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WVC 33 - 23 - 19 §33-23-19. Nonforfeiture benefits, cash surrender values, loans and options.
(a) A society may grant paid-up nonforfeiture benefits, cash surrender values, certificate loans and such other options as its laws may permit. As to certificates issued on and after the effective date of this article, a society shall grant at least one paid-up nonforfeiture benefit.

(b) In the case of certificates other than those for which reserves are computed on the Commissioners 1941 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table or the 1941 Standard Industrial Table, or any more recent table made applicable to life insurance companies and duly approved by the commissioner, the value of every paid-up nonforfeiture benefit and the amount of any cash surrender value, loan or other option granted shall not be less than the excess, if any, of (1) over (2) as follows:

(1) The reserve under the certificate determined on the basis specified in the certificate; and

(2) The sum of any indebtedness to the society on the certificate, including interest due and accrued, and a surrender charge equal to two and one-half percent of the face amount of the certificate, which, in the case of insurance on the lives of children, shall be the ultimate face amount of the certificate, if death benefits provided therein are graded.

(c) However, in the case of certificates issued on a substandard basis or in the case of certificates, the reserves for which are computed upon the American Men Ultimate Table of Mortality, the term of any extended insurance benefit granted including accompanying pure endowment, if any, may be computed upon the rates of mortality not greater than one hundred thirty percent of those shown by the mortality table specified in the certificate for the computation of the reserve.

(d) In the case of certificates for which reserves are computed on the Commissioners 1941 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table or the 1941 Standard Industrial Table, or any more recent table made applicable to life insurance companies and duly approved by the commissioner, every paid-up nonforfeiture benefit and the amount of any cash surrender value, loan or other option granted shall not be less than the corresponding amount ascertained in accordance with the provisions of the laws of this state applicable to life insurance companies issuing policies containing like insurance benefits based upon such tables.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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