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

Article 5. Financial Requirements.

§ 38.2-4121. Investments.

A society shall invest its funds only in investments authorized by Chapter 14 of this title for the investment of assets of life insurers and subject to the limitations thereon. Any foreign or alien society permitted or seeking to do business in this Commonwealth which invests its funds in accordance with the laws of the state, district, territory, country or province in which it is incorporated, shall be held to meet the requirements of this section for the investment of funds.

Code 1950, §§ 38-307, 38.1-623; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-638.43; 1968, c. 654; 1986, c. 562.

§ 38.2-4122. Funds.

A. All assets shall be held, invested, and disbursed for the use and benefit of the society and no member or beneficiary shall have or acquire individual rights therein or become entitled to any apportionment on the surrender of any part thereof, except as provided in the benefit contract.

B. A society may create, maintain, invest, disburse, and apply any special fund or funds necessary to carry out any purpose permitted by the laws of the society.

C. A society may apply to the Commission, pursuant to resolution of its supreme governing body, to establish and operate one or more separate accounts and issue contracts on a variable basis, subject to Article 3 (§ 38.2-1443 et seq.) of Chapter 14 of this title. To the extent the society deems it necessary in order to comply with any applicable federal or state laws, or any rules issued under those laws, the society may (i) adopt special procedures for the conduct of the business and affairs of a separate account; (ii) for persons having beneficial interest therein, provide special voting and other rights, including without limitation special rights and procedures relating to investment policy, investment advisory services, selection of certified public accountants, and selection of a committee to manage the business and affairs of the account; and (iii) issue contracts on a variable basis to which subsections B and D of § 38.2-4119 of this chapter shall not apply.

Code 1950, §§ 38-301, 38.1-617; 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-638.42; 1960, c. 189; 1968, c. 654; 1986, c. 562.