31 Pa. Code § 163.6 - Requirements for assets held in trust accounts
Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022
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§ 163.6.Requirements for assets held in trust accounts.
(a) Assets in the trust account shall be in the form of security permitted by section 319.1(b) of the act (40 P. S. § 442.1(b)) and shall be valued at current fair market value.
(b) A trust agreement shall permit substitution or withdrawal of assets from the trust account only as provided by the following:
(1) Within 6 months of the date the trust account is funded, no substitution or withdrawal of assets may occur except on written instructions from the beneficiary for each individual substitution or withdrawal at the time the substitution or withdrawal is executed.
(2) After 6 months from the date the trust account is funded, no substitution or withdrawal of assets may occur except in accordance with prior written instructions from the beneficiary listing specific types of permitted substitutions or withdrawals of assets that the trustee determines are at least equal in market value to the assets withdrawn and that are in the form permitted by section 319.1(b) of the act and subsection (a); except that, if a substitution or withdrawal of assets, together with other substitutions or withdrawals made within the preceding 12 months, exceeds 50% of the total fair market value of the assets as of the first day of the first month within the preceding 12-month period, the substitution or withdrawal shall be made only on written instructions from the beneficiary for each individual substitution or withdrawal at the time the substitution or withdrawal is executed.
(c) The restrictions on substitutions of assets set forth in subsection (b) do not apply to the substitution of assets that have been designated as Class One or Class Two by the Securities Valuation Office (SVO) of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners if the substitution results in the deposit of SVO designated Class One or Class Two securities that are at least equal in fair market value to the assets withdrawn.
(d) Upon call or maturity of a trust asset, the trustee may withdraw the asset without the consent of the beneficiary, if the trustee provides notice to the ben-eficiary, liquidates or redeems the assets, and the proceeds are paid into the trust account no later than 5 days after the liquidation or redemption of the assets.
(e) A trust agreement shall permit the beneficiary to have the right to withdraw assets from the trust account at any time, without notice to the grantor, subject only to written notice of the withdrawal from the beneficiary to the trustee.
(f) No statement or document other than the written notice by the beneficiary to the trustee under subsection (e) shall be required to be presented by the beneficiary to withdraw assets, except that the beneficiary may be required to acknowledge receipt of withdrawn assets.
This section cited in 31 Pa. Code § 163.7 (relating to duties and responsibilities of trustees).