LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND ANNUITY CONTRACTS
41-1928. Nonforfeiture benefits — Certain interim policies. (1) Each life insurance policy issued between the effective date of this code and the operative date of section 41-1927 (standard nonforfeiture law) shall contain:
(a) An automatic nonforfeiture provision, which must be either a loan, a paid-up policy, or an extended term, to which the policyholder is entitled in the event of default in a premium payment after three (3) full annual premiums shall have been paid.
(b) Tables showing in figures the cash, paid-up and extended insurance options available under the policy each year upon default in premium payments, during the first twenty (20) years of the policy, or for its life if maturity is less than twenty (20) years.
(c) At the insurer’s option, a provision that the insurer shall have the right to defer payment of the cash value for a period not exceeding six (6) months.
(2) The value of the options referred to in subdivision (b) above, shall be equivalents based on the reserves which shall be computed according to the tables of mortality and rate of interest named in the policy, and according to a basis and method of valuation acceptable under section 41-612(3) (standard valuation law), less a specified surrender charge, not exceeding two and one-half per cent (2 1/2%) of the amount of insurance. Provided, however, that if the benefits under the policy are calculated according to a more modern table than the American experience table of mortality, the value of any extended term insurance, with accompanying pure endowment, if any, may be calculated according to rates of mortality not exceeding one hundred thirty per cent (130%) of the rates according to such more modern table.
(3) Any of the foregoing provisions or portions thereof not applicable to single premium or term policies need not to that extent be incorporated therein. This section shall not apply to industrial insurance, annuities, pure endowments with or without return premium, and policies of reinsurance.
[41-1928, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 459, p. 645.]