Scheduled Premium

Section 15. Schedule Premium Policy.
The definition of a "scheduled premium policy" was added by the 1983 amendments to the Model Regulation. It is
intended and to establish the perimeters of contemporary "traditional" variable life insurance policies. Specifically, a
variable life insurance policy is classified as a "scheduled premium" policy if the insurer has established (or "fixed") both
the amount of required premium payments and the times at which they are to be paid. Typically, under a scheduled
premium policy, if a premium is not paid in accordance with the "schedule'' which has been "fixed" by the insurer, and if
the non-payment of premium is not remedied within the applicable grace period, the policy lapses, triggering the operation
of non-forfeiture options.
It should be noted that a policy would not necessarily be classified as a "scheduled premium" policy simply because the
specifications page might set forth a "planned premium" (a concept characteristic of current universal life insurance
policies). This is because the planned premium, in most cases, is set by the insured, not the insurer.
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