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§ 5-301. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsuranceEffective: October 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Assets, Liabilities, Reserves, and Investments of Insurers
Subtitle 3. Standard Valuation Law (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2015
MD Code, Insurance, § 5-301
§ 5-301. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Accident and health insurance contract
(b) “Accident and health insurance contract” has the meaning stated in § 5-201.1(a) of this title.
Appointed actuary
(c) “Appointed actuary” means a qualified actuary who is appointed in accordance with the valuation manual to prepare an opinion required by § 5-201.1 of this title.
Company
(d) “Company” has the meaning stated in § 5-201.1(a) of this title.
Deposit-type contract
(e) “Deposit-type contract” has the meaning stated in § 5-201.1(a) of this title.
Life insurance policy
(f) “Life insurance policy” has the meaning stated in § 5-201.1(a) of this title.
NAIC
(g) “NAIC” means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Operative date of the valuation manual
(h) “Operative date of the valuation manual” has the meaning stated in § 5-201.1(a) of this title.
Policyholder behavior
(i)(1) “Policyholder behavior” means any action a policyholder, contract holder, or any other person with the right to elect options, including a certificate holder, may take under a life insurance policy, an accident and health insurance contract, or a deposit-type contract issued on or after the operative date of the valuation manual.
(2) “Policyholder behavior” includes behavior relating to lapse, withdrawal, transfer, deposit, premium payment, loan, annuitization, or benefit elections prescribed by a life insurance policy, an accident and health insurance contract, or a deposit-type contract issued on or after the operative date of the valuation manual.
(3) “Policyholder behavior” does not include an event of mortality or morbidity that results in benefits prescribed in their essential aspects by the terms of a life insurance policy, an accident and health insurance contract, or a deposit-type contract issued on or after the operative date of the valuation manual.
Principle-based valuation
(j) “Principle-based valuation” means a reserve valuation that:
(1) uses one or more methods or one or more assumptions determined by a company; and
(2) meets the requirements of § 5-314 of this subtitle.
Qualified actuary
(k) “Qualified actuary” has the meaning stated in § 5-201.1(a) of this title.
Tail risk
(l) “Tail risk” means a risk that occurs when:
(1) the frequency of low probability events is higher than expected under a normal probability distribution; or
(2) events of very significant size or magnitude are observed.
Valuation manual
(m) “Valuation manual” has the meaning stated in § 5-201.1(a) of this title.

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Added by Acts 2015, c. 367, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2015.
MD Code, Insurance, § 5-301, MD INSURANCE § 5-301
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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