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§ 5-311. Reserve calculation for valuation net premium exceeding gross premium charged

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsurance

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)
MD Code, Insurance, § 5-311
§ 5-311. Reserve calculation for valuation net premium exceeding gross premium charged
In general
(a)(1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, if in any contract year the gross premium charged by an insurer on a policy or contract is less than the valuation net premium for the policy or contract, the minimum reserve required for the policy or contract is the greater of:
(i) the reserve calculated according to the mortality table, interest rate, and method actually used for the policy or contract; or
(ii) the reserve calculated by using the method actually used for the policy or contract, but:
1. using the minimum valuation standards of mortality and of interest in §§ 5-304 and 5-306 of this subtitle; and
2. in each contract year for which the valuation net premium exceeds the actual gross premium, using the actual gross premium instead of the valuation net premium.
(2)(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, for purposes of paragraph (1) of this subsection, the valuation net premium for a policy or contract shall be calculated by the method used in calculating the reserve on the policy or contract using the minimum valuation standards of mortality and interest rate under §§ 5-304 and 5-306 of this subtitle.
(ii) For future renewals under a renewable term insurance policy, the modern CSO mortality table published in The Transactions of The Society of Actuaries, Vol. XXVII (1975), shall be used instead of the minimum valuation standard of mortality under § 5-304 of this subtitle.
(3) If the gross premium rates for a policy or contract are not based consistently on a suitable accepted or credible mortality basis or table, the Commissioner may require additional reserves in accordance with § 5-103(3) of this title.
Insurance policies described in § 5-307
(b) For a life insurance policy described in § 5-307(a)(3)(ii) of this subtitle:
(1) subsection (a) of this section shall be applied substituting the method described in § 5-307 of this subtitle, without regard to § 5-307(a)(4)(iii), for the method actually used in calculating the reserve for the policy; and
(2) the minimum reserve at each policy anniversary of the policy shall be the greater of:
(i) the minimum reserve calculated under § 5-307 of this subtitle, including § 5-307(a)(4)(iii); or
(ii) the minimum reserve calculated under this section.

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Added by Acts 1995, c. 36, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
Formerly Art. 48A, § 83.
MD Code, Insurance, § 5-311, MD INSURANCE § 5-311
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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