(1) To the extent hereinafter provided, this regulation shall apply to any solicitation, negotiation or procurement of annuity contracts, or deposit funds accepted in conjunction with individual life insurance policies or with annuity contracts which are subject to this regulation, occurring within this state. The regulation shall apply to any issuer of life policies or annuity contracts, including fraternal mutual life insurers.
(2) This regulation shall apply to:
(a) Individual deferred annuities other than: (i) Variable annuities; (ii) investment annuities; and (iii) contracts registered with the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
(b) Deposit funds (i.e., arrangements under which amounts to accumulate at interest are paid in addition to life insurance premiums or annuity considerations under provisions of individual life insurance policies or annuity contracts).
(3) This regulation shall not apply to:
(a) Group annuity contracts whose cost is borne in whole or in part by the annuitant's employer or by an association of which the annuitant is a member. The cost of a contract shall not be deemed to be borne by an annuitant's employer to the extent the annuitant's salary is reduced or the annuitant foregoes a salary increase.
(b) Immediate annuity contracts.
(c) Policies or contracts issued in connection with employee benefit plans as defined by Section 3(3) of the Federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as amended from time to time.
(d) A single advance payment of specific premiums equal to the discounted value of such premiums.
(e) A policyholder's deposit account established primarily to facilitate payment of regular premiums and where the anticipated balance of such account does not exceed twice the sum of the premiums payable in one year on all policies for which premiums are being paid from such account.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
, and 48.30.090
. WSR 79-07-052 (Order R 79-1), § 284-23-320, filed 6/25/79, effective 4/1/80.]