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Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 500. Insurance Code of 1956 § 500.3926

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Sec. 3926.  (1) This section applies to any long-term care policy or certificate issued in this state on or after June 1, 2007.

(2) An insurer shall provide all of the following information to the commissioner 30 days prior to making a long-term care insurance policy or certificate available for sale:

(a) A copy of the disclosure documents required in section 3925.  1

(b) An actuarial certification consisting of at least all of the following:

(i) A statement that the initial premium rate schedule is sufficient to cover anticipated costs under moderately adverse experience and that the premium rate schedule is reasonably expected to be sustainable over the life of the policy or certificate with no future premium increases anticipated.

(ii) A statement that the policy or certificate design and coverage provided have been reviewed and taken into consideration.

(iii) A statement that the underwriting and claims adjudication processes have been reviewed and taken into consideration.

(iv) A complete description of the basis for contract reserves that are anticipated to be held under the policy or certificate, with sufficient detail or sample calculations provided so as to have a complete depiction of the reserve amounts to be held, a statement that the assumptions used for reserves contain reasonable margins for adverse experience, a statement that the net valuation premium for renewal years does not increase except for attained-age rating where permitted, and a statement that the difference between the gross premium and the net valuation premium for renewal years is sufficient to cover expected renewal expenses or if such a statement cannot be made, a complete description of the situations where this does not occur.  An aggregate distribution of anticipated issues may be used as long as the underlying gross premiums maintain a reasonably consistent relationship.  If the gross premiums for certain age groups appear to be inconsistent with this requirement, the commissioner may request a demonstration under subsection (3) based on a standard age distribution.

(v) A statement that the premium rate schedule is not less than the premium rate schedule for existing similar policies or certificates also available from the insurer except for reasonable differences attributable to benefits or a comparison of the premium schedules for similar policies or certificates that are currently available from the insurer with an explanation of the differences.

(3) Prior to the expiration of the 30 days under subsection (2), the commissioner may request an actuarial demonstration that benefits are reasonable in relation to premiums.  The actuarial demonstration shall include either premium and claim experience on similar policies or certificates, adjusted for any premium or benefit differences, or relevant and credible data from other studies, or both.  If the commissioner asks for this additional information, the 30-day time period under subsection (2) is tolled until the commissioner receives the requested information.

1  M.C.L.A. § 500.3925.

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