RS 22:205     

§205.  Uniform classes of policyholders and stipulated benefits; assessments

A.  The classification or grouping of policyholders into classes according to age and the value of the benefit provided in the policies shall be uniform and, except as hereinafter specified, all associations operating hereunder shall prescribe the same per capita rate of assessment for each class or age group entitled under the provisions of its policies to the same amount of benefit.

B.  The classification or groupings of policyholders and per capita assessment of each class or group shall be filed with the commissioner of insurance.

C.  Any association operating hereunder may issue policies embracing any or all the approved classifications or groupings of policyholders until December 31, 1982, and provide for the payment of benefits and per capita rates of assessment accordingly, but except as herein expressly authorized, shall not adopt any different classifications, groupings, or rates.

D.  Policies providing for benefits not in excess of one hundred fifty dollars may be issued to persons between the ages of seventy and ninety years at special rates approved by the commissioner of insurance.

E.  Policies may, in addition to the benefits herein specially authorized, provide for the payment of a thirty-five dollar benefit for children of policyholders who are stillborn or who die before reaching the age of three months.

F.  Assessments must be made often enough to provide funds to meet the current obligations of the association, keep out of debt, and maintain the reserve fund required by this Subpart, and in no case shall any association levy less than four assessments annually.  At least once every year there shall be furnished to all policyholders a statement of the receipts and disbursements since the previous statement, a list of the names of the policyholders who have died since the date of the previous statement, and the amount or value of the benefit furnished to each.

G.  All policyholders receiving policies more than sixty days prior to an assessment must be included in the assessment.

Acts 1958, No. 125.  Amended by Acts 1964, No. 152, §1; Acts 1981, No. 386, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1982; Redesignated from R.S. 22:345 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.