2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:30-14 - Exceptions to discrimination and rebates

17B:30-14. Exceptions to discrimination and rebates

Nothing in sections 17B:30-12 or 17B:30-13 shall be construed as including within the definition of discrimination or rebates any of the following practices:

a. In the case of any contract of life or health insurance or annuity, paying bonuses to policyholders or contract holders or otherwise abating their premiums or considerations in whole or in part out of surplus accumulated from nonparticipating insurance or annuity, provided that any such bonuses or abatement of premiums or considerations shall be fair and equitable to policyholders and contract holders and for the best interests of the company and its policyholders and contract holders.

b. In the case of life insurance policies issued on the industrial debit plan, making allowance to policyholders who have continuously for a specified period made premium payments directly to an office of the insurer in an amount which fairly represents the saving in collection expense.

c. Readjustment of the rate of premium for a group insurance policy based on the loss or expense experience thereunder, at the end of the first or any subsequent policy year of insurance thereunder, which may be made retroactive only for such policy year.

d. Issuing life or health insurance policies or annuity contracts on a salary savings, bank draft, preauthorized check or payroll deduction plan or other similar plan at a rate which is lower than that charged when the policies are not issued on such plan or with special underwriting considerations, such rate or underwriting considerations being reasonably related to the savings made by the use of such plan.

e. Issuance of life, health insurance policies or annuity contracts at rates less than the usual rates of premiums or considerations for such policies or contracts or modification of premium or consideration based on amount of insurance or annuity; but any such issuance or modification shall not result in reduction of premium or consideration in excess of savings in administration and issuance expenses reasonably attributable to such policies or contracts.

L.1971, c. 144, s. 17B:30-14.

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