.

B. The nonforfeiture net level premium shall equal the present value, at the date of issue of the policy, of the guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy divided by the present value, at the date of issue of the policy, of an annual annuity of one dollar payable on the date of issue of the policy and on each anniversary of the policy on which a premium falls due.

C. For a policy that provides, on a basis guaranteed in the policy, unscheduled changes in benefits or premiums, or both, or that provides an option for changes in benefits or premiums, or both, other than a change to a new policy, the adjusted premiums and present values shall initially be calculated on the assumption that future benefits and premiums do not change from those stipulated at the date of issue of the policy. At the time of any change in the benefits or premiums, the future adjusted premiums, nonforfeiture net level premiums and present values shall be recalculated on the assumption that future benefits and premiums do not change from those stipulated by the policy immediately after the change.

D. Except as otherwise provided in subsection G of this section, the recalculated future adjusted premiums for any policy referred to in subsection C of this section shall be a uniform percentage of the respective future premiums specified in the policy for each policy year, excluding amounts payable as extra premiums to cover impairments and special hazards, and also excluding any uniform annual contract charge or policy fee specified in the policy in a statement of the method to be used in calculating the cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits, so that the present value at the time of change to the newly defined benefits or premiums of all future adjusted premiums shall equal the excess of (1) over (2), where (1) is (i) the then present value of the then future guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy plus (ii) any additional expense allowance and (2) is the then cash surrender value, if any, or present value of any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit under the policy.

E. The additional expense allowance, at the time of the change to the newly defined benefits or premiums, shall be the sum of (i) 1 percent of the excess, if positive, of the average amount of insurance at the beginning of each of the first 10 policy years after the change over the average amount of insurance before the change at the beginning of each of the first 10 policy years after the time of the most recent previous change, or, if there has been no previous change, the date of issue of the policy and (ii) 125 percent of the increase, if positive, in the nonforfeiture net level premium.

F. The recalculated nonforfeiture net level premium shall equal (1) divided by (2), where (1) is the sum of (i) the nonforfeiture net level premium applicable before the change times the present value of an annual annuity of one dollar payable on each anniversary of the policy on or after the date of the change on which a premium would have fallen due had the change not occurred, and (ii) the present value of the increase in future guaranteed benefits provided by the policy, and (2) is the present value of an annual annuity of one dollar payable on each anniversary of the policy on or after the date of change on which a premium falls due.

G. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, for a policy issued on a substandard basis that provides reduced graded amounts of insurance so that, in each policy year, the policy has the same tabular mortality cost as an otherwise similar policy issued on the standard basis that provides higher uniform amounts of insurance, adjusted premiums and present values for the substandard policy may be calculated as if it were issued to provide the higher uniform amounts of insurance on the standard basis.

H. All adjusted premiums and present values referred to in §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3213 shall for all policies of ordinary insurance be calculated on the basis of (i) the Commissioners 1980 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table or (ii) at the election of the insurer for any one or more specified plans of life insurance, the Commissioners 1980 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table with Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors. The premiums and values shall for all policies of industrial insurance be calculated on the basis of the Commissioners 1961 Standard Industrial Mortality Table. The premiums and values shall for all policies issued in a particular calendar year be calculated on the basis of a rate of interest not exceeding the nonforfeiture interest rate as defined in this section for policies issued in that calendar year, provided that:

1. At the insurer's option, calculations for all policies issued in a particular calendar year may be made on the basis of a rate of interest not exceeding the nonforfeiture interest rate, as defined in this section, for policies issued in the immediately preceding calendar year;

2. Under any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, including any paid-up dividend additions, any cash surrender value available, whether or not required by § 38.2-3202, shall be calculated on the basis of the mortality table and rate of interest used in determining the amount of the paid-up nonforfeiture benefit and any paid-up dividend additions;

3. An insurer may calculate the amount of any guaranteed paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, including any paid-up additions, under the policy on the basis of an interest rate no lower than that specified in the policy for calculating cash surrender values;

4. In calculating the present value of any paid-up term insurance with any accompanying pure endowment offered as a nonforfeiture benefit, the rates of mortality assumed may be not more than those shown in the Commissioners 1980 Extended Term Insurance Table for policies of ordinary insurance and not more than the Commissioners 1961 Industrial Extended Term Insurance Table for policies of industrial insurance;

5. For insurance issued on a substandard basis, the calculation of any adjusted premiums and present values may be based on appropriate modifications of the tables referred to in this section;

6. For policies issued prior to the operative date of the valuation manual, any Commissioners Standard ordinary mortality tables adopted after 1980 by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and approved by the Commission for use in determining the minimum nonforfeiture standard may be substituted for the Commissioners 1980 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors or for the Commissioners 1980 Extended Term Insurance Table. "Operative date of the valuation manual" means the January 1 of the first calendar year that the valuation manual as defined in § 38.2-1365 is effective.

For policies issued on or after the operative date of the valuation manual, the valuation manual shall provide the Commissioners Standard mortality table for use in determining the minimum nonforfeiture standard that may be substituted for the Commissioners 1980 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors or for the Commissioners 1980 Extended Term Insurance Table. If the Commission approves by regulation any Commissioners Standard ordinary mortality table adopted by the NAIC for use in determining the minimum nonforfeiture standard for policies issued on or after the operative date of the valuation manual, then that minimum nonforfeiture standard supersedes the minimum nonforfeiture standard provided by the valuation manual; and

7. For policies issued prior to the operative date of the valuation manual, any Commissioners Standard industrial mortality tables adopted after 1980 by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and approved by the Commission for use in determining the minimum nonforfeiture standard may be substituted for the Commissioners 1961 Standard Industrial Mortality Table or the Commissioners 1961 Industrial Extended Term Insurance Table.

For policies issued on or after the operative date of the valuation manual, the valuation manual shall provide the Commissioners Standard mortality table for use in determining the minimum nonforfeiture standard that may be substituted for the Commissioners 1961 Standard Industrial Mortality Table or the Commissioners 1961 Industrial Extended Term Insurance Table. If the Commission approves by regulation any Commissioners Standard industrial mortality table adopted by the NAIC for use in determining the minimum nonforfeiture standard for policies issued on or after the operative date of the valuation manual, then that minimum nonforfeiture standard supersedes the minimum nonforfeiture standard provided by the valuation manual.

I. The nonforfeiture annual interest rate for any policy issued in a particular calendar year:

1. For policies issued prior to the operative date of the valuation manual, shall equal 125 percent of the calendar year statutory valuation interest rate for the policy as defined in Article 10 (§ 38.2-1365 et seq.) of Chapter 13, rounded to the nearest one-quarter percent, provided, however, that the nonforfeiture annual interest rate shall not be less than four percent; and

2. For policies issued on or after the operative date of the valuation manual, shall be provided by the valuation manual.

J. Any refiling of nonforfeiture values or their methods of computation for any previously approved policy form that involves only a change in the interest rate or mortality table used to compute nonforfeiture values shall not require refiling of any other provisions of that policy form.

K. After July 1, 1982, any insurer may file with the Commission a written notice of its election to comply with the provisions of this section after a specified date before January 1, 1989, which shall be the operative date of this section for that insurer. If an insurer makes no election, the operative date of this section for that insurer shall be January 1, 1989.

1982, c. 228, § 38.1-465.3; 1986, c. 562; 2014, c. 571.

§ 38.2-3210. Same; life insurance providing future premium determination.

For any plan of life insurance providing for future premium determination, the amounts of which are to be determined by the insurer based on then estimates of future experience, or for any plan of life insurance for which minimum values cannot be determined by the methods described in §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3209, then:

1. The Commission shall be satisfied that the benefits provided under the plan are substantially as favorable to policyholders and insureds as the minimum benefits otherwise required by §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3209;

2. The Commission shall be satisfied that the benefits and the pattern of premiums of the plan are not misleading to prospective policyholders or insureds; and

3. The cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits provided by the plan shall not be less than the minimum values and benefits required for the plan computed by a method consistent with the principles of §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3213, as determined by the Commission.

1982, c. 228, § 38.1-465.4; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3211. Same; other factors in calculations.

A. Any cash surrender value and any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit available under any life insurance policy issued on or after the operative date stated in § 38.2-3214 in the event of default in a premium payment due at any time other than on the policy anniversary, shall be calculated with allowance for the lapse of time and the payment of fractional premiums beyond the last preceding policy anniversary. All values referred to in §§ 38.2-3203 through 38.2-3209 may be calculated upon the assumption that any death benefit is payable at the end of the policy year of death. The net value of any paid-up additions, other than paid-up term additions, shall at least equal the amounts used to provide these additions.

B. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 38.2-3203, additional benefits payable in the following cases and premiums for them shall be disregarded in ascertaining cash surrender values and nonforfeiture benefits required by §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3216:

a. Death or dismemberment by accident or accidental means;

b. Total and permanent disability;

c. Reversionary annuity or deferred reversionary annuity benefits;

d. Term insurance benefits provided by a rider or supplemental policy provision to which, if issued as a separate policy, this section would not apply;

e. Term insurance on the life of a child or on the lives of children provided in a policy on the life of a parent of the child, if the term insurance expires before the child's age is twenty-six, is uniform in amount after the child's age is one, and has not become paid-up by reason of the death of a parent of the child; and

f. Other policy benefits additional to life insurance and endowment benefits.

2. No additional benefits shall be required to be included in any paid-up nonforfeiture benefits.

Code 1950, § 38-381; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-466; 1959, Ex. Sess., c. 43; 1962, c. 562; 1982, c. 228; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3212. Same; policies issued on or after January 1, 1986.

A. This section, in addition to all other applicable sections of law, shall apply to all policies issued on or after January 1, 1986. Any cash surrender value available under the policy in the event of default in a premium payment due on any policy anniversary shall not differ by more than two-tenths percent of either (i) the amount of insurance, if the insurance is uniform in amount, or (ii) the average amount of insurance at the beginning of each of the first ten policy years, from the sum of (i) the greater of zero and the basic cash value specified in this section and (ii) the present value of any existing paid-up additions less the amount of any indebtedness to the insurer under the policy.

B. The basic cash value shall equal the present value on that anniversary of the future guaranteed benefits that would have been provided for by the policy, excluding any existing paid-up additions and before deduction of any indebtedness to the insurer, if there had been no default, less the then present value of the nonforfeiture factors, as defined in this section, corresponding to premiums that would have fallen due on and after that anniversary. However, the effects on the basic cash value of supplemental life insurance or annuity benefits or of family coverage, as described in § 38.2-3203 or § 38.2-3205, whichever applies, shall be the same as the effects specified in § 38.2-3203 or § 38.2-3205, whichever applies, on the cash surrender values defined in those sections.

C. 1. The nonforfeiture factor for each policy year shall equal a percentage of the adjusted premium for the policy year, as defined in § 38.2-3205 or § 38.2-3209, whichever applies. Except as required by subdivision 2 of this subsection, such percentage:

a. Shall be the same percentage for each policy year between the second policy anniversary and the later of (i) the fifth policy anniversary and (ii) the first policy anniversary at which there is available under the policy a cash surrender value in an amount, before including any paid-up additions and before deducting any indebtedness, of at least two-tenths percent of either the amount of insurance, if the insurance is uniform in amount, or the average amount of insurance at the beginning of each of the first ten policy years; and

b. Shall be such that no percentage after the later of the two policy anniversaries specified in subdivision 1 a of this subsection may apply to fewer than five consecutive policy years.

2. No basic cash value shall be less than the value that would be obtained if the adjusted premiums for the policy, as defined in § 38.2-3205 or § 38.2-3209, whichever applies, were substituted for the nonforfeiture factors in the calculation of the basic cash value.

D. All adjusted premiums and present values referred to in this section shall for a particular policy be calculated on the same mortality and interest bases used in demonstrating the policy's compliance with the other sections of this article. The cash surrender values referred to in this section shall include any endowment benefits provided for by the policy.

E. Any cash surrender value available other than in the event of default in a premium payment due on a policy anniversary, and the amount of any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit available under the policy in the event of default in a premium payment, shall be determined by a method consistent with the methods specified for determining the analogous minimum amounts in §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3204, 38.2-3209 and 38.2-3211. The amounts of any cash surrender values and of any paid-up nonforfeiture benefits granted in connection with additional benefits, such as those listed as B1 a through B1 f in § 38.2-3211, shall conform with the principles of this section.

1982, c. 228, § 38.1-466.1; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3213. Same; exemptions from application of certain sections.

A. Sections 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3212 shall not apply to any:

1. Certificates of fraternal benefit societies;

2. Reinsurance;

3. Group insurance;

4. Pure endowments;

5. Annuities or reversionary annuity contracts;

6. Term policies of uniform amount (i) that provide no guaranteed nonforfeiture or endowment benefits, or renewal thereof; (ii) that are of twenty years or less expiring before age seventy-one; and (iii) for which uniform premiums are payable during the entire term of the policy;

7. Term policies of decreasing amount (i) that provide no guaranteed nonforfeiture or endowment benefits; (ii) on which each adjusted premium calculated as specified in §§ 38.2-3205 through 38.2-3209 is less than the adjusted premium calculated on term policies of uniform amount, or renewal thereof; (iii) that provide no guaranteed nonforfeiture or endowment benefits; (iv) that are issued at the same age and for the same initial amounts of insurance and for terms of twenty years or less expiring before age seventy-one; and (v) for which uniform premiums are payable during the entire term of the policy;

8. Policies (i) that provide no guaranteed nonforfeiture or endowment benefits and (ii) for which any cash surrender value or present value of any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit at the beginning of any policy year, calculated as specified in §§ 38.2-3203 through 38.2-3209, does not exceed 2 1/2% of the amount of insurance at the beginning of the same policy year; or

9. Policies delivered outside this Commonwealth through an agent or other representative of the insurer issuing the policy.

B. For purposes of determining the applicability of §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3216, the age at expiry for a joint term life insurance policy shall be the age at expiry of the oldest life.

Code 1950, § 38-382; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-467; 1962, c. 562; 1982, c. 228; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3214. Same; operative date.

After March 17, 1948, any insurer may file with the Commission a written notice of its election to comply with the provisions of §§ 38.2-3202 through 38.2-3213 after a specified date before April 1, 1948. After the filing of the notice upon the specified date, which shall be the operative date for that insurer, the sections shall become operative with respect to the policies thereafter issued by that insurer. If an insurer makes no election, the operative date for the insurer shall be April 1, 1948. The Commission, for good cause shown by any insurer, may extend the operative date for that insurer to not later than January 1, 1949.

Code 1950, § 38-383; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-468; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3215. Same; operative date for § 38.2-3207.

After July 1, 1959, any insurer may file with the Commission a written notice of its election to comply with the provisions of § 38.2-3207 after a specified date before January 1, 1966. After the filing of the notice, then upon the specified date, which shall be the operative date of this section for the insurer, § 38.2-3207 shall become operative with respect to the ordinary policies thereafter issued by that insurer. If an insurer makes no such election, the operative date of § 38.2-3207 for the insurer shall be January 1, 1966.

1959, Ex. Sess., c. 43, § 38.1-468.1; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3216. Same; operative date for § 38.2-3208.

After July 1, 1962, any insurer may file with the Commission a written notice of its election to comply with the provisions of § 38.2-3208 after a specified date before January 1, 1968. After the filing of the notice, then upon the specified date, which shall be the operative date of this section for the insurer, § 38.2-3208 shall become operative with respect to the industrial policies thereafter issued by that insurer. If an insurer makes no election, the operative date of § 38.2-3208 for the insurer shall be January 1, 1968.

1962, c. 562, § 38.1-468.2; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3217. Loan provisions in policies issued prior to operative date stated in § 38.2-3214.

For those policies issued prior to the operative date stated in § 38.2-3214, the loan value referred to in former § 38.1-397 shall be the reserve at the end of the current policy year on the policy and on any dividend additions to the policy, exclusive of the reserve on account of return premium insurance and of total and permanent disability and additional accidental death benefits, less a sum not more than 2 1/2 percent of the amount insured by the policy and of any dividend additions to the policy. The policy shall specify the mortality table and rates of interest adopted for computing the reserve. The policy may further provide that the loan may be deferred for up to three months after the application for the loan is made. Instead of permitting the deduction from a loan on the policy of a sum not more than 2 1/2 percent of the amount insured by the policy and of any dividend additions to the policy, an insurer may insert in the policy a provision that one-fifth of the reserve may be deducted in case of a loan under the policy, or may provide in the policy that the deduction may be 2 1/2 percent of the amount insured by the policy or one-fifth of the reserve, at the insurer's option.

Code 1950, § 38-384; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-469; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3218. Same; in policies subsequently issued.

For policies issued on or after the operative date stated in § 38.2-3214, the loan value referred to in former § 38.1-397 or § 38.2-3308, whichever applies, shall be the cash surrender value at the end of the current policy year required by § 38.2-3202. The insurer shall have the right to defer for up to six months after application for the loan is made a loan on the policy, except when made to pay premiums to the insurer.

Code 1950, § 38-385; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-470; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3219. Applicability.

Sections 38.2-3220 through 38.2-3229 shall not apply to any (i) reinsurance; (ii) group annuity purchased under a retirement plan or plan of deferred compensation established or maintained by an employer, including a partnership or sole proprietorship, or by an employee organization, or by both, other than a plan providing individual retirement accounts or individual retirement annuities under § 408 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended; (iii) premium deposit fund; (iv) variable annuity; (v) investment annuity; (vi) immediate annuity; (vii) deferred annuity contract after annuity payments have commenced; (viii) reversionary annuity; (ix) modified guaranteed annuity; or (x) contract delivered outside this Commonwealth through an agent or other representative of the insurer issuing the contract.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562; 1992, c. 210.

§ 38.2-3220. Nonforfeiture requirements.

A. For contracts issued on or after the operative date as defined in § 38.2-3229, no contract of annuity, except as stated in § 38.2-3219, shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this Commonwealth unless it contains in substance the following provisions and statements, or corresponding provisions and statements that in the opinion of the Commission are at least as favorable to the contract holder, upon cessation of payment of consideration under the contract:

1. That upon cessation of payment of considerations under a contract, or upon the written request of the contract holder, the insurer shall grant a paid-up annuity benefit on a plan stipulated in the contract of the value specified in §§ 38.2-3222 through 38.2-3225 and 38.2-3227.

2. If a contract provides for a lump sum settlement at maturity or at any other time, a provision that upon surrender of the contract at or before the beginning of any annuity payments, the insurer shall pay instead of any paid-up annuity benefits a cash surrender benefit of the amount specified in §§ 38.2-3222, 38.2-3223, 38.2-3225 and 38.2-3227. The insurer may reserve the right to defer the payment of the cash surrender benefit for up to six months after demand for payment with surrender of the contract after making written request and receiving the written approval of the Commission. The request shall address the necessity and equitability to all contract holders of the deferral.

3. A statement of the mortality table and interest rates used in calculating any minimum paid-up annuity, cash surrender or death benefits that are guaranteed under the contract, together with sufficient information to determine the amounts of those benefits.

4. That any paid-up annuity, cash surrender or death benefits that may be available under the contract are not less than the minimum benefits required by any statute of the state in which the contract is delivered and an explanation of how the existence of any additional amounts credited by the insurer to the contract, any indebtedness to the insurer on the contract or any prior withdrawals from or partial surrenders of the contract affects the benefits.

B. Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection, any deferred annuity contract may provide that if no considerations have been received under a contract for a period of two full years and the portion of the paid-up annuity benefit at maturity on the plan stipulated in the contract arising from considerations paid prior to that period would be less than $20 monthly, the insurer may at its option terminate the contract by payment in cash of the then present value of the portion of the paid-up annuity benefit, calculated on the basis of the mortality table, if any, and interest rate specified in the contract for determining the paid-up annuity benefit. This payment shall relieve the insurer of any further obligation under the contract.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562; 2004, c. 313.

§ 38.2-3221. Minimum values.

A. The minimum values specified in §§ 38.2-3222 through 38.2-3225 and 38.2-3227 of any paid-up annuity, cash surrender or death benefits available under an annuity contract shall be based upon the minimum nonforfeiture amounts defined in this section and applied as follows:

1. For contracts issued before April 1, 2003, the amounts shall be determined in accordance with subsections B, C, and D.

2. For contracts issued on or after April 1, 2003, and before July 1, 2004, the amounts shall be determined in accordance with the applicable provisions of subsections B, C, D, and E of this section.

3. For contracts issued on or after July 1, 2004, and before July 1, 2005, the amounts shall be determined in accordance with the applicable provisions of subsections B, C, D, and E of this section unless the insurer makes the election authorized by subsection F of this section in which case the amounts shall be determined in accordance with subdivisions F 1 through F 4.

4. For contracts issued on or after July 1, 2005, the amounts shall be determined in accordance with subdivisions F 1 through F 4.

B. 1. For contracts providing for flexible considerations, the minimum nonforfeiture amount at or any time before the beginning of any annuity payments shall equal any accumulation up to that time at an annual rate of interest of three percent of percentages of the net considerations as defined in this subsection, paid prior to that time, increased by an existing additional amount credited by the insurer to the contract and decreased by the sum of:

a. Any prior withdrawals from or partial surrenders of the contract accumulated at a rate of interest of three percent per year; and

b. The amount of any indebtedness to the insurer on the contract, including interest due and accrued.

2. The net considerations for a given contract year used to define the minimum nonforfeiture amount shall be not less than zero and shall equal the corresponding gross considerations credited to the contract during that contract year less an annual contract charge of $30 and less a collection charge of $1.25 per consideration credited to the contract during that contract year. The percentages of net considerations shall be 65 percent of the net consideration for the first contract year and 87 1/2 percent of the net considerations for the second and later contract years. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding sentence, the percentage shall be 65 percent of the portion of the total net consideration for any renewal contract year that exceeds by not more than two times the sum of those portions of the net considerations in all prior contract years for which the percentage was 65 percent.

C. For contracts providing for fixed scheduled considerations, minimum nonforfeiture amounts shall be calculated on the assumption that considerations are paid annually in advance and shall be the same as for contracts with flexible considerations that are paid annually with two exceptions:

1. The portion of the net consideration for the first contract year to be accumulated shall be the sum of 65 percent of the net consideration for the first contract year plus 22 1/2 percent of the excess of the net consideration for the first contract year over the lesser of the net considerations for the second and third contract years.

2. The annual contract charge shall be the lesser of (i) $30 or (ii) 10 percent of the gross annual consideration.

D. For contracts providing for a single consideration, minimum nonforfeiture amounts shall be the same as for contracts with flexible considerations except that the percentage of net consideration used to determine the minimum nonforfeiture amount shall equal 90 percent, and the net consideration shall be the gross consideration less a contract charge of $75.

E. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, for any contract issued on or after April 1, 2003, and before July 1, 2005, the interest rate at which net considerations, partial withdrawals, and partial surrenders may be accumulated, for the purposes of determining minimum nonforfeiture amounts, may be one and one-half percent per year.

F. The following provisions shall apply for contracts issued on or after July 1, 2005, and at the election of the insurer may apply also to specified contracts issued on or after July 1, 2004. An insurer may make this election on a contract-form-by-contract-form basis by filing written notice with the Commission and specifying a date for the provisions to apply prior to July 1, 2005.

1. The minimum nonforfeiture amount at or any time before the beginning of any annuity payments shall equal an accumulation up to that time at rates of interest, as indicated in subdivision 3 of this subsection, of the net considerations as defined in this subsection, paid prior to that time, and decreased by the sum of:

a. Any prior withdrawals from or partial surrenders of the contract accumulated at rates of interest as indicated in subdivision 3 of this subsection;

b. An annual contract charge of $50, accumulated at rates of interest as indicated in subdivision 3 of this subsection;

c. Any premium tax paid by the insurer for the contract, accumulated at rates of interest as indicated in subdivision 3 of this subsection, adjusted for any tax that is not actually paid or which has been credited back to the insurer, such as upon early termination of the contract; and

d. The amount of any indebtedness to the insurer on the contract, including interest due and accrued.

2. The net considerations for a given contract year used to define the minimum nonforfeiture amount shall be equal to 87.5 percent of the gross considerations credited to the contract during that contract year.

3. The interest rate used in determining minimum nonforfeiture amounts shall be an annual rate of interest determined as the lesser of three percent per annum and the following, which shall be specified in the contract if the interest rate will be reset:

a. The five-year Constant Maturity Treasury Rate reported by the Federal Reserve as of a date, or average over a period, rounded to the nearest one-twentieth of one percent, specified in the contract no longer than 15 months prior to the contract issue date or redetermination date under this subdivision;

b. Reduced by 125 basis points;

c. Where the resulting interest rate is not less than one percent; and

d. The interest rate shall apply for an initial period and may be redetermined for additional periods. The redetermination date, basis and period, if any, shall be stated in the contract. The basis is the date or average over a specified period that produces the value of the five-year Constant Maturity Treasury Rate to be used at each redetermination date.

4. During the period or term that a contract provides substantive participation in an equity indexed benefit, it may increase the reduction described in subdivision 3 b of this subsection by up to an additional 100 basis points to reflect the value of the equity index benefit. The present value at the contract issue date, and at each redetermination date thereafter, of the additional reduction shall not exceed the market value of the benefit. The Commission may require a demonstration that the present value of the additional reduction does not exceed the market value of the benefit. Where administration is lacking or unacceptable, the Commission may, at its discretion, disallow or limit the additional reduction.

G. The Commission may adopt rules and regulations to implement the provisions of subdivision F 4 of this section and to provide for further adjustments to the calculation of minimum nonforfeiture amounts for contracts that provide substantive participation in an equity index benefit and for other contracts for which the Commission determines adjustments are justified.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562; 2003, c. 440; 2004, c. 313.

§ 38.2-3222. Computation of present value.

Any paid-up annuity benefit available under a contract shall be such that its present value on the date annuity payments are to commence at least equals the minimum nonforfeiture amount on that date. The present value shall be computed using the mortality table, if any, and the interest rate or rates specified in the contract for determining the minimum paid-up annuity benefits guaranteed in the contract.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562; 2004, c. 313.

§ 38.2-3223. Calculation of cash surrender values.

For contracts that provide cash surrender benefits, the cash surrender benefits available before maturity shall not be less than the present value as of the date of surrender of that portion of the maturity value of the paid-up annuity benefit that would be provided under the contract at maturity arising from considerations paid before the time of cash surrender, reduced by the amount appropriate to reflect any prior withdrawals from or partial surrenders of the contract. The present value shall be calculated on the basis of an interest rate not more than one percent higher than the interest rate specified in the contract for accumulating the net considerations to determine the maturity value, decreased by the amount of any indebtedness to the insurer on the contract, including interest due and accrued, and increased by any existing additional amounts credited by the insurer to the contract. In no event shall any cash surrender benefit be less than the minimum nonforfeiture amount at that time. The death benefit under such contracts shall at least equal the cash surrender benefit.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3224. Calculation of paid-up annuity benefits.

For contracts that do not provide cash surrender benefits, the present value of any paid-up annuity benefit available as a nonforfeiture option at any time prior to maturity shall not be less than the present value of that portion of the maturity value of the paid-up annuity benefit provided under the contract arising from considerations paid before the time the contract is surrendered in exchange for, or changed to, a deferred paid-up annuity. The present value shall be calculated for the period before the maturity date on the basis of the interest rate specified in the contract for accumulating the net considerations to determine the maturity value, and increased by any existing additional amounts credited by the insurer to the contract. For contracts that do not provide any death benefits before the beginning of any annuity payments, the present values shall be calculated on the basis of the interest rate and the mortality table specified in the contract for determining the maturity value of the paid-up annuity benefit. In no event shall the present value of a paid-up annuity benefit be less than the minimum nonforfeiture amount at that time.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3225. Maturity date.

For the purpose of determining the benefits calculated under §§ 38.2-3223 and 38.2-3224 for annuity contracts under which an election may be made to have annuity payments commence at optional maturity dates, the maturity date shall be deemed to be the latest date for which election is permitted by the contract, but shall not be deemed to be later than the anniversary of the contract next following the annuitant's seventieth birthday or the tenth anniversary of the contract, whichever is later.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3226. Disclosure of limited death benefits.

Any contract that does not provide cash surrender benefits or does not provide death benefits at least equal to the minimum nonforfeiture amount before the beginning of any annuity payments shall include a statement in a prominent place in the contract that those benefits are not provided.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3227. Inclusion of lapse of time considerations.

Any paid-up annuity, cash surrender or death benefits available at any time, other than on the contract anniversary under any contract with fixed scheduled considerations, shall be calculated with allowance for a lapse of time and the payment of any scheduled considerations beyond the beginning of the contract year in which cessation of payment of considerations under the contract occurs.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3228. Proration of values; additional benefits.

For any contract that provides, within the same contract by rider or supplemental contract provision, both annuity benefits and life insurance benefits that are in excess of the greater of cash surrender benefits or a return of the gross considerations with interest, the minimum nonforfeiture benefits shall equal the sum of the minimum nonforfeiture benefits for the annuity portion and any minimum nonforfeiture benefits for the life insurance portion computed as if each portion were a separate contract. Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 38.2-3222 through 38.2-3225 and 38.2-3227, additional benefits payable (i) in the event of total and permanent disability, (ii) as reversionary annuity or deferred reversionary annuity benefits, or (iii) as other policy benefits additional to life insurance, endowment and annuity benefits, and considerations for all the additional benefits, shall be disregarded in ascertaining the minimum nonforfeiture amounts, paid-up annuity, cash surrender and death benefits that may be required by this article. The inclusion of these additional benefits shall not be required in any paid-up benefits, unless the additional benefits separately would require minimum nonforfeiture amounts, paid-up annuity, cash surrender and death benefits.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3229. Effective date.

After July 1, 1979, for contracts subject to subsection B, C, or D of § 38.2-3221, the operative date for application of § 38.2-3219 shall be the earlier of July 1, 1981, or the date on which the insurer filed with the Commission a written notice of its election to comply with the provisions of §§ 38.2-3219 through 38.2-3229 after a specified date before July 1, 1981. For contracts subject to subsection F of § 38.2-3221, the operative date shall be July 1, 2005, unless the insurer specifies an earlier date by filing with the Commission written notice of its election to apply subdivisions F 1 through F 4 of § 38.2-3221 on a contract-form-by-contract-form basis after a specified date, which shall be on or after July 1, 2004, and before July 1, 2005.

1979, c. 437, § 38.1-470.1; 1986, c. 562; 2004, c. 313.