Utah Admin. Code R590-227-7 - Additional Procedures for Fixed Annuity Filings

Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021

(1) Insurers filing annuity forms are advised to review the following code sections and rules prior to submitting a filing:
(a) Section 31A-21 Part III, "Specific Clauses in Contracts;"
(b) Section 31A-22 Part IV, "Life Insurance and Annuities;"
(c) R590-93, "Replacement of Life Insurance and Annuities;"
(d) R590-96, "Annuity Mortality Tables;" and
(e) R590-191, "Unfair Life Insurance Claims Settlement Practice."
(2) Every filing of an individual annuity contract, rider or endorsement providing benefits, and every group annuity filing including certificates that are marketed individually, shall include an actuarial memorandum, a demonstration, and a certification of compliance with nonforfeiture and valuation laws. Refer to the following:
(a) Section 31A-22-409, "Standard Nonforfeiture Law for Deferred Annuities;" and
(b) Section 31A-17 Part V, "Standard Valuation Law."
(3) When submitting annuity filings the General Information Tab must:
(a) identify the specific subsection of the Utah nonforfeiture law, which applies to the submitted annuity;
(b) describe the basic features of the form submitted;
(c) identify and describe the interest earning features; including the guaranteed interest rate, the guaranteed interest terms, and any market value adjustment feature;
(d) describe the guaranteed and nonguaranteed values including any bonuses;
(e) describe all charges, fees and loads;
(f) list and describe all accounts, options and strategies, if any;
(g) identify whether the accounts are fixed interest general accounts, registered separate accounts including modified guaranteed separate accounts; and
(h) describe any restrictions or limitations regarding withdrawals, surrenders, and the maturity date or settlement options.
(4) The contract must be complete with a sample specification page attached.
(5) The actuarial memorandum must:
(a) be currently dated and signed by the actuary;
(b) identify the specific subsections of the Utah nonforfeiture law which applies to the submitted annuity;
(c) describe all contract provisions in detail, including all guaranteed and non-guaranteed elements, that may affect the values;
(d) identify the guaranteed minimum interest crediting rates;
(e) describe in detail the particular methods of crediting interest, including:
(i) guaranteed fixed interest rates; and
(ii) guaranteed interest terms.
(f) specifically identify, describe and list all charges and fees, including loads, surrender charges, market value adjustments or any other adjustment feature;
(g) describe in detail all accounts and factors that are used to calculate guaranteed minimum nonforfeiture values and minimum cash surrender values in the contract and the elements used in the calculation of the minimum values required by the law; and
(h) include the formulas used to calculate the minimum guaranteed values provided by the contract and the formulas used to calculate the minimum guaranteed values required by the applicable subsections of the nonforfeiture law.
(6) The actuarial demonstration must:
(a) compare minimum contract values with minimum nonforfeiture values;
(b) be based on representative premium patterns, for flexible premium products use both a single premium and level premium payment, and for both age 35 and age 60 or the highest issue age if lower;
(c) numerically demonstrate that the values based on the guaranteed minimum interest rates, the maximum surrender charges, fees, loads, and any other factors affecting values, provide values that are in compliance with the Standard Nonforfeiture Law using both the retrospective and the prospective tests, each test must be clearly identified, and include the following:
(i) For the retrospective test, describe the net consideration and the interest rates used in the accumulation. Numerically compare the guaranteed contract values with the minimum values required by the nonforfeiture law.
(ii) For the prospective test, identify the maturity value and the interest rate used for each respective year to determine the present value. Numerically compare the guaranteed contract values with the minimum values required by the nonforfeiture law.
(7) The actuarial certification of compliance must be currently dated and signed by the actuary. The certification must state that the formulas used and values provided are in compliance with Utah laws and rules.


Utah Admin. Code R590-227-7

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