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(1) This section does not apply to policies issued on or after the operative date of 33-20-208.
(2)(a) Except as provided in subsection (3), the adjusted premiums for any policy shall be calculated on an annual basis and shall be such uniform percentage of the respective premiums specified in the policy for each policy year, excluding extra premiums on a substandard policy, that the present value, at the date of issue of the policy, of all such adjusted premiums shall be equal to the sum of:
(i) the then present value of the future guaranteed benefits provided for by the policy;
(ii) 2% of the amount of the insurance if the insurance be uniform in amount or of the equivalent uniform amount, as hereinafter defined, if the amount of insurance varies with the duration of the policy;
(iii) 40% of the adjusted premium for the first policy year;
(iv) 25% of either the adjusted premium for the first policy year or the adjusted premium for a whole life policy of the same uniform or equivalent uniform amount with uniform premiums for the whole of life issued at the same age for the same amount of insurance, whichever is less.
(b) In applying the percentages specified in subsections (iii) and (iv) above, no adjusted premiums shall be deemed to exceed 4% of the amount of insurance or uniform amount equivalent thereto.
(c) Whenever the plan or term of a policy has been changed, either by request of the insured or automatically in accordance with the provisions of the policy, the date of inception of the changed policy for the purposes of determining a nonforfeiture benefit or cash surrender value shall be the date as of which the age of the insured is determined for the purposes of the changed policy. The date of issue of a policy for the purposes of this subsection shall be the date as of which the rated age of the insured is determined.
(d)(i) In the case of a policy providing an amount of insurance varying with the duration of the policy, the equivalent uniform amount thereof for the purpose of the preceding subsections (a) and (b) shall be deemed to be the uniform amount of insurance provided by an otherwise similar policy, containing the same endowment benefit or benefits, if any, issued at the same age and for the same term, the amount of which does not vary with duration and the benefits under which have the same present value at the date of issue as the benefits under the policy.
(ii) In the case of a policy for a varying amount of insurance issued on the life of a child under age 10, the equivalent uniform amount may be computed as though the amount of insurance provided by the policy prior to the attainment of age 10 were the amount provided by such policy at age 10.
(3)(a) The adjusted premiums for any policy providing term insurance benefits by rider or supplemental policy provision shall be equal to (i) the adjusted premiums for an otherwise similar policy issued at the same age without such term insurance benefits, increased, during the period for which premiums for such term insurance benefits are payable, by (ii) the adjusted premiums for such term insurance.
(b) The foregoing items (a)(i) and (a)(ii) being calculated separately and as specified in subsection (2) except that, for the purposes of (ii), (iii), and (iv) of subsection (2), the amount of insurance or equivalent uniform amount of insurance used in the calculation of the adjusted premiums referred to in (a)(ii) of this subsection shall be equal to the excess of the corresponding amount determined for the entire policy over the amount used in the calculation of the adjusted premiums in (a)(i) of this subsection.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Montana Title 33. Insurance and Insurance Companies § 33-20-204. Adjusted premium - last updated April 27, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mt/title-33-insurance-and-insurance-companies/mt-code-ann-sect-33-20-204/
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