2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 17B:25-8 - Policy loan

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 17B:25-8 (2017)

17B:25-8. Policy loan

There shall be a provision that after 3 full years' premiums have been paid and after the policy has a cash surrender value and while no premium is in default beyond the grace period for payment, the insurer will advance, on proper assignment or pledge of the policy and on the sole security thereof, at a specified rate of interest, an amount equal to or, at the option of the party entitled thereto, less than the loan value of the policy. The loan value of the policy shall be at least equal to the cash surrender value at the end of the then current policy year, provided that the insurer may deduct, either from such loan value or from the proceeds of the loan, any existing indebtedness not already deducted in determining such cash surrender value including any interest then accrued but not due, any unpaid balance of the premium for the current policy year, and interest on the loan to the end of the current policy year. The policy may also provide that if interest on any indebtedness is not paid when due it shall then be added to the existing indebtedness and shall bear interest at the same rate, and that if and when the total indebtedness on the policy, including interest due or accrued, equals or exceeds the amount of the loan value thereof, then the policy shall terminate and become void but not until at least 30 days' notice shall have been mailed by the insurer to the last known address of the insured or other policy owner and of any assignee of record at the home office of the insurer. The policy shall reserve to the insurer the right to defer the granting of a loan, other than for the payment of any premium to the insurer, for 6 months after application therefor. The policy may, at the insurer's option, contain automatic premium loan provisions and may provide that such provisions do not become operative unless so elected by the person entitled to do so. This section shall not apply to term insurance, or to industrial life insurance policies.

L.1971, c. 144, s. 17B:25-8.

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