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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 38. Cooperative Nonprofit Life Benefit Companies
1/19/2021

Article 2. Reserves, Policies and Benefits.

§ 38.2-3814. Contracts in writing; fees.

All contracts of any company for insurance or other benefits shall be in writing. No company or any of its officers or agents shall include in the sum charged a member, any fee, compensation, or other charge. However, a local medical examiner's fee and a policy fee on accident and sickness contracts may be charged.

Code 1950, § 38-484; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-514; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3815. What benefits policies may provide.

Any company may provide for (i) stipulated premiums, (ii) death, annuity, endowment and disability benefits, and (iii) cash surrender and loan values to an amount not exceeding the reserve, or its equivalent, in paid-up or extended term insurance, based upon the mortality standards set forth in this chapter.

Code 1950, § 38-483; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-515; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3816. Policies companies may issue; reserves required; provisions concerning increase of rates and extra assessments.

Any company may issue contracts of life, accident and sickness insurance or combinations of them. The reserves for such policies or contracts shall be based upon the American Experience Table of Mortality, with an interest assumption of no more than four percent, or some higher standard, or upon any minimum standard allowed by law in this Commonwealth for legal reserve life insurers. It may provide in its laws or bylaws and membership contracts that the rates shall not be increased or extra assessments made.

Code 1950, § 38-488; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-516; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3817. Paid-up insurance or extended term insurance.

Any company shall provide for automatic paid-up or extended term insurance in the event of the default in premium payments of any contract that has been in force for at least two years from the date of issue. The amount of such insurance shall not exceed the amount which the reserve that is credited to the member will purchase. The company shall carry the liability on its books.

Code 1950, § 38-486; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-517; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-3818. Officers and members not individually liable for payment.

Officers and members of the supreme, grand or any subordinate body of any company shall not be individually liable for the payment of any disability or death or other benefits provided for in the laws, bylaws and contracts of the company. Benefits shall be payable out of the funds of the company and in the manner provided by its laws and bylaws.

Code 1950, § 38-487; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-519; 1986, c. 562.