- modified net premiums
- minimum aggregate reserves
1.Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 and in NRS 681B.150, reserves, according to the Commissioners’ reserve valuation method, for the life insurance and endowment benefits of policies providing for a uniform amount of insurance and requiring the payment of uniform premiums must be the excess, if any, of the present value, at the date of valuation, of the future guaranteed benefits provided for by the policies over the then present value of any future modified net premiums therefor. The modified net premiums for the policy must be such a uniform percentage of the respective contract premiums for those benefits that the present value, at the date of issue of the policy, of all the modified net premiums are equal to the sum of the then present value of the benefits provided for by the policy and the excess of the premium set forth in paragraph (a) over that set forth in paragraph (b), as follows:
(a)A net level annual premium equal to the present value, at the date of issue, of such benefits provided for after the first policy year, divided by the present value, at the date of issue, of an annuity of one per annum payable on the first and each subsequent anniversary of such policy on which a premium falls due. The net level annual premium must not exceed the net level annual premium on the 19-year premium whole life plan for insurance of the same amount at an age 1 year higher than the age at the time the policy is issued.
(b)A net 1-year term premium for such benefits provided for in the first policy year.
2.If any life insurance policy issued on or after January 1, 1987, for which the contract premium in the first policy year exceeds that of the second year, and for which no comparable additional benefit is provided in the first year in return for the excess premium and which provides an endowment benefit or a cash surrender value or a combination thereof in an amount greater than the excess premium, the reserve according to the Commissioners’ reserve valuation method as of any policy anniversary occurring on or before the assumed ending date, which is the first policy anniversary on which the sum of any endowment benefit and any cash surrender value then available is greater than the excess premium, must, except as otherwise provided in NRS 681B.150, be the greater of:
(a)The reserve as of the policy anniversary calculated as described in subsection 1; and
(b)The reserve as of the policy anniversary calculated as described in subsection 1, but with:
(1)The value defined in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 being reduced by 15 percent of the amount of the excess first-year premium;
(2)All present values of benefits and premiums being determined without reference to premiums or benefits provided for by the policy after the assumed ending date;
(3)The policy being assumed to mature on such date as an endowment; and
(4)The cash surrender value provided on that date being considered as an endowment benefit. In making the above comparison, the mortality and interest bases stated in NRS 681B.120 and 681B.125 must be used.
3.Reserves according to the Commissioners’ reserve valuation method for:
(a)Life insurance policies providing for a varying amount of insurance or requiring the payment of varying premiums;
(b)Group annuity and pure endowment contracts purchased under a retirement plan or plan of deferred compensation, established or maintained by an employer (including a partnership or sole proprietorship), by an employee organization or by both, other than a plan providing individual retirement accounts or individual retirement annuities under section 408 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended;
(c)Disability and accidental death benefits in all policies and contracts; and
(d)All other benefits, except life insurance and endowment benefits in life insurance policies and benefits provided by all other annuity and pure endowment contracts,
4.This subsection applies to all annuity and pure endowment contracts except those group annuity and pure endowment contracts for which reserves according to the Commissioners’ reserve valuation method are to be calculated by a method consistent with the principles of subsections 1, 2 and 3. Reserves according to the Commissioners’ annuity reserve method for benefits under annuity or pure endowment contracts, excluding any disability and accidental death benefits in those contracts must be the greatest of the respective excesses of the present values, at the date of valuation, of the future guaranteed benefits, including guaranteed nonforfeiture benefits, provided for by those contracts at the end of each respective contract year, over the present value, at the date of valuation, of any future valuation considerations derived from future gross considerations, required by the terms of the contract, which become payable before the end of such respective contract year. The future guaranteed benefits must be determined by using the mortality table, if any, and the interest rate or rates specified in such contracts for determining guaranteed benefits. The valuation considerations are the portions of the respective gross considerations applied under the terms of the contracts to determine nonforfeiture values.
5.An insurer’s aggregate reserves for all life insurance policies, excluding disability and accidental death benefits, issued on or after January 1, 1972, must not be less than the aggregate reserves calculated in accordance with the methods set forth in this section, NRS 681B.145 and 681B.150, and the mortality table or tables and rate or rates of interest used in calculating nonforfeiture benefits for those policies.
6.An insurer’s aggregate reserves for all policies, contracts and benefits must not be less than the aggregate reserves determined by a qualified actuary to be necessary for a favorable opinion under NRS 681B.210 and 681B.220.
7.The minimum standard for the valuation of policies and contracts issued before January 1, 1972, must be that provided by the laws in effect immediately preceding that date.
8.Except as otherwise provided in NRS 681B.310, the provisions of this section apply only to, or in connection with, policies and contracts issued on or after January 1, 1972, and before the operative date of the Valuation Manual.
Section 681B.130 — Reserves; modified net premiums; calculations; minimum aggregate reserves; applicability.,