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§ 5-301.1. Valuation of reserves by Commissioner

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, § 5-301.1
Formerly cited as MD INSURANCE § 5-301
§ 5-301.1. Valuation of reserves by Commissioner
Reserves
(a)(1)(i) Subject to subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, the Commissioner annually shall value or cause to be valued the reserves for all outstanding life insurance policies, annuity contracts, and pure endowment contracts issued by each life insurer doing business in the State before the operative date of the valuation manual.
(ii) For an alien insurer, the valuation required by this subsection shall be limited to the alien insurer's United States business.
(2) To calculate reserves under this subsection, the Commissioner may use group methods and approximate averages for fractions of a year or otherwise.
(3) For a foreign insurer or alien insurer, instead of the valuation of reserves required by paragraph (1) of this subsection, the Commissioner may accept a valuation made or caused to be made by the insurance supervisory official of another state or other jurisdiction if the valuation complies with the minimum standard under this subtitle.
(4) Subject to the approval of the Commissioner, an insurer that has adopted a standard of valuation producing greater aggregate reserves than the aggregate reserves calculated under the minimum standard provided in this subtitle may adopt a lower standard of valuation if it is not lower than the minimum standard provided in this subtitle.
Outstanding policies and contracts
(b)(1) The Commissioner annually shall value or cause to be valued the reserves for all outstanding life insurance policies, accident and health insurance contracts, and deposit-type contracts issued by a company on or after the operative date of the valuation manual.
(2) For a foreign company or an alien company, instead of the valuation of reserves required by paragraph (1) of this subsection, the Commissioner may accept a valuation made or caused to be made by the insurance supervisory official of another state if the valuation complies with the minimum standard under this subtitle.

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Added as Insurance § 5-301 by Acts 1995, c. 36, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997. Renumbered as Insurance § 5-301.1 by Acts 2015, c. 367, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 367, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2015.
MD Code, Insurance, § 5-301.1, MD INSURANCE § 5-301.1
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 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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