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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 627
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F.S. 627.475
627.475 Nonforfeiture benefits; certain interim policies.Each life insurance policy issued between the effective date of this code and the operative date of s. 627.476 shall provide:
(1) That, in the event of default in any premium, the insurer 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.
(2) That, 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, the insurer will pay, in lieu of any paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, a cash surrender value at least equal to the minimum cash surrender value hereinafter specified. The minimum cash surrender value shall be equal to:
(a) The reserve on the date of default of the premium less a sum of not more than 2.5 percent of the face amount; or
(b) An amount as defined in s. 627.476 but on the basis of the Commissioners’ 1941 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table in lieu of the Commissioners’ 1958 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table therein specified. The policy shall reserve to the insurer the right to defer the granting of any cash surrender value for 6 months after demand therefor with surrender of the policy.
(3) That a specified paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, the present value of which shall be at least equal to the cash surrender value, 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; however, when the mortality table used is the Commissioners’ 1941 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table, the rates of mortality to be assumed in calculating any extended term insurance with accompanying pure endowment, if any, may be not more than 130 percent of the rates of mortality according to such table.
(4) 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, together with a table showing the cash surrender value, if any, and paid-up nonforfeiture benefit, if any, available under the policy on each policy anniversary either during the first 20 policy years or during the term of the policy, whichever is shorter.

This section does not apply to term policies of uniform amount of 15 years’ duration or less, to increasing term policies of 15 years’ duration or less, or to decreasing term policies.

History.s. 502, ch. 59-205; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 404, 809(2nd), ch. 82-243; s. 79, ch. 82-386; s. 114, ch. 92-318.