2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 623. Insurance--accounting and reserves.
623.15 Fraternal rates and reserves.

623.15

623.15 Fraternal rates and reserves.

623.15(1)

(1) Nonreserve fraternals.

623.15(1)(a)

(a) In this subsection, "owner" means the owner of a policy or certificate issued by a fraternal in accordance with s. 614.10.

623.15(1)(b)

(b) A fraternal may be organized for the transaction of business on a plan set forth in the contract which provides for sufficient contributions by each owner in each year to pay the owner's share of the actual death claims of the year through advance payments graded according to any mortality table approved by the commissioner, without any reserve, or with such reserve as may accumulate from overpayments of individual owners, in which case each owner shall each year be informed of the owner's credit and of the cost of the owner's insurance.

623.15(2)

(2) Rates. Every fraternal shall collect regular premiums for each coverage it provides at adequate rates that are approved by the commissioner or conform to standards set in rules promulgated by the commissioner.

623.15(3)

(3) Reserves. The reserves of a fraternal are subject to the same requirements as those of ch. 611 insurers writing the same coverages except that the commissioner may authorize the use of suitable fraternal mortality tables or other appropriate tables instead of the tables used by ch. 611 insurers.

623.15 - ANNOT.

History: 1975 c. 373, 421; 1989 a. 336; 1997 a. 177.

623.15 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also s. Ins 1.01, Wis. adm. code.

623.15 - ANNOT.

Legislative Council Note, 1975: Sub. (1) continues s. 208.18 with a change from a specified mortality table to one approved by the commissioner. A nonreserve society can be perfectly sound actuarially and should be permitted if it is. The natural premium basis contemplated by this section is sound but not very attractive in the market.

623.15 - ANNOT.

Sub. (2) continues in simplified form the provisions of s. 208.15 (1) and (2).

623.15 - ANNOT.

Sub. (3) much simplifies ss. 208.09 (2) (b) and (c) and 208.15 (4) and (5). [Bill 643-S]

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