Relevant State Departments of Insurance Contact Info

Idaho Department of Insurance
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0043

Phone: (208) 334-4250

Fax: (208) 334-4398

Street Address

700 West State Street, 3rd Floor
Boise, Idaho 83720-0043

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WHAT IS THE REQUIRED HOLDING PERIOD?: 2 YEARS. See: Idaho Code § 41-1961(1).




WHEN DOES THE MONEY NEED TO BE IN ESCROW?: Idaho Code § 41-1960(9). The life settlement provider shall instruct the owner to send the executed documents required to effect the change in ownership, assignment or change in beneficiary directly to an independent escrow agent. Within three (3) business days after the date the escrow agent receives the documents, or from the date the life settlement provider receives the documents, if the owner erroneously provides the documents directly to the provider, the provider shall pay or transfer the proceeds of the life settlement into an escrow or trust account maintained in a state or federally chartered financial institution whose deposits are insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation (FDIC). Upon payment of the settlement proceeds into the escrow
account, the escrow agent shall deliver the original change in ownership, assignment or change in beneficiary forms to the life settlement provider or related provider trust or other designated representative of the life settlement provider. Upon the escrow agent’s receipt of the acknowledgment of the properly completed transfer of ownership, assignment or designation of beneficiary from the insurance company, the escrow agent shall pay the settlement proceeds to the owner.

IS THERE A NOTICE REQUIREMENT TO THE INSURED AFTER THE SALE?: YES. Idaho Code § 41-1959. Notice of change by provider. If the life settlement provider transfers ownership or changes the beneficiary of the insurance policy, the provider shall communicate in writing the change in ownership or beneficiary to the insured within twenty (20) days after the change.

IS THERE A NOTICE REQUIREMENT TO THE CARRIER BEFORE/AFTER THE SALE?: YES. Idaho Code § 41-1960(2) and (3). Within twenty (20) days after an owner executes documents necessary to transfer any rights under an insurance policy or within twenty (20) days of entering any agreement, option, promise or any other form of understanding, expressed or implied, to settle the policy, the life settlement provider shall give written notice to the insurer that issued that insurance policy that the policy has or will become a settled policy. The notice shall be accompanied by the documents required by subsection (3) of this section.

WHAT IS THE RESCISSION PERIOD?: Idaho Code § 41-1960(8). All life settlement contracts entered into in this state, or covering a resident of this state as owner, shall provide the owner with an absolute right to rescind the contract within twenty (20) calendar days of the date upon which the life settlement contract is executed by all parties. Rescission by the owner is conditioned upon the owner both giving notice and repaying to the life settlement provider within the rescission period all proceeds of the settlement and any premiums, loans and loan interest paid by or on behalf of the life settlement provider in connection with or as a consequence of the life settlement. If the insured dies during the rescission period, the life settlement contract shall be deemed to have been rescinded, subject to repayment to the life
settlement provider or other person of all life settlement proceeds, and any premiums, loans and loan interest that have been paid by the life settlement provider or other person. In the event of any rescission, if the life settlement provider has paid commissions or other compensation to a life settlement broker in connection with the rescinded transaction, the life settlement broker shall refund all such commissions and compensation to the life settlement provider within five (5) business days following receipt of written demand from the life settlement provider, which demand shall be accompanied by either the owner’s notice of rescission if rescinded at the election of the owner, or notice of the death of the insured if rescinded by reason of the death of the insured within the applicable rescission period.

IS THERE A VOC REQUIREMENT (OWN/STATE/NAIC FORM)?: YES – NAIC or OWN – Idaho Code § 41-1960(3)(d). A request for verification of coverage to the insurer that issued the life policy that is the subject of the life transaction. The NAIC’s form for verification of coverage shall be used unless another form is developed and approved by the director.

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