To establish disclosures to viators of reconciliation of funds.  


  • RULE NO: RULE TITLE
    69O-204.101: Disclosures to Viator of Disbursement
    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To establish disclosures to viators of reconciliation of funds.
    SUMMARY: Disclosures.
    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
    SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 626.9925 FS.
    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 626.9925 FS.
    IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
    DATE AND TIME: January 7, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
    PLACE: 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Bernie Stoffel, Office of Insurance Regulation, E-mail bernie.stoffel@fldfs.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Bernie Stoffel, Office of Insurance Regulation, E-mail bernie.stoffel@fldfs.com.

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

    VIATICAL SETTLEMENTS

    69O-204.101 Disclosures to Viator of Disbursement

    (1) Prior to or concurrently with a viator’s execution of a viatical settlement contract, the viatical settlement provider shall provide to the viator, in duplicate, a disclosure statement in legible written form disclosing:

    (a) The name of each viatical settlement broker who receives or is to receive compensation and the amount of compensation received by that broker. For the purpose of this section, compensation includes anything of value paid or given by or at the direction of a viatical settlement provider or person acquiring an interest in the life insurance policy to the viatical settlement broker in connection with the viatical settlement contract; and

    (b) A complete reconciliation of the gross offer or bid by the viatical settlement provider to the net amount of proceeds or value to be received by the viator. For the purpose of this section, gross offer or bid shall mean the total amount or value offered by the viatical settlement provider for the purchase of one or more life insurance policies, inclusive of commissions, compensation, fees or other expenditures related to the transaction.

    (2) The disclosure statement shall be signed and dated by the viator prior to or concurrently with the viator’s execution of a viatical settlement contract with the duplicate copy of the disclosure statement to be retained by the viator.

    (3) If a viatical settlement contract has been entered into and the contract is subsequently amended or if there is any change in the viatical settlement provider’s gross offer or bid amount or change in the information provided in the disclosure statement to the viator the viatical settlement provider shall provide, in duplicate, an amended disclosure statement to the viator, containing the information in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b). The amended disclosure statement shall be signed and dated by the viator with the duplicate copy of the amended disclosure statement to be retained by the viator.

    (4) Prior to a viatical settlement provider’s execution of a viatical settlement contract, the viatical settlement provider shall obtain the signed and dated disclosure statement and any amended disclosure statement required by this section from each viatical settlement broker receiving compensation or the viator, in transactions where no broker is used.

    (5) The documentation required in this section shall be maintained by the viatical settlement provider pursuant to the provisions set forth in Subsection 626.9922(2), Florida Statutes and shall be available to the office at any time for copying and inspection upon reasonable notice to the viatical settlement provider.

    Specific Authority 624.308(1), 626.9925 FS. Law Implemented 626.9925 FS. History–New________.


    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Jovita Ashton, Director, Office of Insurance Regulation
    NAME OF SUPERVISOR OR PERSON WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Mary Beth Senkewicz, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Insurance Regulation
    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: November 14, 2007
    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAW: August 24, 2007

Document Information

Comments Open:
11/30/2007
Summary:
Disclosures.
Purpose:
To establish disclosures to viators of reconciliation of funds.
Rulemaking Authority:
626.9925 FS.
Law:
626.9925 FS.
Contact:
Bernie Stoffel, Office of Insurance Regulation, E-mail bernie.stoffel@fldfs.com.
Related Rules: (1)
69O-204.101.