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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 33 - 23 - 15 §33-23-15. Payment of benefits other than insurance benefits.
(a) A society may pay benefits, other than insurance benefits to its members from any special account or fund maintained for such purpose; provided that if such benefits are of such a nature that they could constitute benefits within the classes of insurance set forth in section seventeen of this article, a society making such payments may not:

(1) Make any separate charge therefor;

(2) Issue any certificate, policy or other document promising such payments;

(3) Provide in its constitution, laws or any other document that such payments may be received by the member as a matter of right; or

(4) Advertise such payments as insurance or as payments to which the member has any right.

(b) The society shall maintain a separate accounting of all disbursements made under this section and report them in its annual statement.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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