DAR File No. 43135
This notice was published in the September 1, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 17) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Preneed Life Insurance Minimum Standards For Determining Reserve Liabilities And Nonforfeiture Values Rule
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 43135
Filed: 08/03/2018 05:25:03 PM
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
Subsection 31A-2-201(3) authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to write rules to implement the provisions of the Insurance Code, Title 31A. Subsection 31A-17-402(1) authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to write rules to specify the liabilities required to be reported by an insurer in a financial statement provided to the Department of Insurance (Department), as well as the method for valuing the liabilities listed in the statement. Subsection 31A-22-408(11) authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to adopt rules to interpret, describe, and clarify the application of the nonforfeiture law to a life insurance form that the Insurance Commissioner considers necessary. This rule establishes minimum mortality standards for reserves and nonforfeiture reserves.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
The Department has received no written comments regarding this rule during the past five years.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
This rule must remain in force because it helps protect the public interest on preneed policies by increasing reserves to an appropriate level, promoting a responsible competitive environment by ensuring all insurers act responsibly, creating equitable value for consumers by increasing cash values, and promoting the reliability, solvency, and financial solidarity of insurance institutions by increasing the reserve requirement on preneed policies. Therefore, this rule should be continued.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Insurance
Room 3110 STATE OFFICE BLDG
450 N MAIN ST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Steve Gooch at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Gooch, Information Specialist
More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2018/b20180901.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.
For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Steve Gooch at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.