Ins. Code Section 1105.012
Progression of Cash Surrender Values
(a)This section applies only to a policy issued on or after January 1, 1985.
(b)Any cash surrender value available under a policy to which this section applies on default in the payment of a premium due on any policy anniversary must be in an amount that does not differ by more than two-tenths of one percent of the amount of insurance, if the insurance is uniform in amount, or the average amount of insurance at the beginning of each of the first 10 policy years, from the sum of:
(1)the greater of:
(B)the basic cash value as determined under Subsection (c); and
(2)the present value of any existing paid-up additions minus the amount of any indebtedness to the company under the policy.
(c)The basic cash value must be equal to the present value, on the applicable policy anniversary, of the future guaranteed benefits that would have been available under the policy, excluding any existing paid-up additions and before deduction of any indebtedness to the company, had there not been a default, less the then present value of the nonforfeiture factors specified by Subsection (d) corresponding to premiums that would have become due on and after that anniversary. The effects on the basic cash value of supplemental life insurance or annuity benefits or of family coverage, as described by Section 1105.007 (Computation of Cash Surrender Value Following Default) or 1105.151, as applicable, must be the same as the effects specified by Section 1105.007 (Computation of Cash Surrender Value Following Default) or 1105.151, as applicable, on the cash surrender values determined under the applicable section.
(d)The nonforfeiture factor for each policy year must be an amount equal to a percentage of the adjusted premium for the policy year, as computed under Section 1105.052 (Computation of Adjusted Premiums Using Nonforfeiture Net Level Premium Method) or 1105.151, as applicable. That percentage must:
(1)be the same percentage for each policy year between the second policy anniversary and the later of:
(A)the fifth policy anniversary; or
(B)the first policy anniversary at which there is available under the policy a cash surrender value in an amount, before including any paid-up additions and before deducting any indebtedness, of at least two-tenths of one percent of:
(i)the amount of insurance, if the insurance is uniform in amount; or
(ii)the average amount of insurance at the beginning of each of the first 10 policy years; and
(2)be such that each percentage after the later of the policy anniversaries specified by Subdivision (1) applies to at least five consecutive policy years.
(e)Notwithstanding Subsection (d), the basic cash value may not be less than the value that would be obtained if the adjusted premiums for the policy, as computed under Section 1105.052 (Computation of Adjusted Premiums Using Nonforfeiture Net Level Premium Method) or 1105.151, as applicable, were substituted for the nonforfeiture factors in the computation of the basic cash value.
(f)In this section:
(1)an adjusted premium or present value for a particular policy must be computed on the same mortality and interest bases as those used to demonstrate that the policy complies with the other sections of this chapter; and
(2)the cash surrender values must include any endowment benefits available under the policy.
(g)The amount of any cash surrender value available other than on default in payment of a premium due on a policy anniversary, and the amount of any paid-up nonforfeiture benefits available under the policy on default in the payment of a premium, must be determined in a manner consistent with the manner specified by Section 1105.004 (Required Nonforfeiture Provisions), 1105.007 (Computation of Cash Surrender Value Following Default), 1105.008 (Computation of Cash Surrender Value on Surrender Following Policy Anniversary), 1105.009 (Computation of Paid-up Nonforfeiture Benefits), 1105.010 (Proration of Values; Net Value of Paid-up Additions), 1105.011 (Inclusion of Certain Additional Benefits in Computing Nonforfeiture Benefits Not Required), or Subchapter B to determine the analogous minimum amount. The amounts of any cash surrender value or paid-up nonforfeiture benefits granted in connection with additional benefits, such as those listed in Section 1105.011 (Inclusion of Certain Additional Benefits in Computing Nonforfeiture Benefits Not Required)(b), must comply with the principles of this section.
Section 1105.012 — Progression of Cash Surrender Values,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.1105.htm#1105.012 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).