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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 33 - 5 - 16 §33-5-16. Participating policies.
(a) If so provided in its articles of incorporation, a domestic stock or domestic mutual insurer may issue any or all of its policies with or without participation in profits, savings, or unabsorbed portions of premiums, may classify policies issued on a participating or nonparticipating basis, and may determine the right to participate and the extent of participation of any class or classes of policies. Any such classification or determination shall be reasonable, and shall not unfairly discriminate as between policyholders within the same such classification. A life insurer may issue both participating and nonparticipating policies only if the right or absence of right to participate is reasonably related to the premium charged.

(b) No dividend, otherwise earned, shall be made contingent upon the payment of renewal premium on any policy.

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