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Subject Matter of Proposed Rule: Additional Standards for Intermediate Period Endowment Benefit Features for Individual Life Insurance Policies (including Return of Premium) (the "Proposed Standards) apply to individual life insurance policies, other than variable and non-variable adjustable life policies and current assumption whole life policies, that provide for an endowment benefit payable at a known intermediate duration during a longer period of life insurance protection; the premium rate scale during the endowment period must be guaranteed; and the endowment benefit can be built-in or added to such policies at issue by rider, amendment or endorsement.

Citation to Published Notices: Notice of this rule was published on December 12, 2008.

Name of persons requesting Public Hearing : Director Mary Jo Hudson

Date and Location of Public Hearing, if any: Monday, February 23, 2009 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 February 10, 2009. Written requests for a public hearing must be received no later than January 1, 2009.

Date Approved by Management Committee: Monday, February 23, 2009

Date Adopted by Commission: Saturday, March 14, 2009

Effective Date of Rule: June 25, 2009

Original VersionAdditional Standards for Intermediate Period Endowment Benefit Features for Individual Life Insurance Policies (including Return of Premium) adopted on March 14, 2009

Link to Comments submitted by members and the public:
Industry Advisory Comments
Standards with IAC Comments Incorporated

This rule has been amended.

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Subject Matter of Proposed Rule:  The purpose of this rule is to amend the Additional Standards for Intermediate Period Endowment Benefit Features for Individual Life Insurance Policies to provide additional detail on the application of the reinstatement provision; clarify what disclosure is required for benefits with guaranteed premiums that may change based on policy changes; and specify the availability of the mix and match and self-certification processes.

Citation to Published Notices: Notice of this rule was published on August 6, 2010.

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

Date and Location of Public Hearing, if any: October 17, 2010, 1:00 ET at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746-4414

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 5, 2010. Written requests for a public hearing must be received no later than August 26, 2010.

Date Approved by Management Committee: October 17, 2010

Date Adopted by Commission: October 17, 2010

Effective Date of Rule: January 15, 2010

Link to Comments submitted by members and the public:

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Name of Proposed Rule: Additional Standards for Intermediate Period Endowment Benefit Features for Individual Life Insurance Policies

Subject Matter of Proposed Rule: The Additional Standards for Intermediate Period Endowment Benefit Features for Individual Life Insurance Policies (the “Proposed Standards”) provide for an endowment benefit payable at a known intermediate duration during a longer period of life insurance protection that are built into individual life insurance policies, other than variable and non-variable adjustable life policies and current assumption whole life policies, or added to such policies by rider, endorsement or amendment. The premium rate scale during the endowment period must be guaranteed.

Citation to Published Notices: Notice of this rule was published on December 9, 2015

Name of persons requesting Public Hearing:

Date and Location of Public Hearing, if any: Via teleconference, February 24, 2016

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 February 8, 2016. Written requests for a public hearing must be received no later than December 29, 2015.

Date Amended Version Approved by the Management Committee: April 2, 2016

Date Amended Version Adopted by Commission: April 2, 2016

Effective Date of Amended Rule: July 18, 2016

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