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Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 632
FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES
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F.S. 632.627
632.627 Valuation.
(1) Standards of valuation for certificates issued prior to October 1, 1982, shall be those provided by the laws applicable immediately prior to said date.
(2) The minimum standards of valuation for certificates issued on or after October 1, 1982, shall be in accordance with valuation standards utilizing the appropriate mortality tables authorized by the laws of this state for the valuation of policies issued by life insurers under s. 625.121. For annuity and pure endowment certificates, for total and permanent disability benefits, for accidental death benefits, and for noncancelable accident and health benefits, societies shall utilize those tables as are authorized for use by life insurers in this state. All of the above shall be under valuation methods and standards, including interest assumptions, in accordance with the laws of this state applicable to life insurers issuing policies containing like benefits.
(3) The office may, in its discretion, accept other standards for valuation if it finds that the reserves produced thereby will not be less in the aggregate than reserves computed in accordance with the minimum valuation standard herein prescribed. The office may, in its discretion, vary the standards of mortality applicable to all benefit contracts on substandard lives or other extra hazardous lives by any society authorized to do business in this state.
(4) With the consent of the insurance supervisory official of the state of domicile of the society and under such conditions, if any, which such official may impose, any society may establish and maintain reserves on its certificates in excess of the reserves required thereunder, but the contractual rights of any benefit member shall not be affected thereby.
History.ss. 4, 6, ch. 86-140; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1384, ch. 2003-261.