(1) Reserves, as calculated without regard to this section, may, under some circumstances, be less than the cash surrender value or the policy value. In such instances, the reserves shall be increased to be equal to the largest of the cash surrender value, the reserve for the policy value less the surrender charges or the policy reserve. The policy value, to the extent it is guaranteed in the present and future years, shall be prefunded in accordance with the principles of the commissioner's reserve valuation method. The policy reserve shall be calculated by the commissioner's reserve valuation method for the fixed premium fixed benefit plan with all present values based on the most conservative of the mortality and interest assumptions defined by the policy guarantees for the purpose of defining benefits, or for the purpose of valuation.
(2) For testing to see if the basic policy reserves calculation pursuant to WAC 284-84-030
is sufficient to cover a scale of cash surrender values, some of which exceed the CRVM basic policy reserves calculation in such section, or for testing a scale of gross premium rates, some or all of which may be less than the basic policy reserve valuation net premium, the mortality table and interest rates applicable at the actual date of issue for the calculation of minimum policy reserves may be used. Should such testing indicate the need for increased reserves, the reserves as calculated under the assumptions in WAC 284-84-040
would be carried.
(3) Reserves for policies where the policy value is developed within the structure of their main benefits shall employ the greater of the cash surrender value or the reserve for the policy value less the surrender charges in the testing pursuant to subsection (2) of this section. Alternatively, a separate reserve may be entered on page 3, line 11 of the statutory statement for the excess of the policy value over the guaranteed cash value.
(4) Reserves for policies where the policy value is provided in a separate policy provision shall employ the cash surrender value in the testing of such value pursuant to subsection (2) of this section and reserve for the policy value separately.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 86-02-011 (Order R 85-5), § 284-84-050, filed 12/20/85.]