2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:28-7 - Separate accounts; approval by commissioner
17B:28-7. Separate accounts; approval by commissioner
17B:28-7. Separate accounts; approval by commissioner. Any present or future domestic insurer shall have authority to establish and operate one or more separate accounts and to issue separate account contracts, whether or not contracts on a variable basis, with the approval of the commissioner, and the issuance or delivery of such contracts in this State by any foreign or alien insurer shall be subject to like approval. The commissioner, in granting or withholding any such approval, shall consider in addition to the matters referred to in N.J.S.17B:28-2, 17B:28-5, and 17B:28-15, if applicable, the following:
a. The type or types of contracts the funds from which will be placed in the separate accounts;
b. The extent to which, if any, the dollar amount of benefits or other contractual payments or values under such contracts will be guaranteed;
c. The investment limitations that will be applicable to the separate account;
d. The manner of valuing the assets of the account and the method or methods to be used to compute the liabilities arising from the contracts described in subsection a. of this section;
e. If such contracts are annuity contracts, whether or not they will be participating; and
f. Such other matters as the commissioner shall deem relevant.
Any such approval by the commissioner may be subject to such conditions as he may impose as being necessary for the protection of the public or of such insurer's policyholders. Any approval by the commissioner pursuant to this section may be granted with respect to a single separate account or a class of separate accounts having common characteristics.
For any separate account established and maintained solely for one or more employer group contracts sold to fund an employee benefit plan, which contracts constitute group contracts for the purposes of paragraph (v) of subsection a. of N.J.S.17B:28-9, an insurer may establish and maintain such account 45 days after filing its request for the commissioner's approval, unless within that time the commissioner shall have approved or disapproved the account, provided that neither the insurer nor any such contract shall provide a guaranty, including any index guaranty, of the dollar amount of benefits or other contractual payments or values under such contract. Any disapproval shall state in writing the grounds therefor in such detail as reasonable to inform the insurer thereof. The disapproval by the commissioner of any such account may be on the ground that the account is contrary to law or the public policy of this State. Any disapproval shall be subject to review in accordance with the procedure set forth in the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, C.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), and any rules or regulations adopted thereunder.
L.1971, c.144; amended 1977, c.37, s.5; 1989,c.267,s.4.