806 KAR 12:110. Merged gender mortality tables for life insurance

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/806/012/110.htm
Published: 2015

      806 KAR 12:110.

Merged gender mortality tables for life insurance.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

304.12-085, 304.15-342

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

KRS Chapter 13A, 304.2-110, 304.15-342

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION,

AND CONFORMITY: KRS 304.2-110 provides that the Executive Director of

Insurance may make reasonable regulations necessary for or as an aid to the

effectuation of any provision of the Kentucky Insurance Code. KRS 304.15-342

establishes the use of the 1980 CSO and 1980 CET Tables of Mortality, and

provides that any ordinary mortality tables adopted after 1980 by the National

Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) may be approved

for use in Kentucky by administrative regulation promulgated by the executive

director. The NAIC has adopted certain modifications of the 1980

CSO and 1980 CET tables of mortality for use where necessary. This

administrative regulation permits individual life insurance policies to provide

the same cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits to both men

and women.

 

      Section 1. Definitions.

As used in this administrative regulation:

      (1) "1980 CSO

Table, with or without Ten (10) Year Select Mortality Factor" means that

mortality table, consisting of separate rates of mortality for male and female

lives, developed by the Society of Actuaries Committee to Recommend New

Mortality Tables for Valuation of Standard Individual Ordinary Life Insurance,

incorporated in the 1980 NAIC Amendments to the Model Standard Valuation Law

and Standard Nonforfeiture Law for Life Insurance, and referred to in those

models as the Commissioners 1980 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table, with or

without Ten (10) Year Select Mortality Factors.

      (2) "1980 CSO

Table (M), with or without Ten (10) Year Select Mortality Factors" means

that mortality table consisting of the rates of mortality for male lives from

the 1980 CSO Table, with or without Ten (10) Year Select Mortality Factors.

      (3) "1980 CSO

Table (F), with or without Ten (10) Year Select Mortality Factors" means

that mortality table consisting of the rates of mortality for female lives from

the 1980 CSO Table, with or without Ten (10) Year Select Mortality Factors.

      (4) "1980 CET

Table" means that mortality table consisting of separate rates of

mortality for male and female lives, developed by the Society of Actuaries

Committee to Recommend New Mortality Tables for Valuation of Standard

Individual Ordinary Life Insurance, incorporated in the 1980 NAIC Amendments to

the Model Standard Valuation Law and Standard Nonforfeiture Law for Life

Insurance, and referred to in those models as the Commissioners 1980 Extended

Term Insurance Table.

      (5) "1980 CET

Table (M)" means that mortality table consisting of the rates of mortality

for male lives from the 1980 CET Table.

      (6) "1980 CET

Table (F)" means that mortality table consisting of the rates of mortality

for female lives from the 1980 CET Table.

 

      Section 2. General

Rule. (1) For any policy of insurance on the life of either a male or female

insured delivered or issued for delivery in this state after the effective date

of KRS 304.15-342 for that policy form:

      (a) A mortality

table which is a blend of the 1980 CSO Table (M) and the 1980 CSO Table (F)

with or without Ten (10) Year Select Mortality Factors may at the option of the

company be substituted for the 1980 CSO Table, with or without Ten (10) Year

Select Mortality Factors; and

      (b) A mortality

table which is of the same blend as used in paragraph (a) of this subsection

but applied to form a blend of the 1980 CET Table (M) and the 1980 CET Table

(F) may at the option of the company be substituted for the 1980 CET Table for

use in determining minimum cash surrender values and amounts of paid-up

nonforfeiture benefits.

      (2) Only the

following blended tables as have been adopted by the NAIC may be so used and

this administrative regulation formally approves those tables for use in this

state.

      (a) 100 percent

male, zero percent female for tables to be designated as the "1980

CSO-A" and "1980 CET-A" tables.

      (b) Eighty (80)

percent male, twenty (20) percent female for tables to be designated as the

"1980 CSO-B" and "1980 CET-B" tables.

      (c) Sixty (60)

percent male, forty (40) percent female for tables to be designated as the

"1980 CSO-C" and "1980 CET-C" tables.

      (d) Fifty (50)

percent male, fifty (50) percent female for tables to be designated as the

"1980 CSO-D" and "1980 CET-D" tables.

      (e) Forty (40)

percent male, sixty (60) percent female for tables to be designated as the

"1980 CSO-E" and "1980 CET-E" tables.

      (f) Twenty (20)

percent male, eighty (80) percent female for tables to be designated as the

"1980 CSO-F" and "1980 CET-F" tables.

      (g) Zero percent

male, 100 percent female for tables to be designated as the "1980

CET-G" tables. Tables (a) and (g) are not to be used with respect to

policies issued on or after January 1, 1985, except where the proportion of

persons insured is anticipated to be ninety (90) percent or more of one (1) sex

or the other or except for certain policies converted from group insurance.

Such group conversions issued on or after January 1, 1986, must use Mortality

Tables based on the blend of lives by sex expected for such policies if such

group conversions are considered as extensions of the Norris decision. This

consideration has not been clearly defined by judicial or legislative action in

all jurisdictions.

      (3) No change in

minimum valuation standards is implied by this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 3. Unfair

Discrimination. (1) It shall not be a violation of KRS 304.12-085 for an

insurer to issue the same kind of policy of life insurance on both a sex

distinct and sex neutral basis. However, each such insurer shall establish

prior to issue of any such policies which are to be so offered the conditions

under which each type will be marketed. Such conditions, together with sufficient

information to establish that an unfairly discriminatory condition will not be

created, shall be filed with the executive director

for his approval.

      (2) It shall,

however, be a violation of KRS 304.12-085 to substitute the 1980 CSO Table (M)

or 1980 CET Table (M) with ages set back (as permitted with the 1958 CSO Table)

for the 1980 CSO Table (F) or 1980 CET Table (F).

 

      Section 4.

Severability. If any provision of this administrative regulation or the

application thereof to any person or circumstance is for any reason held to be

invalid, the remainder of the regulation and the application of such provision

to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

 

      Section 5. Effective

Date. This administrative regulation shall become effective upon completion of

its review pursuant to KRS Chapter 13A. (11 Ky.R. 683; eff. 11-13-84; 13 Ky.R.

2107; eff. 8-5-87; TAm eff. 8-9-2007.)
Read Entire Law on www.lrc.ky.gov