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Subject Matter of Proposed Rule:   The Additional Standards for Bonus Benefits (for Individual Deferred Non-Variable Annuity Standards) (the “Proposed Standards) apply to bonus benefit which can be interest bonus, a premium bonus, a persistency bonus or any other amounts/percentages that are credited to the premiums paid, account value, cash value, cash surrender value or annuity/maturity value under a specified condition, other than benefits of the type described above that are provided through any pattern of non-level interest rate guarantees that may be similar to but are not specifically referred to as bonuses or additional credits; applying to provisions that are either built into the annuity contract or added to such contract by rider, endorsement or amendment.

Citation to Published Notices: Notice of this Rule was published on August 27, 2008.

Name of persons requesting Public Hearing : Director Mary Jo Hudson, Ohio

Date and Location of Public Hearing, if any: October 27, 2008 via teleconference

Status of Proposed Rule (including upcoming meetings): The Proposed Standards have been issued for notice and comment. Written comments will be accepted on the Proposed Standards until October 26, 2008. Written requests for a public hearing must be received no later than September 16, 2008.

Date Approved by Management Committee: October 27, 2008

Date Adopted by Commission: October 29, 2008

Effective Date of Rule: February 12, 2009

Link to Comments submitted by members and the public:

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Date Amendment Approved by Management Committee: November 15, 2014

Date Amendment Adopted by Commission: November 15, 2014

Effective Date of Amendment to Rule: March 5, 2015

Information Regarding the 5-Year Review Amendments to the Standards:

Name of Proposed Rule: Amendments to Additional Standards for Bonus Benefits (for Individual Deferred Non-Variable Annuities)

Subject Matter of Proposed Rule: The purpose of this amendment is to revise the Additional Standards for Bonus Benefits (for Individual Deferred Non-Variable Annuities) in accordance with the 5-year Commission Review of Rules required by § 119 of the Rule for the Adoption, Amendment and Repeal of Rules for the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission. The procedures adopted by the Management Committee in March 2012 for implementing the 5-year review process limit the scope of review under Section 119 to identifying “the need for continuation, repeal or amendment of the rule based primarily on whether circumstances or underlying assumptions have changed since the last time the rule was adopted, amended or reviewed.

Citation to Published Notices: Notice of this Rule was published on September 8, 2014.

Name of persons requesting Public Hearing:

Date and Location of Public Hearing, if any: Public hearing was held on October 20th during a Management Committee teleconference. 

Status of Proposed Rule (including upcoming meetings): The Proposed Standards have been issued for notice and comment. Written comments will be accepted on the Proposed Standards until November 7, 2014. Written requests for a public hearing must be received no later than September 28, 2014.

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