(1) "Conservation" means any attempt by the existing insurer or an insurance producer to dissuade a policyowner from the replacement of existing life insurance or annuity. Conservation does not include such routine administrative procedures as late payment reminders, late payment offers or reinstatement offers.
(2) "Direct-response sales" means any sale of life insurance or annuity where the insurer does not utilize an insurance producer in the sale or delivery of the policy.
(3) "Existing insurer" means the insurance company whose policy is or will be changed or terminated in such a manner as described within the definition of "replacement."
(4) "Existing life insurance or annuity" means any life insurance or annuity in force, including life insurance under a binding or conditional receipt or a life insurance policy or annuity that is within an unconditional refund period.
(5) "Replacing insurer" means the insurance company that issues or proposes to issue a new policy or contract which is a replacement of existing life insurance or annuity.
(6) "Registered contract" means variable annuities, investment annuities, variable life insurance under which the death benefits and cash values vary in accordance with unit values of investments held in a separate account, or any other contracts issued by life insurance companies which are registered with the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
(3)(a) and 48.17.010
(5). WSR 11-01-159 (Matter No. R 2010-09), § 284-23-420, filed 12/22/10, effective 1/22/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 87-14-015 (Order R 87-6), § 284-23-420, filed 6/23/87, effective 9/1/87; WSR 80-05-098 (Order R 80-5), § 284-23-420, filed 5/2/80, effective 10/1/80.]