2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 20A - Viatical Settlements
Section 59A-20A-5 - Approval of viatical settlement contracts and disclosure statements; contract terms.

NM Stat § 59A-20A-5 (2016) What's This?

59A-20A-5. Approval of viatical settlement contracts and disclosure statements; contract terms.

A. A person shall not use a viatical settlement contract or provide a disclosure statement form to a viator in New Mexico unless filed with and approved by the superintendent. The superintendent shall disapprove a viatical settlement contract or disclosure statement form if, in the superintendent's opinion, it is unreasonable, contrary to the interests of the public or otherwise misleading or unfair to the viator.

B. The viatical settlement contract shall establish the terms under which the provider will pay compensation or anything of value, which compensation or value is less than the expected death benefit of the insurance policy or certificate, in return for the viator's assignment, transfer, sale, devise or bequest to the provider of the death benefit or ownership of all or a portion of the insurance policy or certificate. A viatical settlement contract also includes a contract for a loan or other financial transaction secured primarily by an individual or group life insurance policy, other than a loan by a life insurance company pursuant to the terms of the life insurance contract, or a loan secured by the cash value of a policy.

History: Laws 1999, ch. 246, 5.

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