2013 California Code
Insurance Code - INS
DIVISION 2. CLASSES OF INSURANCE
PART 2. LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE
CHAPTER 5.6. Life Insurance Cost Indexes
10509.972

CA Ins Code § 10509.972 (2013) What's This?

(a) The Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index for level premium plans of insurance shall be calculated by applying the steps in the following paragraphs:

(1) Select either a 10-year or a 20-year period, commencing with the first year of the policy, over which the analysis is to be made.

(2) Determine the cash surrender value, and terminal dividend, if any, available at the end of the period selected.

(3) For participating policies, accumulate the annual cash dividends at 5 percent interest compounded annually to the end of the period selected and add this accumulation to the amount in paragraph (2).

(4) Divide the amount in paragraph (3), or the amount in paragraph (2) for nonparticipating policies, by an interest factor that converts it into a level annual amount accruing over the period selected in paragraph (1). If the period is 10 years, this factor is 13.207, and if the period is 20 years, the factor is 34.719.

(5) Subtract the amount in paragraph (4) from the annual premium payable.

(6) Divide the amount in paragraph (5) by the number of thousands of the amount of insurance to arrive at the Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index.

(b) The Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index for plans of insurance with premiums which are not level shall be calculated as follows:

(1) Select either a 10-year or a 20-year period, commencing with the first year of the policy, over which the analysis is to be made.

(2) Determine the cash surrender value, and terminal dividend, if any, available at the end of the period selected.

(3) For participating policies, accumulate the annual cash dividends at 5 percent interest compounded annually to the end of the period selected and add this accumulation to the amount in paragraph (2).

(4) Divide the amount in paragraph (3), or the amount in paragraph (2) for nonparticipating policies, by an interest factor that converts it into a level annual amount accruing over the period selected in paragraph (1). If the period is 10 years, this factor is 13.207, and if the period is 20 years, the factor is 34.719.

(5) Subtract the amount in paragraph (4) from the equivalent level premium determined by accumulating the annual premium payable at 5 percent interest compounded annually to the end of the period in paragraph (1) and dividing the result by the factor stated in paragraph (4).

(6) Divide the amount in paragraph (5) by the number of thousands of the amount of insurance to arrive at the Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index.

(c) For plans of insurance where the amount of insurance is not level, the amount of insurance in paragraph (6) of subdivision (a) and paragraph (6) of subdivision (b) shall be calculated as follows:

(1) Accumulate the amount payable upon death, regardless of the cause of death, at the beginning of each policy year at 5 percent interest compounded annually to the end of the period selected in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) or paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).

(2) Divide the amount in paragraph (1) by an interest factor that converts it into a level amount of insurance that, if paid at the beginning of each year, would accrue to the amount of paragraph (1) over the period selected in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) or paragraph (1) of subdivision (b). If this period is 10 years, this factor is 13.207, and if the period is 20 years, the factor is 34.719.

(d) The Life Insurance Net Payment Cost Index is calculated in the same manner as the comparable Life Insurance Surrender Cost Index except that the cash surrender value and any terminal dividend are set at zero.

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

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