2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 632. Insurance contracts in specific lines.
632.45 Contracts providing variable benefits.


632.45 Contracts providing variable benefits.


(1) Identification. Any contract issued under s. 611.25 or under any section of chs. 600 to 646 incorporating s. 611.25 by reference which provides for payment of benefits in variable amounts shall contain a statement of the essential features of the procedure to be followed by the insurer in determining the dollar amount of the variable benefits. It shall contain appropriate nonforfeiture benefits in lieu of those under s. 632.43 or 632.435 and a grace provision appropriate to such a contract in lieu of the provision required by s. 632.44. Any such individual contract and any such certificate issued under a group contract shall state that the dollar amount may decrease or increase and shall conspicuously display on its first page a statement that the benefits thereunder are on a variable basis, with a statement where in the contract the details of the variable provisions may be found.


(2) Amendments. Any contract under sub. (1) shall state whether it may be amended as to investment policy, voting rights, and conduct of the business and affairs of any segregated account. Subject to any preemptive provision of federal law, any such amendment is subject to filing under s. 631.20 and approval by a majority of the policyholders in the segregated account.


(3) Marketing plan. Contracts under sub. (1), if they are not forms, may be issued only within the terms of a general marketing plan approved by the commissioner. The marketing plan shall be designed to protect the interests of the policyholders in regard to any voting rights and operation of the segregated account and amendment of the contract.

632.45 - ANNOT.

History: 1975 c. 375; 1977 c. 153 s. 6; 1977 c. 339 s. 44; 1979 c. 89, 102, 177; 1989 a. 332; 2007 a. 168.

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