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Insurance Code - INS

DIVISION 2. CLASSES OF INSURANCE [1880 - 12880.5]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )

PART 2. LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE [10110 - 11549]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )

CHAPTER 1. The Contract [10110 - 10198.10]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )

ARTICLE 3. Policy Provisions Required [10150 - 10154]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )

10150.
  

The provisions of this article shall not apply to annuities, industrial policies or to term contracts issued for periods of twenty years or less.

(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145.)

10150.1.
  

This article is not applicable to life policies issued on or after the operative date as to such policies of Article 3a, Chapter 1, Part 2, Division 2.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 955.)

10151.
  

Every contract or policy of life insurance (excluding additional benefits specified therein or issued in connection therewith for accidental death or disability) hereinafter made by any person or corporation, with and upon the life of a resident of this State, and delivered within this State, shall provide, in event of default of any premium payment after three full annual premiums shall have been paid on such policy, that without any action on the part of the insured, the net value of such policy based upon the reserve basis used in computing the premiums and values thereunder (the policy to specify the mortality table and rate of interest so adopted) which net value shall be at least equal to its entire net reserve at the date of default, including that of dividend additions, if any, based upon a standard not lower than the American experience tables of mortality with interest at three and one-half per cent yearly, less a surrender charge of not more than two and one-half per cent of the face amount of the policy and of any existing dividend additions thereto and less any indebtedness to the company on or secured by the policy, shall be applied as a single premium to the purchase of one of the following stipulated forms of insurance:

First. Paid-up participating or nonparticipating term insurance in the amount of the face of the policy, plus dividend additions, if any, for such a period as the net value outlined above will purchase at the net single premium, at the attained age of the insured at the time of the lapse, based upon the reserve basis described in the policy; provided, however, that under endowment contracts the term shall not extend beyond the endowment period named in the original contract, and the excess value, if any, shall be applied as a net single premium to purchase in the same manner paid-up pure endowment insurance, payable at the end of the endowment period named in the contract if the insured be then living, or,

Second. Paid-up participating or nonparticipating term insurance in the amount of the face of the policy, plus dividend additions, if any, and less any outstanding indebtedness, for such a period as the net value outlined above will purchase at the net single premium, at the attained age of the insured, based upon the reserve basis described in the policy; provided, however, that under endowment contracts the term shall not extend beyond the endowment period named in the original contract, and the excess value, if any, shall be applied as a net single premium to purchase in the same manner paid-up pure endowment insurance, payable at the end of the endowment period named in the contract if the insured be then living, or

Third. Paid-up participating or nonparticipating insurance payable at the time and on the conditions named in the policy for such an amount as the net value outlined above will purchase at the net single premium, at the attained age of the insured, based upon the reserve basis described in the policy.

(Amended by Stats. 1939, Ch. 92.)

10152.
  

In lieu of the application of the provisions for automatic insurance upon nonpayment of premium the policy may be surrendered to the insurer at its home office, upon due application by the legal owner thereof, within one month after date of premium default for a specified cash value which shall be at least equal to the sum which would be otherwise available for the purchase of the automatic form of insurance provided therein. The insurer may defer payment of such cash value for not more than six months after application therefor is made.

(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145.)

10153.
  

No agreement between the insurer and the policy holder or applicant for insurance contrary to the foregoing shall be held to waive any of the provisions of sections 10151 and 10152.

(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145.)

10154.
  

Any life policy issued upon the life of a resident of this State and delivered within this State, which does not contain an automatic nonforfeiture value in conformity with section 10151 shall be construed as granting the nonparticipating term insurance as provided in paragraph first of section 10151. Such a benefit shall be read into the policy.

(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145.)

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