§27-25-4  Definitions. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE27/27-25/27-25-4.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 27

Insurance

CHAPTER 27-25

Rhode Island Fraternal Code

SECTION 27-25-4



   § 27-25-4  Definitions. –

Whenever used in this chapter:



   (1) "Benefit contract" means the agreement for provision of

benefits authorized by § 27-25-16, as that agreement is described in

§ 27-25-19(a);



   (2) "Benefit member" means an adult member who is designated

by the laws or rules of the society to be a benefit member under a benefit

contract;



   (3) "Certificate" means the document issued as written

evidence of the benefit contract;



   (4) "Laws" means the society's articles of incorporation,

constitution, and by-laws, however designated;



   (5) "Lodge" means subordinate member units of the society,

known as camps, courts, councils, branches, or by any other designation;



   (6) "Premiums" means premiums, rates, dues, or other required

contributions by whatever name known, which are payable under the certificate;



   (7) "Rules" means all rules, regulations, or resolutions

adopted by the supreme governing body or board of directors which are intended

to have general application to the members of the society; and



   (8) "Society" means fraternal benefit society, unless

otherwise indicated.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1984, ch. 201, § 2.)