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New Hampshire Insurance Department –
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 14
Concord, NH 03301

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TYPE OF LICENSE LIFE SETTLEMENT

WHAT DOES THE STATE DEFINE AS CONTESTABLE?: 2 YEARS

WHAT IS THE REQUIRED HOLDING PERIOD?: 5 YEARS. See: RSA 408-D:12(II).

WHEN DOES LICENSE NEED TO BE RENEWED?: RSA 408-D:3(III). Licenses may be renewed from year to year on the anniversary date upon payment of the annual renewal fees specified in RSA 400-A:29.

IS BROKER COMPENSATION DISCLOSURE REQUIRED?: YES. See: RSA 408-D:9(I)(i).

IS THERE A MINIMUM PAYMENT REQUIREMENT?: NO

WHEN DOES THE MONEY NEED TO BE IN ESCROW?: RSA 408-D:11(VIII). Within 3 business days after the date the escrow agent receives the document, (or from the date the life settlement provider receives the documents), if the viator erroneously pro-vides the documents directly to the life settlement provider, the life settlement 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 viator.

IS THERE A NOTICE REQUIREMENT TO THE INSURED AFTER THE SALE?: YES. RSA 408-D:9(III). If the life settlement provider transfers ownership or changes the beneficiary of the insurance policy, the life settlement provider shall communicate in writing the change in ownership or beneficiary to the insured within 20 days after the change.

IS THERE A NOTICE REQUIREMENT TO THE CARRIER BEFORE/AFTER THE SALE?: YES. RSA 408-D:11(I)(b). Within 20 days after a viator executes documents necessary to transfer any rights under an insurance policy or within 20 days of entering any agreement, option, promise, or any other form of understanding, expressed or implied, to viaticate 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 viaticated policy. The notice shall be accompanied by the documents required by subparagraph (c).

WHAT IS THE RESCISSION PERIOD?: RSA 408-D:11(VI). All life settlement contracts entered into in this state shall provide the viator with an absolute right to rescind the life settlement contract before the earlier of 30 calendar days after the date upon which the life settlement contract is executed by all parties or 15 calendar days after the life settlement proceeds have been sent to the viator as provided in RSA 408-D:9, I(f). Rescission by the viator may be conditioned upon the viator 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 contract. 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 life settlement purchaser of all life settlement proceeds, and any premiums, loans, and loan interest that have been paid by the life settlement provider or life settlement purchaser, which shall be paid within 60 calendar days of the death of the insured. In the event of any rescission, if the life settlement provider has paid commissions or other compensation to a life settlement producer in connection with the rescinded transaction, the life settlement producer shall refund all such commissions and compensation to the life settlement provider within 5 business days following receipt of written demand from the life settlement provider, which demand shall be accompanied by either the viator’s notice of rescission if rescinded at the election of the viator, 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 – State Approved. See: RSA 408-D:11(I)(c).

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