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Individual Credit Life and/or Disability

CR04I and/or CR02I
(Amended 11/2011)

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Credit Life & Disability:
Waiting Period

9-A M.R.S.A.
§ 4-104

The waiting period can be no less than 30 days.

 

Credit Life & Disability:
Scope of Provisions

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2851

All life insurance and all health insurance in connection with loans or other credit transactions, credit property insurance, credit involuntary unemployment insurance and other consumer credit insurance specifically authorized by the superintendent in rules adopted pursuant to section 2865 are subject to this chapter, except the following:

  1. Long-term loan. Insurance in connection with a loan or other credit transaction of more than 15 years' duration;

 

  1. Isolated transactions. Insurance issued in an isolated transaction on the part of the insurer not related to an agreement or a plan for insuring debtors of the creditor;
  1. Real estate loan. Insurance in connection with real estate loans when the charge, if any, to the debtor is periodic and not financed;

 

  1. Casualty insurance. Insurance issued pursuant to section 707, subsection 1, paragraph I against loss or damage resulting from failure of debtors to pay their obligations to the insured; or
  1. Debt cancellation agreements. Debt    cancellation agreements entered into between financial institutions or credit unions and their debtors.

 

 

Forms Available

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2854

Consumer credit insurance may be issued only in the following forms: 
 
     1. Individual life. Individual policies of life insurance issued to debtors on the term plan; 
 
     2. Individual accident and health. Individual policies of health insurance issued to debtors on a term plan, or disability benefit provisions in individual policies of credit life insurance; 
 
     3. Group life. Group policies of life insurance issued to creditors providing insurance upon the lives of debtors on the term plan;
 
     4. Group accident and health. Group policies of health insurance issued to creditors on a term plan insuring debtors, or disability benefit provisions in group credit life insurance policies to provide such coverage;
 
     4-A. Individual credit property insurance. Individual policies of property insurance on property that is purchased on credit or pledged as collateral on a loan when the insurance is purchased by or issued to the debtor in connection with that loan or credit transaction;
 
     4-B. Group credit property insurance. Group policies of property insurance on property that is purchased on credit or pledged as collateral on a loan when the insurance is purchased by or issued to the debtor in connection with that loan or credit transaction;
 
     4-C. Individual credit involuntary unemployment insurance. Individual involuntary unemployment policies insuring a debtor pursuant to or in connection with a specific loan or other credit transaction but not including disability insurance policies; 
 
     4-D. Group credit involuntary unemployment insurance. Group involuntary unemployment policies insuring a debtor pursuant to or in connection with a specific loan or other credit transaction but not including disability insurance policies; or
 
     5. Combination. A combination under subsections 1 and 2, or under 3 and 4.

 

Credit Life & Disability:
Amounts of Insurance

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2855

1.  Credit Life Insurance

  1. The amount of credit life insurance shall at no time exceed the unpaid amount financed plus earned interest and an allowance for delinquencies as determined by the superintendent or, in the case of open-end credit, the balance upon which a finance charge may be imposed, plus earned interest and an allowance for delinquencies as determined by the superintendent.

 

 2.  Agricultural Credit Commitments

Notwithstanding subsection 1, paragraph A, insurance on agricultural credit transaction commitments not exceeding 2 years in duration may be written up to the amount of the loan commitment, on a nondecreasing or level term plan.

 

3.   Educational Credit Commitments

Notwithstanding subsection 1, paragraph A, insurance on educational credit transaction commitments may be written for the amount of the portion of such commitment that has not been advanced by the creditor.

4.  Credit Health Insurance

     A.  Coverage limited. The total amount of indemnity payable by credit health insurance in the event of disability, as defined in the policy, shall not exceed the aggregate of the periodic scheduled unpaid installments of the indebtedness; and the amount of each periodic indemnity payment shall not exceed the original indebtedness divided by the number of periodic installments.

 

Credit Life &
Disability:
Term of Insurance

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2856

The term of insurance shall commence on the date when the debtor becomes obligated to the creditor.

If E of I is required and such evidence is furnished more than 30 days after the date when the debtor becomes obligated to the creditor, the insurance may commence on the date the insurer determines the evidence to be satisfactory. There shall be a refund or adjustment of any charge to the debtor for insurance during the period which s/he was not covered.

The term of insurance shall not extend more than 15 days beyond the scheduled maturity date, except when extended at no cost to the debtor.

If the indebtedness is discharged due to renewal or refinancing prior to the scheduled maturity date, the insurance in force shall be terminated before any new insurance may be issued in connection with the renewed or refinanced indebtedness.

In all cases of termination prior to maturity, a refund shall be paid or credited promptly. Formulas for computing refunds will be filed.
 
The Rule of 78 is not allowed for calculating refund factors. This has been disallowed since 1987.

 

Credit Life & Disability:
Policy Provisions

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2857

Policy or certificate must be delivered to the debtor.

Content of Certificate must include:

Name and Home Office address of insurer;
Name of the debtor;
Premium or amount of payment (separated for life & health, if separate identifiable charges);
Description of the coverage, including amount and term of coverage;
Exceptions, limitations and restrictions of policy (Suicide exclusion is limited to two (2) years -- Rule 220 & 24-A §2525)

Conditions under which the policy may be terminated must be in bold print.

Must state that the benefit is paid to the creditor to reduce or extinguish the unpaid indebtedness must disclose that the coverage under the policy may not completely pay off the indebtedness and, wherever the amount of insurance may exceed the unpaid indebtedness, that any excess is payable to a beneficiary, other than the creditor, named by the debtor or to the debtor's estate.


Must state that the insured has a 30-day "free look" and the insured may cancel the contract for any reason for a full refund of premium.

 

Individual Disability
Scope, format of policy

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2703

No policy of health insurance shall be delivered or issued for delivery to any person in this State unless it otherwise complies with this Title, and complies with the following:
 
     1. The entire money and other considerations therefore shall be expressed therein; 
 
     2. The time when the insurance takes effect and terminates shall be expressed therein; 
 
     3. It shall purport to insure only one person, except that a policy may insure, originally or by subsequent amendment, upon the application of an adult member of a family, who shall be deemed the policyholder, any 2 or more eligible members of that family, including husband, wife, dependent children or any children under a specified age which shall not exceed 23 years and any other person dependent upon the policyholder;
 
     4. The style, arrangement and overall appearance of the policy shall give no undue prominence to any portion of the text, and every printed portion of the text of the policy and of any endorsements or attached papers shall be plainly printed in light-faced type of a style in general use, the size of which shall be uniform and not less than ten-point with a lower case unspaced alphabet length not less than one hundred and twenty-point; the "text" shall include all printed matter except the name and address of the insurer, name or title of the policy, the brief description, if any, and captions and subcaptions;
 
     5. The exceptions and reductions of indemnity shall be set forth in the policy and, other than those contained in sections 2705 to 2729, shall be printed, at the insurer's option, either included with the benefit provision to which they apply, or under an appropriate caption such as "Exceptions", or "Exceptions and Reductions", except that if an exception or reduction specifically applies only to a particular benefit of the policy, a statement of such exception or reduction shall be included with the benefit provision to which it applies; 
 
     6. Each such form, including riders and endorsements, shall be identified by a form number in the lower left-hand corner of the first page thereof; and 
 
     7. The policy shall contain no provision purporting to make any portion of the charter, rules, constitution or bylaws of the insurer a part of the policy unless such portion is set forth in full in the policy, except in the case of the incorporation of, or reference to, a statement of rates or classification of risks, or short-rate table filed with the superintendent.

 

Credit Life & Disability:
Forms to File

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2858

All policies, certificates of insurance, notices of proposed insurance, applications for insurance, endorsements and riders delivered or issued for delivery in this State and the schedules of premium rates pertaining thereto shall be filed with the superintendent.

 

Credit Life & Disability
Other

Rule 220

4.         Application or notice of proposed insurance

Title 24-A M.R.S.A., Section 2857, Subsection 4 requires the copy of the application or notice of proposed insurance to be separate from the credit instrument, unless the information is prominently set forth in it.

5.         Amount of insurance

  1. If the benefit under credit life or credit disability insurance will be insufficient to extinguish the amount of indebtedness at the time of death or disability (excluding any indebtedness due only to delinquency in payments by the debtor), this fact must be prominently disclosed in the group certificate or individual policy.

 

 

Individual Life
Standard provisions required

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2503

1. No policy of life insurance other than pure endowments with or without return of premiums or of premiums and interest, shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this State unless it contains in substance all of the applicable provisions required by sections 2504 to 2515. This section shall not apply to annuity contracts nor to any provision of a life insurance policy, or contract supplemental thereto, relating to disability benefits or to additional benefits in the event of death by accident or accidental means.
 
     2. Any of such provisions or portions thereof not applicable to single premium or nonparticipating or term policies or insurance granted in exchange for lapsed or surrendered policies shall to that extent not be incorporated therein.

 

Individual Life
Entire Contract

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2506

There shall be a provision that except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the policy and the application therefore, if a copy of such application is endorsed upon or attached to the policy when issued, shall constitute the entire contract between the parties, and that all statements contained in the application shall, in the absence of fraud, be deemed representations and not warranties.

 

Individual Life
Incontestability

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2507

There shall be a provision that the policy shall be incontestable after it has been in force during the lifetime of the insured for a period of not more than 2 years after its date of issue, except for nonpayment of premiums and, at the insurer's option, provisions relating to benefits in the event of total and permanent disability and provisions granting additional benefits specifically against death by accident or accidental means.

 

Individual Life
Misstatement of age

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2508

There shall be a provision that if the age of the insured or of any other person whose age is considered in determining the premium or benefit has been misstated, any amount payable or benefit accruing under the policy shall be such as the premium would have purchased at the correct age or ages.

 

Individual Life
Payment of claims

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2513

There shall be a provision that when the benefits under the policy shall become payable by reason of the death of the insured, settlement shall be made upon receipt of due proof of death and, at the insurer's option, surrender of the policy and proof of the interest of the claimant. If an insurer shall specify a particular period prior to the expiration of which settlement shall be made, such period shall not exceed 2 months from the receipt of such proofs.

 

Individual Life
Title

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2515

There shall be a title on the policy, briefly describing the same.

 

Individual Life
Excluded or restricted coverage

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2516

A clause in any policy of life insurance policy or annuity contract providing that such policy or contract shall be incontestable after a specified period shall preclude only a contest of the validity of the policy or contract, and shall not preclude the assertion at any time of defenses based upon provisions in the policy or contract which exclude or restrict coverage, whether or not such restrictions or exclusions are excepted in such clause.

 

Individual Life
Limitation of liability

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2525

1. No policy of life insurance shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this State if it contains any of the following provisions:
   
A. A provision limiting the time within which an action at law or in equity may be commenced on such a policy to less than 3 years after the cause of action has accrued. 
    
B. A provision that excludes or restricts liability for death caused in a certain specified manner or occurring while the insured has a specified status, except that a policy may contain provisions excluding or restricting coverage as specified therein in the event of death under any one or more of the following circumstances: 
  
(1) Death as a result, directly or indirectly, of war, declared or undeclared, or of action by military forces, or of any act or hazard of such war or action, or of service in the military, naval or air forces or in civilian forces auxiliary thereto, or from any cause while a member of such military, naval or air forces of any country at war, declared or undeclared, or of any country engaged in such military action; 
 
(2) Death as a result of aviation or any air travel or flight; 
 
(3) Death as a result of a specified hazardous occupation or occupations or avocation; 
 
(4) Death while the insured is a resident outside continental United States and Canada; 
 
(5) Death within 2 years from the date of issue of the policy as a result of suicide, while sane or insane; or 
 
(6) Death within 2 years from the date of issue of an increase in policy face amount, as a result of suicide, while sane or insane. 
 

     3. This section shall not apply to group life insurance, health insurance, reinsurance, or annuities, or to any provision in a life insurance policy or contract supplemental thereto relating to disability benefits or to additional benefits in the event of death by accident or accidental means.
 
     4. Nothing contained in this section shall prohibit any provision which in the opinion of the superintendent is more favorable to the policyholder than a provision permitted by this section

 

Individual Life
Prohibited provisions

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2526

1. No life insurance policy, other than industrial insurance, shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this State, if it contains any of the following provisions:
    

  1. A provision by which the policy purports to be issued or to take effect more than one year before the original application for the insurance was made.

 

  1. A provision for any mode of settlement at maturity of the policy of less value than the  amount insured under the policy, plus dividend additions, if any, less any indebtedness to the insurer on or secured by the policy and less any premium that may by the terms of  the policy be deducted. 

 
A provision to the effect that the agent soliciting the insurance is the agent of the person insured under the policy, or making the acts or representations of such agent binding upon the person so insured under the policy.

 

Individual Life
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2526-A

No individual policy of life insurance delivered or issued for delivery in this State may provide more restrictive coverage for death resulting from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS Related Complex (ARC) or HIV related diseases than for death resulting from any other disease or sickness or exclude coverage for death resulting from AIDS, ARC or HIV related diseases. This section shall not apply to death by accident or accidental means.

 

Individual Life
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2750

No individual or family health insurance policy delivered or issued for delivery in this State may provide more restrictive benefits for sickness or disablement or the related expenses resulting from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS Related Complex (ARC) or HIV related diseases than for any other sickness or disabling condition or exclude benefits for AIDS, ARC or HIV related diseases except through an exclusion under which all sickness and diseases are treated the same. This section shall not apply to a policy providing benefits for specific diseases or accidental injury only.

 

Life and Disability
Unfair discrimination

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2159

1. No person shall make or permit any unfair discrimination between individuals of the same class and equal expectation of life in the rates charged for any contract of life insurance or of life annuity or in the dividends or other benefits payable thereon, or in any other of the terms and conditions of such contract. 
 
     2. No person may make or permit any unfair discrimination between individuals of the same class and of essentially the same hazard in the amount of premium, policy fees, or rates charged for any policy or contract of health insurance or in the benefits payable thereunder, or in any of the terms or conditions of such contract, or in any other manner whatever. Nothing in this provision prohibits an insurer from providing incentives for insureds to use the services of a particular provider. 
 
     3. It shall be an unfair trade practice in the business of insurance for any insurer to discriminate unfairly against any person who has tested positive for the presence of the human immunodeficiency antigen or the presence of an antibody to the human immunodeficiency virus or who has Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS, AIDS Related Complex (ARC) or HIV related diseases provided that nothing in this subsection prohibits an insurer from treating individuals of different classes and of unequal expectations of life, or essentially different hazards, differently in accordance with subsection 1 or 2.

 

Individual Disability
Required provisions; captions -- omissions -- substitutions

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2704

1. Except as provided in subsection 2, each such policy delivered or issued for delivery to any person in this State shall contain the provisions specified in sections 2705 to 2716, in the words in which the same appear; except that the insurer may, at its option, substitute for one or more of such provisions corresponding provisions of different wording approved by the superintendent which are in each instance not less favorable in any respect to the insured or the beneficiary. Each such provision shall be preceded individually by the applicable caption shown, or, at the option of the insurer, by such appropriate individual or group captions or subcaptions as the superintendent may approve.
 


     2. If any such provision is in whole or in part inapplicable to or inconsistent with the coverage provided by a particular form of policy, the insurer, with the approval of the superintendent, shall omit from such policy any inapplicable provision or part of a provision, and shall modify any inconsistent provision or part of a provision in such manner as to make the provision as contained in the policy consistent with the coverage provided by the policy.

 

Individual Disability
Entire contract -- changes

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2705

There shall be a provision as follows:

    Entire contract; changes: This policy, including the endorsements and the attached papers, if any, constitutes the entire contract of insurance. No change in this policy shall be valid until approved by an executive officer of the insurer and unless such approval be endorsed hereon or attached hereto. No agent has authority to change this policy or to waive any of its provisions.

 

Individual Disability
Time limit on certain defenses

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2706

There shall be a provision as follows: 

    Time limit on certain defenses: (a) After 3 years from the date of issue of this policy no misstatements, except fraudulent misstatements, made by the applicant in the application for such policy shall be used to void the policy or to deny a claim for loss incurred or disability, as defined in the policy, commencing after the expiration of such 3-year period.
 
     1. The foregoing policy provision shall not be so construed as to affect any legal requirement for avoidance of a policy or denial of a claim during such initial 3-year period, nor to limit the application of sections 2717 through 2723 in the event of misstatement with respect to age or occupation or other insurance. 
 
     2. A policy which the insured has the right to continue in force subject to its terms by the timely payment of premium (1) until at least age 50 or, 2 in the case of a policy issued after age 44, for at least 5 years from its date of issue, may contain in lieu of the foregoing the following provision, from which the clause in parentheses may be omitted at the insurer's option, under the caption "Incontestable:" 

    After this policy has been in force for a period of 3 years during the lifetime of the insured (excluding any period during which the insured is disabled), it shall become incontestable as to the statements contained in the application.
(b) No claim for loss incurred or disability, as defined in the policy, commencing after 3 years from the date of issue of this policy shall be reduced or denied on the ground that a disease or physical condition not excluded from coverage by name or specific description effective on the date of loss had existed prior to the effective date of coverage of this policy.

 

Individual Disability
Notice of claim

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2709

1. There shall be a provision as follows:

    Notice of claim: Written notice of claim must be given to the insurer within 20 days after the occurrence or commencement of any loss covered by the policy, or as soon thereafter as is reasonably possible. Notice given by or on behalf of the insured or the beneficiary to the insurer at (insert the location of such office as the insurer may designate for the purpose), or to any authorized agent of the insurer, with information sufficient to identify the insured, shall be deemed notice to the insurer.

 

Individual Disability
Claim forms

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2710

There shall be a provision as follows:

    Claim forms: The insurer, upon receipt of a notice of claim, will furnish to the claimant such forms as are usually furnished by it for filing proofs of loss. If such forms are not furnished within 15 days after the giving of such notice the claimant shall be deemed to have complied with the requirements of this policy as to proof of loss upon submitting, within the time fixed in the policy for filing proofs of loss, written proof covering the occurrence, the character and the extent of the loss for which claim is made.

 

Individual Disability
Proofs of loss

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2711

There shall be a provision as follows: 

    Proofs of loss: Written proof of loss must be furnished to the insurer at its said office in case of claim for loss for which this policy provides any periodic payment contingent upon continuing loss within 90 days after the termination of the period for which the insurer is liable and in case of claim for any other loss within 90 days after the date of such loss. Failure to furnish such proof within the time required shall not invalidate nor reduce any claim if it was not reasonably possible to give proof within such time, provided such proof is furnished as soon as reasonably possible and in no event, except in the absence of legal capacity, later than one year from the time proof is otherwise required.  

 

Individual Disability
Time of payment of claims

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2712

There shall be a provision as follows:

    Time of payment of claims: Indemnities payable under this policy for any loss other than loss for which this policy provides any periodic payment, will be paid immediately upon receipt of due written proof of such loss. Subject to due written proof of loss, all accrued indemnities for loss for which this policy provides periodic payment will be paid (insert period for payment which must not be less frequently than monthly) and any balance remaining unpaid upon the termination of liability will be paid immediately upon receipt of due written proof.

 

Individual Disability
Physical examination, autopsy

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2714

There shall be a provision as follows: 

    Physical examination and autopsy: The insurer at its own expense shall have the right and opportunity to examine the person of the insured when and as often as it may reasonably require during the pendency of a claim hereunder and to make an autopsy in case of death where it is not forbidden by law.

 

Individual Disability
Legal actions

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2715

There shall be a provision as follows:
 
    Legal actions: No action at law or in equity shall be brought to recover on this policy prior to the expiration of sixty days after written proof of loss has been furnished in accordance with the requirements of this policy. No such action shall be brought after the expiration of 3 years after the time written proof of loss is required to be furnished.

 

Individual Disability
Optional policy provisions

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2718

Except as provided in section 2704, subsection 2, no such policy delivered or issued for delivery to any person in this State shall contain provisions respecting the matters set forth in sections 2719 to 2728, unless such provisions are in the words in which the same appear in the applicable section, except that the insurer may, at its option, use in lieu of any such provision a corresponding provision of different wording approved by the superintendent which is not less favorable in any respect to the insured or the beneficiary. Any such provision contained in the policy shall be preceded individually by the appropriate caption or, at the option of the insurer, by such appropriate individual or group captions or subcaptions as the superintendent may approve.

 

Individual Disability
Misstatement of age

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2720

There may be a provision as follows:

    Misstatement of age: If the age of the insured has been misstated, all amounts payable under this policy shall be such as the premium paid would have purchased at the correct age.

 

Individual Disability
Illegal occupation

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2727

There may be a provision as follows: 

    Illegal occupation: The insurer shall not be liable for any loss to which a contributing cause was the insured's commission of or attempt to commit a felony or to which a contributing cause was the insured's being engaged in an illegal occupation.

 

Individual Disability
Intoxicants and narcotics

24-A M.R.S.A.
§ 2728

There may be a provision as follows:

    Intoxicants and narcotics: The insurer shall not be liable for any loss sustained or contracted in consequence of the insured's being intoxicated or under the influence of any narcotic, or of any hallucinogenic drug, unless administered on the advice of a physician.

 

AIDS and Medical Lifestyle Standards

Rule 490

The purpose of this rule is to clarify the standards applicable to written informed consent forms required to be completed by persons required to take a test for the presence of the antibody to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or for the Human Immunodeficiency Antigen by an insurer, nonprofit hospital service organization, nonprofit medical service organization, or a nonprofit health care plan, to establish standards for pretest and post-test counseling required to be provided to persons subject to testing as required by 5 M.R.S.A. Section 19203-A, and to establish standards for medical and lifestyle application questions and underwriting.

 

Notice Requirements
(For individual policies only)

Rule 585

All policies subject to this Rule shall include notice of the right:
1. To receive notification that an individual life insurance policy that has been in force for at least one year may not be terminated for nonpayment of premium, unless at least 21 days prior to the expiration of the policy’s grace period, the insurer has mailed a notice of cancellation to the policyholder and any third party designated by the policyholder by name and address in writing;
2. To designate a third party to receive notification pursuant to Section 4 of the Rule; and
3.  To change a third-party designation.

 

Third-Party Notice Request Form
(For individual policies only)

Rule 585

Insurers shall provide each policyholder with a "Third-Party Notice Request Form".  This form must comply with all requirements in Rule 585.

 

Reinstatement Due to Organic Brain Disease
(For individual policies only)

Rule 585

Pursuant to the requirements in Rule 585 all policies shall include notice of the right to seek reinstatement after cancellation, termination, or lapse, if loss of coverage is attributable to the policyholder’s affliction with organic brain disease.

 

Stranger Originated Life Insurance

24-A M.R.S.A. §6802-A(6) and §6802-A(12-A)

It is a fraudulent act for an insurance company or viatical settlement provider to commit, or permit its employees or its agents to engage in entering into stranger-originated life insurance.

"Stranger-originated life insurance" means an act or practice to initiate a life insurance policy for the benefit of a person who, at the time of the origination of the policy, has no insurable interest in the insured. "Stranger-originated life insurance" includes, but is not limited to, cases in which life insurance is purchased with resources or guarantees from or through a person who, at the time of the inception of the policy, could not lawfully initiate the policy and when, at the time of policy inception, there is an arrangement or agreement to directly or indirectly transfer the ownership of the policy or the policy benefits to another person. A trust that is created to give the appearance of insurable interest and is used to initiate policies for investors violates insurable interest laws and the prohibition against wagering on life.”

 

Last Updated: August 22, 2012