38 CFR 8.33 - Cash value for term-capped policies.

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§ 8.33 Cash value for term-capped policies.

(a)What is a term-capped policy? A term-capped policy is a National Service Life Insurance policy prefixed with “V” or Veterans Special Life Insurance policy prefixed with “RS,” issued on a 5-year level premium term plan in which premiums have been capped (frozen) at the renewal age 70 rate.

(b)How can a term-capped policy accrue cash value? Normally, a policy issued on a 5-year level premium term plan does not accrue cash value (see section 8.14). However, notwithstanding any other provisions of this part, reserves have been established to provide for cash value for term-capped policies.

(c)On what basis have the reserve values been established? Reserve values have been established based upon the 1980 Commissioners Standard Ordinary Basic Table and interest at five per centum per annum in accordance with accepted actuarial practices.

(d)How much cash value does a term-capped policy have? The cash value for each policy will depend on the age of the insured, the type of policy, and the amount of coverage in force and will be calculated in accordance with accepted actuarial practices. For illustrative purposes, below are some examples of cash values based upon a $10,000 policy at various attained ages for an NSLI “V” policy and a VSLI “RS” policy:

Age Cash value “V” Cash value “RS”
75 $1,494 $1,716
80 3,212 3,358
85 4,786 4,818
90 6,249 6,217
95 8,887 7,286

(e)What can be done with this cash value? Upon cancellation or lapse of the policy, a policyholder may receive the cash value in a lump sum or may use the cash value to purchase paid-up insurance. If a term-capped policy is kept in force, cash values will continue to grow.

(f)How much paid-up insurance can be obtained for the cash value? The amount of paid-up insurance that can be purchased will depend on the amount of cash value that the policy has accrued and will be calculated in accordance with accepted actuarial practices. For illustrative purposes, below are some examples of paid-up insurance that could be purchased by the cash value of a “V” and an “RS” $10,000 policy at various attained ages:

Age Paid-up
75 $2,284 $2,625
80 4,452 4,654
85 6,109 6,149
90 7,421 7,115
95 9,331 7,650

(g)If the policy lapses due to non-payment of the premium, does the policyholder nonetheless have a choice of receiving the cash value or paid-up insurance? Yes, the policyholder will have that choice, along with the option to reinstate the policy (see section 8.10 for reinstatement of a policy). However, if a policyholder does not make a selection, VA will apply the cash value to purchase paid-up insurance. Paid-up insurance may be surrendered for cash at any time.

(h)If a policyholder elects to receive either the cash surrender or paid-up insurance due to lapse or voluntary cancellation of a term-capped policy, may the original term-capped policy be reinstated? Yes, the term-capped policy may be reinstated but the policyholder, in addition to meeting the reinstatement requirements of term policies, must also pay the current reserve value of the reinstated policy.

[ 65 FR 54799, Sept. 11, 2000. Redesignated at 67 FR 54739, Aug. 26, 2002]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 38 - VETERANS’ BENEFITS

§ 107 note - Certain service deemed not to be active service

§ 210

§ 701 - Placement of employees in military installations

§ 724

§ 725 - Annual performance plan for political appointees

§ 781

§ 788

§ 797

§ 808

§ 1901 - Definitions

§ 1902 - Premium rates and policy values

§ 1903 - Amount of insurance

§ 1904 - Plans of insurance

§ 1905 - Renewal

§ 1906 - Policy provisions

§ 1907 - Payment or use of dividends

§ 1908 - Premium payments

§ 1909 - Effective date of insurance

§ 1910 - Incontestability

§ 1911 - Forfeiture

§ 1912 - Total disability waiver

§ 1913 - Death before six months’ total disability

§ 1914 - Statutory total disabilities

§ 1915 - Total disability income provision

§ 1916 - Insurance which matured before August 1, 1946

§ 1917 - Insurance maturing on or after August 1, 1946

§ 1918 - Assignments

§ 1919 - National Service Life Insurance appropriation

§ 1920 - National Service Life Insurance Fund

§ 1921 - Extra hazard costs

§ 1922 - Service disabled veterans’ insurance

§ 1922A - Supplemental service disabled veterans’ insurance for totally disabled veterans

§ 1923 - Veterans’ Special Life Insurance

§ 1924 - In-service waiver of premiums

§ 1925 - Limited period for acquiring insurance

§ 1926 - Authority for higher interest rates for amounts payable to beneficiaries

§ 1927 - Authority for higher monthly installments payable to certain annuitants

§ 1928 - Authority for payment of interest on settlements

§ 1929 - Authority to adjust premium discount rates

§ 3101 - Definitions