2013 Maryland Code
§ 5-308 - Policies and contracts issued on or after operative date of Standard Nonforfeiture Law -- Reserve valuation method for annuity and pure endowment benefits

MD Ins Code § 5-308 (2013) What's This?


(a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, this section applies to all annuity contracts and pure endowment contracts.

(2) This section does not apply to:

(i) group annuity contracts or pure endowment contracts purchased under a retirement plan or plan of deferred compensation, established or maintained by an employer, an employee organization, or both, unless the plan provides individual retirement accounts or individual retirement annuities under § 408 of the Internal Revenue Code; or

(ii) any disability and accidental death benefits and benefits for long-term home health care and long-term care in a nursing home or other related institution included in an annuity contract or pure endowment contract.

(b) (1) (i) For benefits under an annuity contract or pure endowment contract to which this section applies, the reserve according to the Commissioners annuity reserve method shall be the greatest of the amounts determined for each respective contract year under subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph.

(ii) For each contract year, there shall be determined the amount by which the present value, at the date of valuation, of the future guaranteed benefits, including guaranteed nonforfeiture benefits, under the contract at the end of the contract year exceeds the present value, at the date of valuation, of any future valuation considerations derived from future gross considerations that are required by the terms of the contract and become payable prior to the end of the contract year.

(2) For purposes of this subsection:

(i) the future guaranteed benefits shall be determined by using the mortality table, if any, and interest rate specified in the contract for determining guaranteed benefits; and

(ii) the valuation considerations are the portions of the respective gross considerations applied under the terms of the contract to determine nonforfeiture values.

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