Utah Admin. Code R590-227-8 - Additional Procedures for Group Annuity Filings

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

(1) A filer submitting group annuity filings 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) Section 31A-22 Part V, "Group Life Insurance;" and
(d) R590-191, "Unfair Life Insurance Claims Settlement Practice."
(2) A group contract must be included with each certificate filing along with the master application and enrollment form.
(3) Actuarial Memorandum. An actuarial memorandum must be included in all group annuity filing describing the features of the contract and certifying compliance with applicable laws and rules.
(4) Eligible Groups. A filing for an eligible group must include a completed "Utah Life and Annuity Group Questionnaire."
(a) A questionnaire must be completed for each eligible group under Sections 31A-22-502 through 508.
(b) When a filing applies to multiple employer-employee groups under Section 31A-22-502, only one questionnaire is required to be completed.
(5) Discretionary Group. If a group is not an eligible group, then specific discretionary group authorization must be obtained prior to submitting the filing. If a filing is submitted without discretionary group authorization, the filing will be rejected.
(a) To obtain discretionary group authorization a "Utah Life and Annuity Request For Discretionary Group Authorization" must be submitted and include all required information.
(b) Evidence or proof of the following items is considered in determining acceptability of a discretionary group:
(i) existence of a verifiable group;
(ii) that granting permission is not contrary to public policy;
(iii) the proposed group would be actuarially sound;
(iv) the group would result in economies of acquisition and administration which justify a group rate; and
(v) the group would not present hazards of adverse selection.
(c) Discretionary group filings that do not provide authorization documentation will be rejected.
(d) Any changes to an authorized discretionary group must be submitted to the department, such as; change of name, trustee, domicile state, within 30 days of the change.
(e) The commissioner may periodically re-evaluate the group's authorization.


Utah Admin. Code R590-227-8

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