Related Resource Links
Broker – Individual Statement
Broker – Business Entity Statement
Notification by Life Insurance Producer of Action as Life Settlement Broker
Life Settlement Provider Statement
Relevant State Departments of Insurance Contact Info
North Dakota Insurance Department –
600 E Boulevard Ave.
Bismark, ND 58505-0320
Summary of the State:
- Summary Verbiage
TYPE OF LICENSE: LIFE SETTLEMENT
WHAT DOES THE STATE DEFINE AS CONTESTABLE?: 2 YEARS
WHAT IS THE REQUIRED HOLDING PERIOD?: 5 YEARS. N.D. Cent. Code, § 26.1-33.4-10(14).
WHEN DOES LICENSE NEED TO BE RENEWED?: N/A
IS BROKER COMPENSATION DISCLOSURE REQUIRED?: YES. See: N.D. Cent. Code, § 26.1-33.4-08(1)(h).
IS THERE A MINIMUM PAYMENT REQUIREMENT?: NO
WHEN DOES THE MONEY NEED TO BE IN ESCROW?: N.D. Cent. Code, § 26.1-33.4-10(10). Within three business days after receipt from the owner of documents to effect the transfer of the insurance policy, the provider shall pay the proceeds of the settlement to an escrow or trust account managed by a trustee or escrow agent in a state or federally chartered financial institution pending acknowledgment of the transfer by the issuer of the policy. The trustee or escrow agent must be required to transfer the proceeds due to the owner within three business days of the later to occur of the expiration of any then remaining rescission period or the escrow agent’s receipt of the acknowledgment of the properly completed transfer of ownership, assignment, or designation of beneficiary from the insurance company.
IS THERE A NOTICE REQUIREMENT TO THE INSURED AFTER THE SALE?: NO
IS THERE A NOTICE REQUIREMENT TO THE CARRIER BEFORE/AFTER THE SALE?: YES. N.D. Cent. Code, § 26.1-33.4-10(7). Within twenty days after an owner executes the life settlement contract, the provider shall give written notice to the insurer that issued that insurance policy that the policy has become subject to a life settlement contract. The notice must be accompanied by the documents required by subdivision b of subsection 2 of section 26.1-33.4-09.
WHAT IS THE RESCISSION PERIOD?: N.D. Cent. Code, § 26.1-33.4-10(9). All life settlement contracts entered in this state must provide the owner with a right to rescind the contract before the earlier of sixty calendar days after the date upon which the life settlement contract is executed by all parties or thirty calendar days after the life settlement proceeds have been sent to the escrow agent by or on behalf of the provider as provided in subsection 11. Rescission by the owner may be conditioned upon the owner giving notice and repaying to the provider within the rescission period all proceeds of the settlement and any premiums, loans, and loan interest paid by or on behalf of the provider in connection with or as a consequence of the life settlement. If the insured dies during the rescission period, the life settlement contract is deemed to have been rescinded, subject to repayment to the provider or purchaser of all life settlement proceeds and any premiums, loans, and loan interest that have been paid by the provider or purchaser, within sixty calendar days of the death of the insured. In the event of any rescission, if the provider has paid commissions or other compensation to a broker in connection with the rescinded transaction, the broker shall refund all the commissions and compensation to the provider within five business days following receipt of written demand from the provider, which demand must 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 – OWN – State Approved. N.D. Cent. Code, 26.1-33.4-10(2).
Consumers were paid over $750 Million by LISA Members for the sale of their unwanted life insurance policies
On May 3, the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) released findings from its 2021 Annual Market Data Collection Survey. The data collected represents summary closing…
The Evolution of Regulations that have Benefited the Consumer
The life settlement industry was born in 1911 when Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and his fellow justices ruled that life insurance is…
Combating Inflation with Life Settlement Earnings
Everything is getting more expensive these days. Gas prices are higher, food prices are higher, used car prices are higher—it seems like nothing right now…
How Did Insurance Policy Owners Earn $848 Million in 2020?
It’s true—according to “The Life Settlements Report” released by The Deal, 3,241 people sold their life insurance policies in 2020 for a combined total of…