LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND ANNUITY CONTRACTS
41-1961. Permitted Life Settlements and Supporting Documentation. (1) It is a violation of the provisions of sections 41-1950 through 41-1965, Idaho Code, for any person to enter into a life settlement contract at any time prior to the issuance of a policy which is the subject of a life settlement contract or within a two (2) year period commencing with the date of issuance of the insurance policy or certificate unless the owner certifies to the life settlement provider that one (1) or more of the following conditions have been met within the two (2) year period:
(a) The policy was issued upon the owner’s exercise of conversion rights arising out of a group or individual policy, provided the total of the time covered under the conversion policy plus the time covered under the prior policy is at least twenty-four (24) months. The time covered under a group policy shall be calculated without regard to any change in insurance carriers, provided the coverage has been continuous and under the same group sponsorship;
(b) As part of the certification, the owner submits independent evidence to the life settlement provider that one (1) or more of the following conditions have been met within the two (2) year period:
(i) The owner or insured is terminally or chronically ill;
(ii) The owner’s spouse dies;
(iii) The owner divorces his or her spouse;
(iv) The owner retires from full-time employment;
(v) The owner becomes physically or mentally disabled and a physician determines that the disability prevents the owner from maintaining full-time employment; or
(vi) A final order, judgment or decree is entered by a court of competent jurisdiction on the application of a creditor or the owner, adjudicating the owner bankrupt or insolvent, or approving a petition seeking reorganization of the owner or appointing a receiver, trustee or liquidator to all or a substantial part of the owner’s assets.
(2) Copies of the independent evidence described in subsection (1)(b) of this section and documents required in section 41-1960(1) through (5), Idaho Code, shall be submitted to the insurer when the life settlement provider or other party entering into a life settlement contract with an owner submits a request to the insurer for verification of coverage. The copies shall be accompanied by a letter of attestation from the life settlement provider that the copies are true and correct copies of the documents received by the life settlement provider.
(3) If the life settlement provider submits to the insurer a copy of the owner or insured’s certification described in and the independent evidence required by subsection (1)(b) of this section when the provider submits a request to the insurer to effect the transfer of the policy or certificate to the life settlement provider, the copy shall be deemed to conclusively establish that the life settlement contract satisfies the requirements of this section and the insurer shall timely respond to the request.
(4) No insurer may, as a condition of responding to a request for verification of coverage or effecting the transfer of a policy pursuant to a life settlement contract, require that the owner, insured, life settlement provider or life settlement broker sign any forms, disclosures, consent or waiver form that has not been filed with the director for use in connection with life settlement contracts in this state.
(5) Upon receipt of a properly completed request for change of ownership or beneficiary of a policy, the insurer shall respond in writing within thirty (30) days with written acknowledgment confirming that the change has been effected or specifying the reasons why the requested change cannot be processed. The insurer shall not unreasonably delay effecting change of ownership or beneficiary and shall not otherwise seek to interfere with any life settlement contract lawfully entered into in this state.
[41-1961, added 2009, ch. 69, sec. 1, p. 202.]