The search shall be completed within a year

Tighten Rules for Carriers and Unclaimed Assets

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ draft law prescribes several new parameters for insurers to hunt down unclaimed assets in life insurance and annuity contracts.

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“If the insurer conducts death master file searches for any of its other lines of insurance business more frequently than semi annually, then the insurer must conduct a death master file search for all lines of business with the same frequency,” the draft law states under Section 4 outlining insurer conduct.

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Also, searches must include compound last names, maiden or married names, “and hyphens, blank space of apostrophes in last names,” as well as transpositions of the month and death portions of a data of birth.

moncler outlet sale Under the NAIC proposal, life and annuity carriers have a maximum of four months between the time a carrier learns that a policyholder has died to begin a “thorough search” of unclaimed assets. The search shall be completed within a year. moncler outlet sale

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