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Insurance Companies Act (Northern Ireland) 1968

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Section 44.

[F1SCHEDULE 3N.I.RULES FOR VALUING POLICIES AND LIABILITIES

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F1Rep. with saving, 1973 c. 58; 1976 NI 3; 1980 c. 25

Life PoliciesN.I.

1(1)The value of a life policy shall be the difference between the present value of the reversion in the sum assured according to the contingency upon which it is payable, including any bonus or addition thereto made before the commencement of the winding up, and the present value of the future annual premiums.N.I.

(2)In calculating such present values interest shall be assumed at such rate, and the rate of mortality according to such tables, as the court may direct.

(3)The premium to be calculated shall be such premium as according to the said rate of interest and rate of mortality is sufficient to provide for the risk incurred by the office in issuing the policy, exclusive of any addition thereto for office expenses and other charges.

N.I.Annuities

2An annuity shall be valued according to the tables used by the company which granted the annuity at the time of granting it, or, where those tables cannot be ascertained or adopted to the satisfaction of the court, according to such rate of interest and table of mortality as the court may direct.N.I.

N.I.Capital redemption policies

3(1)The value of a capital redemption policy shall be the difference between the present value of the sum assured according to the date at which it is payable, including any bonus or addition thereto made before the commencement of the winding up, and the present value of the future annual premiums.N.I.

(2)In calculating such present values, interest shall be assumed at such rate as the court may direct.

(3)The premium to be calculated shall be such premium as, according to the said rate of interest, is sufficient to provide for the sum assured by the policy, exclusive of any addition thereto for office expenses and other charges.

N.I.Policies other than life policies and capital redemption policies

4The value of a current policy of any kind other than a life policy or a capital redemption policy shall be such portion of the last premium paid as is proportionate to the unexpired portion of the period in respect of which the premium was paid: but this rule shall not apply to a policy of insurance upon goods, merchandise or property on board of a vessel or aircraft, or a policy of insurance against transit risks or risks incidental to transit, but any such policy shall be valued in like manner as it would have been valued if this Act had not passed.N.I.

5The present value of a periodic payment under a policy, being a payment in respect of personal injury or disease shall in the case of total permanent incapacity, be such an amount as would, if invested in [F2 the purchase under the Government Annuities Act 1929 [1929 c.29] of a savings bank annuity], purchase an annuity equal to seventy-five per cent. of the annual value of the periodic payment, and, in any other case, shall be such proportion of that amount as may, under the circumstances of the case, be proper.]N.I.

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