South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 69 - DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
69-36 - Procedure for Permitting Same Minimum Nonforfeiture Standards for Men and Women Under 1980 CSO and CET Mortality Tables.

Universal Citation: SC Code Regs 69-36

69-36. Procedure for Permitting Same Minimum Nonforfeiture Standards for Men and Women Under 1980 CSO and CET Mortality Tables.

(Statutory Authority: 1976 Code §§ 38-3-110, 38-63-600(8)(f))

SECTION 1. Purpose.

The purpose of this regulation is to permit individual life insurance policies to provide the same cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits to both men and women. No change in minimum valuation standards is implied by this regulation.

SECTION 2. Definitions.

A. As used in this regulation, "1980 CSO Table, with or without Ten-Year Select Morality Factors" means that mortality table, consisting of separate rates of mortality for male and female lives, developed by the Society of Actuaries Committee to Recommend New Mortality Tables for Valuation of Standard Individual Ordinary Life Insurance, incorporated in the 1980 NAIC Amendments to the Model Standard Valuation Law and Standard Nonforfeiture Law for Life Insurance, and referred to in those models as the Commissioners 1980 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table, with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors.

B. As used in this regulation, "1980 CSO Table (M), with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors" means that mortality table consisting of the rates of mortality for male lives from the 1980 CSO Table, with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors.

C. As used in this regulation, "1980 CSO Table (F), with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors" means that mortality table consisting of the rates of mortality for female lives from the 1980 CSO Table, with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors.

D. As used in this regulation, "1980 CET Table" means that mortality table consisting of separate rates of mortality for male and female lives, developed by the Society of Actuaries Committee to Recommend New Mortality Tables for Valuation of Standard Individual Ordinary Life Insurance, incorporated in the 1980 NAIC Amendments to the Model Standard Valuation Law and Standard Nonforfeiture Law for Life Insurance, and referred to in those models as the Commissioners 1980 Extended Term Insurance Table.

E. As used in this regulation, "1980 CET Table (M)" means that mortality table consisting of the rates of mortality for male lives from the 1980 CET Table.

F. As used in this regulation, "1980 CET Table (F)" means that mortality table consisting of the rates of mortality for female lives from the 1980 CET Table.

G. As used in this regulation, "1980 CSO and 1980 CET Smoker and Nonsmoker Mortality Tables" means the mortality tables with separate rates of mortality for smokers and nonsmokers derived from the 1980 CSO and 1980 CET Mortality Tables by the Society of Actuaries Task Force on Smoker/Nonsmoker Mortality and adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in December, 1983.

SECTION 3. Options.

For any policy of insurance on the life of either a male or female insured delivered or issued for delivery in this state after the operative date of Section 38-63-600(11) for that policy form,

(i) a mortality table which is a blend of the 1980 CSO Table (M) and the 1980 CSO Table (F) with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors may at the option of the company be substituted for the 1980 CSO Table, with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors, and

(ii) a mortality table which is of the same blend as used in (i) but applied to form a blend of the 1980 CET Table (M) and the 1980 CET Table (F) may at the option of the company be substituted for the 1980 CET Table for use in determining minimum cash surrender values and amounts of paid-up nonforfeiture benefits.

SECTION 3A. Alternate Rule.

In determining minimum cash surrender values and amounts of paid-up nonforfeiture benefits for any policy of insurance on the life of either a male or female insured on a form of insurance with separate rates for smokers and nonsmokers delivered or issued for delivery in this state after the operative date of Section 38-63-600(11) for that policy form, in addition to the mortality tables that may be used according to Section 3,

(i) a mortality table which is a blend of the male and female rates of mortality according to the 1980 CSO Smoker Mortality Table, in the case of lives classified as smokers, or the 1980 CSO Nonsmoker Mortality Table, in the case of lives classified as nonsmokers, with or without ten-year Select Mortality Factors, may at the option of the company be substituted for the 1980 CSO Table, with or without Ten-Year Select Mortality Factors, and

(ii) a mortality table which is of the same blend as used in (i) but applied to form a blend of the male and female rates of mortality according to the corresponding 1980 CET Smoker Mortality Table or 1980 CET Nonsmoker Mortality Table may at the option of the company be substituted for the 1980 CET Table.

SECTION 4. Unfair Discrimination.

It shall not be a violation of any provision of Chapter 57 of Title 38 of the 1976 Code for an insurer to issue the same kind of policy of life insurance on both a sex distinct and sex neutral basis.

SECTION 5. Separability.

If any provision of this regulation or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is for any reason held to be invalid, the remainder of the regulation and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

SECTION 6. Effective Date.

The effective date of this regulation is August 1, 1983.

HISTORY: Amended by State Register Volume 9, Issue No. 6, eff June 24, 1988. Code Commissioner's Note

Pursuant to 2011 Act No. 47, § 14(B), the Code Commissioner substituted "intellectual disability" for"mental retardation" and "person with intellectual disability" or "persons with intellectual disability" for"mentally retarded".

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