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632.38(3)(a)(a) The notice described in sub. (2) shall appear on or be attached to the estimate of the cost of repairing the insured's motor vehicle if the estimate is based on the use of one or more nonoriginal manufacturer replacement parts and is prepared by the insurer or the insurer's representative. The insurer or the insurer's representative shall deliver the estimate and notice to the insured before the motor vehicle is repaired.
632.38(3)(b) (b) If the insurer or the insurer's representative directs the insured to obtain one or more estimates of the cost of repairing the insured's motor vehicle and the estimate approved by the insurer or the insurer's representative clearly identifies one or more nonoriginal manufacturer replacement parts to be used in the repair, the insurer or the insurer's representative shall assure delivery of the notice described in sub. (2) to the insured before the motor vehicle is repaired.
632.38(3)(c) (c) The insurer or the insurer's representative may not require the person repairing the motor vehicle to give the notice described in sub. (2).
632.38(3)(d) (d) Notwithstanding par. (b), if an insured authorizes repairs to begin prior to the approval by the insurer or the insurer's representative of an estimate that clearly identifies one or more nonoriginal manufacturer replacement parts to be used in the repair, the insurer or the insurer's representative shall send the written notice described in sub. (2) by mail to the insured's last-known address no later than 3 working days after the insurer or the insurer's representative receives the estimate.
632.38(4) (4)Notice by telephone. Notwithstanding sub. (3), notice of the intention to use nonoriginal manufacturer replacement parts in the repair of the insured's motor vehicle may be given by the insurer or the insurer's representative by telephone. If such notice is given, the insurer or insurer's representative shall send the written notice described in sub. (2) by mail to the insured's last-known address no later than 3 working days after the telephone contact.
632.38 History History: 1991 a. 176.
subch. V of ch. 632 SUBCHAPTER V
LIFE INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES
Subch. V of ch. 632 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Ins 2, Wis. adm. code.
632.41 632.41 Prohibited provisions in life insurance.
632.41(1)(1) Assessable policies. No insurer may issue assessable life insurance policies under which assessments or calls may be made upon policyholders or others.
632.41(2) (2)Burial insurance. Except as provided in s. 632.415, no contract in which the insurer agrees to provide benefits to pay for any of the incidents of burial or other disposition of the body of a deceased may provide that the benefits are payable to a funeral director or any other person doing business related to burials.
632.41 History History: 1975 c. 373, 375, 422; 1979 c. 102; 1995 a. 295; 1999 a. 191.
632.41 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Ins 23, Wis. adm. code.
632.41 Annotation Sub. (2) does not prohibit naming funeral director as beneficiary of life insurance policy in conjunction with separate agreement between insured and funeral director that proceeds will be used for funeral and burial expenses. 71 Atty. Gen. 7.
632.41 AnnotationPurpose of (2) is to prevent monopolistic or unfair trade practices. 76 Atty. Gen. 291.
632.415 632.415 Funeral policies.
632.415(1)(1) In this section, "multipremium funeral policy" means a life insurance policy sold under sub. (2) for which premiums to fund the policy are paid over time.
632.415(2) (2) A life insurance policy may provide for the assignment of the proceeds of the policy to a funeral director or operator of a funeral establishment if the insurance intermediary who sells or solicits the sale of the policy is not an agent of the funeral director or operator of the funeral establishment or if the assignment of proceeds is contingent on the provision of funeral merchandise or funeral services as provided for in a burial agreement that satisfies the requirements of s. 445.125 (3m) and rules promulgated by the funeral directors examining board under s. 445.125 (3m) (j) 1. b.
632.415(3) (3) A life insurance policy sold under sub. (2) shall permit the policyholder to designate a different beneficiary, upon written notice to the insurer, and a different funeral director or operator of a funeral establishment that is to receive the assignment of proceeds, after written notice to the current funeral director or operator of the funeral establishment.
632.415(4) (4)
632.415(4)(a)(a) An insurer may issue a multipremium funeral policy only if, at the time that the policy is issued, the face amount of the policy is not less than the value of funeral merchandise and services to be provided under a burial agreement under s. 445.125 (3m).
632.415(4)(b) (b) The death benefit under a multipremium funeral policy may not be less than the face amount of the policy unless all of the following apply:
632.415(4)(b)1. 1. The policy contains a detailed explanation of the lower death benefit, as well as full disclosure of the lower death benefit on the first page of the policy.
632.415(4)(b)2. 2. The applicant does not apply for, or qualify for, any full face amount multipremium funeral policy that the insurer offers.
632.415(4)(b)3. 3. The death benefit is not less than at least one of the following:
632.415(4)(b)3.a. a. Twenty-five percent of the face amount of the policy during the first year that the policy is in effect, 50% of the face amount of the policy during the 2nd year that the policy is in effect and the full face amount of the policy after the end of the 2nd year that the policy is in effect, but in no event less than the total of the premiums actually paid.
632.415(4)(b)3.b. b. During the first 2 years that the policy is in effect, an amount equal to the actual premiums paid plus simple interest at the rate of 3% per year, and, after the end of the 2nd year that the policy is in effect, the full face amount of the policy.
632.415(4)(c) (c) The period over which premiums may be payable under a multipremium funeral policy may not exceed the following applicable period:
632.415(4)(c)1. 1. Twenty years, if the insured is less 60 years of age when the policy is issued.
632.415(4)(c)2. 2. Ten years, if the insured is at least 60 years of age but less than 80 years of age when the policy is issued.
632.415(4)(c)3. 3. Five years, if the insured is at least 80 years of age when the policy is issued.
632.415(4)(d) (d) At the time that an applicant applies for coverage under a multipremium funeral policy, the insurance intermediary or other person selling or soliciting the sale of the policy shall disclose the maximum number of premium payments to be made over the life of the policy, the frequency of the premium payments and the amount of each premium payment.
632.415(4m) (4m) Proof of death for an insurance policy sold under sub. (2) may be established with an affidavit in the form prescribed under s. 69.02 (1) (c) if the insurer consents to receipt of the affidavit.
632.415(5) (5) Subject to subs. (3) and (4), the commissioner shall by rule establish minimum standards for claims payments, marketing practices and reporting practices for life insurance policies sold under sub. (2).
632.415 History History: 1999 a. 191 ss. 2 to 5; 2003 a. 167.
632.415 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Ins 23, Wis. adm. code.
632.42 632.42 Trustee and deposit agreements in life insurance.
632.42(1)(1) Trustee and other agreements. An insurer may hold as a part of its general assets the proceeds of any policy subject to this subchapter under a trust or other agreement upon such terms and restrictions as to revocation by the policyholder and control by the beneficiary and with such exemptions from the claims of creditors of the beneficiary as the insurer and the policyholder agree to in writing. An insurer may also receive funds in such amounts and upon such conditions, including the right of the policyholder to withdraw unused portions thereof, as the insurer and the policyholder agree to in writing:
632.42(1)(a) (a) Advance premiums. As premiums in advance upon policies or annuities subject to this subchapter; or
632.42(1)(b) (b) New policies. To accumulate for the purchase of future policies or annuities subject to this subchapter.
632.42(2) (2)Accumulation of funds. Any insurer may, in connection with life insurance or annuity contracts, accept funds remitted to it under an agreement for an accumulation of the funds for the purpose of providing annuities or other benefits, under such reasonable rules as are prescribed by the commissioner.
632.42 History History: 1975 c. 373, 375, 422.
632.43 632.43 Standard nonforfeiture law for life insurance.
632.43(1)(1) On and after January 1, 1948, no policy of life insurance, except as stated in sub. (8), shall be issued or delivered in this state unless it shall contain in substance the following provisions, or corresponding provisions which in the opinion of the commissioner are at least as favorable to the defaulting or surrendering policyholder as the minimum requirements under this section and are substantially in compliance with sub. (7m):
632.43(1)(a) (a) In the event of default in any premium payment, the company will grant, upon proper request not later than 60 days after the due date of the premium in default, a paid-up nonforfeiture benefit on a plan stipulated in the policy, effective as of the due date, of an amount specified in this section or an actuarially equivalent paid-up nonforfeiture benefit which provides a greater amount or longer period of death benefits or a greater amount or earlier payment of endowment benefits.
632.43(1)(b) (b) Upon surrender of the policy within 60 days after the due date of any premium payment in default after premiums have been paid for at least 3 full years in the case of ordinary insurance or 5 full years in the case of industrial insurance, the company will pay, in lieu of any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, a cash surrender value of such amount as may be hereinafter specified.
632.43(1)(c) (c) A specified paid-up nonforfeiture benefit shall become effective as specified in the policy unless the person entitled to make such election elects another available option not later than 60 days after the due date of the premium in default.
632.43(1)(d) (d) If the policy shall have become paid up by completion of all premium payments or if it is continued under any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit which became effective on or after the third policy anniversary in the case of ordinary insurance or the fifth policy anniversary in the case of industrial insurance, the company will pay, upon surrender of the policy within 30 days after any policy anniversary, a cash surrender value of such amount as may be hereinafter specified.
632.43(1)(e) (e) For policies which cause on a basis guaranteed in the policy unscheduled changes in benefits or premiums, or which provide an option for changes in benefits or premiums other than a change to a new policy, a statement of the mortality table, interest rate, and method used in calculating cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy. For other policies, a statement of the mortality table and interest rate used in calculating the cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy and a table showing any cash surrender value or paid-up nonforfeiture benefit available under the policy on each policy anniversary during the shorter of the first 20 policy years or the term of the policy assuming that there are no dividends or paid-up additions credited to the policy and that there is no indebtedness to the company on the policy.
632.43(1)(f) (f) A statement that the cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy are not less than the minimum values and benefits required by or pursuant to the insurance law of the state in which the policy is delivered; an explanation of the manner in which the cash surrender values and the paid-up nonforfeiture benefits are altered by the existence of any paid-up additions credited to the policy or any indebtedness to the company on the policy; if a detailed statement of the method of computation of the values and benefits shown in the policy is not stated therein, a statement that such method of computation has been filed with the insurance supervisory official of the state in which the policy is delivered; and a statement of the method to be used in calculating the cash surrender value and paid-up nonforfeiture benefit available under the policy on any policy anniversary beyond the last anniversary for which such values and benefits are consecutively shown in the policy.
632.43(1)(g) (g) The company shall reserve the right to defer the payment of any cash surrender value for a period of 6 months after demand therefor with surrender of the policy.
632.43(1)(h) (h) Any of the foregoing provisions or portions thereof not applicable by reason of the plan of insurance may, to the extent inapplicable, be omitted from the policy.
632.43(2) (2)
632.43(2)(a)(a) Any cash surrender value under the policy on default of a premium payment due on any policy anniversary shall be not less than any excess of the then present value of any existing paid-up additions and future guaranteed benefits which would have been provided by the policy, if there had been no default, over the sum of the present value of the adjusted premiums under subs. (4) to (6m) corresponding to premiums which would have fallen due on and after the anniversary and the amount of any indebtedness to the company on the policy.
632.43(2)(b) (b) For a policy issued on or after the operative date of sub. (6m) providing by rider or supplemental provision supplemental life insurance or annuity benefits at the option of the insured on payment of an additional premium, any cash surrender value under the policy on default of a premium payment due on a policy anniversary shall be not less than the sum of the following:
632.43(2)(b)1. 1. The cash surrender value under par. (a) for the policy without the rider or supplemental provision.
632.43(2)(b)2. 2. The cash surrender value under par. (a) for a policy providing only the benefits of the rider or supplemental provision.
632.43(2)(c) (c) For a family policy issued on or after the operative date of sub. (6m) providing term insurance on the life of the spouse of the primary insured expiring before the spouse attains the age of 71, any cash surrender value under the policy on default of a premium payment due on a policy anniversary shall be not less than the sum of the following:
632.43(2)(c)1. 1. The cash surrender value under par. (a) for the policy without the term insurance on the life of the spouse.
632.43(2)(c)2. 2. The cash surrender value under par. (a) for a policy providing only the benefits of the term insurance on the life of the spouse.
632.43(2)(d) (d) Any cash surrender value available within 30 days after any policy anniversary under any policy paid-up by completion of all premium payments or any policy continued under any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit shall be not less than the then present value of any existing paid-up additions and future guaranteed benefits provided by the policy decreased by any indebtedness to the company on the policy.
632.43(3) (3) Any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit available under the policy in the event of default in a premium payment due on any policy anniversary shall be such that its present value as of such anniversary shall be at least equal to the cash surrender value then provided for by the policy or, if none is provided for, that cash surrender value which would have been required by this section in the absence of the condition that premiums shall have been paid for at least a specified period.
632.43(4) (4)
632.43(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in sub. (5) (b), the adjusted premiums for any policy shall be calculated on an annual basis and shall be such uniform percentage of the respective premiums specified in the policy for each policy year, excluding any extra premiums charged because of impairments or special hazards, that the present value, at the date of issue of the policy, of all adjusted premiums shall be equal to the sum of all of the following:
632.43(4)(a)1. 1. The then present value of the future guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy.
632.43(4)(a)2. 2. Two percent of the amount of insurance, if the insurance is uniform in amount, or of the equivalent uniform amount, as defined in sub. (5), if the amount of insurance varies with duration of the policy.
632.43(4)(a)3. 3. Forty percent of the adjusted premium for the first policy year.
632.43(4)(a)4. 4. Twenty-five percent of either the adjusted premium for the first policy year or the adjusted premium for a whole life policy of the same uniform or equivalent uniform amount with uniform premiums for the whole of life issued at the same age for the same amount of insurance, whichever is less.
632.43(4)(b) (b) In applying the percentages specified in par. (a) 3. and 4., no adjusted premium shall be considered to exceed 4% of the amount of insurance or uniform amount equivalent thereto. The date of issue of a policy for the purpose of this subsection and sub. (5) shall be the date as of which the rated age of the insured is determined.
632.43(5) (5)
632.43(5)(a)(a) In the case of a policy providing an amount of insurance varying with duration of the policy, the equivalent uniform amount thereof for the purpose of sub. (4) and this subsection shall be deemed to be the uniform amount of insurance provided by an otherwise similar policy, containing the same endowment benefits, if any, issued at the same age and for the same term, the amount of which does not vary with duration and the benefits under which have the same present value at the date of issue as the benefits under the policy; provided, that in the case of a policy providing a varying amount of insurance issued on the life of a child under age 10, the equivalent uniform amount may be computed as though the amount of insurance provided by the policy prior to the attainment of age 10 were the amount provided by such policy at age 10.
632.43(5)(b) (b) The adjusted premiums for any policy providing term insurance benefits by rider or supplemental policy provision shall be equal to: A) the adjusted premiums for an otherwise similar policy issued at the same age without such term insurance benefits, increased, during the period for which premiums for such term insurance benefits are payable, by B) the adjusted premiums for such term insurance, the foregoing items A) and B) being calculated separately and as specified in par. (a) and sub. (4) except that, for the purposes of sub. (4) (a) 2., 3. and 4., the amount of insurance or equivalent uniform amount of insurance used in the calculation of the adjusted premiums referred to in B) shall be equal to the excess of the corresponding amount determined for the entire policy over the amount used in the calculation of the adjusted premiums in A).
632.43(6) (6)
632.43(6)(a)(a) Except as otherwise provided in par. (b) or (c), all adjusted premiums and present values referred to in this section shall for all policies of ordinary insurance be calculated on the basis of the commissioners 1941 standard ordinary mortality table, except that for any category of ordinary insurance issued on female risks adjusted premiums and present values may be calculated according to an age not more than 3 years younger than the actual age of the insured, and such calculations for all policies of industrial insurance shall be made on the basis of the 1941 standard industrial mortality table. All calculations shall be made on the basis of the rate of interest, not exceeding 3.5 percent per year, specified in the policy for calculating cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits; provided, that in calculating the present value of any paid-up term insurance with accompanying pure endowment, if any, offered as a nonforfeiture benefit, the rates of mortality assumed may not be more than 130 percent of the rates of mortality according to such applicable table. For insurance issued on a substandard basis, the calculation of any such adjusted premiums and present values may be based on such other table of mortality as may be specified by the company and approved by the commissioner.
632.43(6)(b) (b) In the case of ordinary policies issued on or after the operative date of this paragraph, all adjusted premiums and present values referred to in this section shall be calculated on the basis of the commissioners 1958 standard ordinary mortality table and the rate of interest, not exceeding 3.5% per year, specified in the policy for calculating cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits, provided that for any category of ordinary insurance issued on female risks adjusted premiums and present values may be calculated according to an age not more than 6 years younger than the actual age of the insured. In calculating the present value of any paid-up term insurance with accompanying pure endowment, if any, offered as a nonforfeiture benefit, the rates of mortality assumed may be not more than those shown in the commissioners 1958 extended term insurance table. For insurance issued on a substandard basis, the calculation of any such adjusted premiums and present values may be based on such other table of mortality as may be specified by the company and approved by the commissioner. After June 14, 1959, any company may file with the commissioner a written notice of its election to comply with the provisions of this paragraph after a specified date before January 1, 1966. After the filing of such notice, then upon such specified date, which shall be the operative date of this paragraph for such company, this paragraph shall become operative with respect to the ordinary policies thereafter issued by such company. If a company makes no such election, the operative date of this paragraph for such company shall be January 1, 1966.
632.43(6)(c) (c) In the case of industrial policies issued on or after the operative date of this paragraph as defined herein, all adjusted premiums and present values referred to in this section shall be calculated on the basis of the commissioners 1961 standard industrial mortality table and the rate of interest, not exceeding 3.5 percent per year, specified in the policy for calculating cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits; provided, that in calculating the present value of any paid-up term insurance with accompanying pure endowment, if any, offered as a nonforfeiture benefit, the rates of mortality assumed may be not more than those shown in the commissioners 1961 industrial extended term insurance table, and for insurance issued on a substandard basis, the calculations of any such adjusted premiums and present values may be based on such other table of mortality as is specified by the company and approved by the commissioner. After May 19, 1963, any company may file with the commissioner a written notice of its election to comply with this paragraph after a specified date before January 1, 1968. After the filing of such notice, then upon such specified date, which shall be the operative date of this paragraph for such company, this paragraph shall become operative with respect to the industrial policies thereafter issued by such company. If a company makes no such election, the operative date of this paragraph for such company shall be January 1, 1968.
632.43(6)(d) (d) A rate of interest not exceeding 5.5% per year may be used for ordinary policies or industrial policies, or both, issued on or after June 19, 1974, in lieu of the rate referred to in pars. (b) and (c).
632.43(6m) (6m)
632.43(6m)(a)(a) In this subsection:
632.43(6m)(a)1. 1. "Additional expense allowance" means the sum of the following:
632.43(6m)(a)1.a. a. One percent of any positive excess of the average amount of insurance at the beginning of each of the first 10 policy years after an unscheduled change in benefits or premiums, over the average amount of insurance before the change at the beginning of each of the first 10 policy years after the next most recent change or date of issue, if there was no previous change.
632.43(6m)(a)1.b. b. One-hundred twenty-five percent of any positive increase in the nonforfeiture net level premium.
632.43(6m)(a)2. 2. "Date of issue" means the date as of which the rated age of the insured is determined.
632.43(6m)(a)3. 3. "Nonforfeiture interest rate" means 125% of the applicable calendar year valuation interest rate under s. 623.06 rounded to the nearest 0.25%.
632.43(6m)(a)4. 4. "Nonforfeiture net level premium" means the present value at the date of issue of the guaranteed benefits provided by a policy divided by the present value at the date of issue of an annuity of one per year payable on the date of issue and each policy anniversary on which a premium is due.
632.43(6m)(a)5. 5. "Premiums" do not include amounts payable as extra premiums to cover impairments or special hazards or a uniform annual contract charge or policy fee specified in the policy in the method to be used in calculating cash surrender values and paid-up nonforfeiture benefits.
632.43(6m)(b) (b) Except as provided under par. (d), adjusted premiums shall be calculated on an annual basis and shall be such a uniform percentage of the future premiums specified in the policy for each policy year that the present value at the date of issue of the adjusted premiums is equal to the sum of the following:
632.43(6m)(b)1. 1. The present value at the date of issue of the future guaranteed benefits provided by the policy.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)