2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:17-26 - Definitions relative to life insurance.

17B:17-26 Definitions relative to life insurance.

1. As used in this act:

"Account" means any mechanism, whether denoted as a retained asset account or otherwise, whereby the settlement of proceeds payable to a beneficiary under a policy is accomplished by the insurer or an entity acting on behalf of the insurer where the proceeds are retained by the insurer pursuant to a supplementary contract not involving annuity benefits other than death benefits.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.

"Death index" means the death master file maintained by the United States Social Security Administration or any other database or service that is at least as comprehensive as the death master file maintained by the United States Social Security Administration and that is acceptable to the commissioner.

"Insured" means an individual covered by a policy or an annuitant when the annuity contract provides for benefits to be paid or other monies to be distributed upon the death of the annuitant.

"Insurer" means a life insurance company or fraternal benefit society that is required to file an annual financial audit pursuant to N.J.A.C.11:2-26.4.

"Policy" means a life insurance policy, an annuity contract, a certificate under a life insurance policy, or a certificate issued by a fraternal benefit society, under which benefits are to be paid upon the death of the insured, and which is issued on or after the effective date of this act.

L.2017, c.236, s.1.

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