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Subject Matter of Proposed Rule:  The Additional Standards for Waiver of Surrender Charge Benefits (the "Proposed Standards") apply to waiver of surrender charge benefits built into individual deferred variable and non-variable annuity contracts or added to such contracts by rider, endorsement or amendment. The waiver benefits are triggered by a qualifying event associated with either the annuitant or owner, as specified in the contract or waiver benefit form.

Citation to Published Notices:  Notice of this Rule was published on June 6, 2007.

Name of persons requesting Public Hearing : Commissioner Glen Wilson

Date and Location of Public Hearing, if any: August 25, 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 August 5, 2008 . Written requests for a public hearing must be received no later than June 26, 2008 .

Date Approved by Management Committee: Monday, August 25, 2008

Date Adopted by Commission: August 27, 2008

Effective Date of Rule: December 14, 2008

Link to Comments submitted by members and the public: 
Comments from the Industry Advisory Committee

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Click to Expand 5-Year Review Amendments Adopted November 2014

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 Waiver Of Surrender Charge Benefit

Subject Matter of Proposed Rule: The purpose of this amendment is to revise the Additional Standards for Waiver Of Surrender Charge Benefit 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.

Report and Recommendations:

Link to Comments submitted by members and the public: