New York Holds Carrier Can’t Deny Term Conversion for SettlementPosted March 30th, 2011
The New York Department of Insurance, Office of General Counsel, held on February 25, 2011 that insurance carriers cannot refuse to convert a term policy to a permanent policy on the ground that the policy will be sold on the secondary market. The primary issue in the case was whether the converted policy is a “new” policy that must satisfy anew the insurable interest requirement. Nevertheless, this ruling will not affect all term policies, since many term life insurance policies are not convertible. Read this complete analysis of the impact at AdvisorFX (sign up for a free trial subscription with full access to all of the planning libraries and client presentations if you are not already a subscriber).
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