2013 California Code
Insurance Code - INS
DIVISION 2. CLASSES OF INSURANCE
PART 2. LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE
CHAPTER 5.6. Life Insurance Cost Indexes
10509.971

CA Ins Code § 10509.971 (2013) What's This?

(a) If, in connection with the selling of life insurance to which this chapter applies, an agent or insurer makes a presentation showing or comparing the cost of life insurance over a period of years which does not recognize the time value of money, the agent or insurer shall at the same time present the Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index and the Life Insurance Net Payment Cost Index which shall be calculated for both a 10-year and a 20-year period.

(b) An agent or insurer may use any other system or form of presentation for comparing the cost of life insurance over a period of years which recognizes the time value of money, including the Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index and the Life Insurance Net Payment Cost Index computed at an interest rate other than 5 percent.

(c) If the Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index or the Life Insurance Net Payment Cost Index is used, it need not be provided for a period which extends beyond the end of the premium payment period for the plan. The Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index and the Life Insurance Net Payment Cost Index shall be accompanied by an explanation substantially to the effect that the Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index and the Life Insurance Net Payment Cost Index are measures of the relative cost of similar plans of insurance, and that a low index number represents a lower cost than a higher index number.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1106, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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