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31 Pa. Code § 73.141. Credit insurance on lease transactions.

§ 73.141. Credit insurance on lease transactions.

 (a)  General requirements. Credit insurance may be provided in connection with lease transactions. This section supersedes other provisions of this chapter to the extent that the provisions would otherwise relate to credit insurance on lease transactions.

 (b)  Identification. Any credit insurance program designed for use with lease transactions shall be identified as such when filed with the Department in accordance with §  73.136 (relating to filing of forms and rates).

 (c)  Lease filing. Insurers shall file a lease form and lease worksheet for each total monthly lease payment calculation method. An insurer, which has received approval of filed insurance forms, premiums and refund calculations for use with a particular monthly lease payment calculation method, may use the approved forms, premiums and refund calculations with any lease form providing for the same method. Approved insurance forms may be used with a different total monthly lease payment calculation method if the insurer files the lease form and receives approval of premium and refund calculations. The premium and refund calculations shall be consistent with the manner in which the newly filed total monthly lease payment is calculated.

 (d)  Lease payment methodology. Insurers shall include with the premium rate filing the methodology for calculating the actual monthly lease payment, including factors such as taxes, depreciation, interest, insurance premiums and service fees.

 (e)  Coverage basis. The decreasing credit life insurance benefit or credit life insurance with TPD benefit shall equal the decreasing term lease insurance amount, as defined in §  73.103 (relating to definitions). If the residual amount of a lease transaction is insured, the insurance shall be provided on a level term basis.

 (f)  Benefit amount. The monthly A and H insurance benefit and the involuntary unemployment insurance benefit shall equal the amount of each monthly lease payment, subject to any maximum monthly benefit specified in the group policy and group certificate or individual policy. No credit A and H or involuntary unemployment insurance may be provided on the residual amount.

 (g)  Payment to beneficiary. If the credit life or TPD proceeds are applied to continue lease payments, the difference between the sum of the remaining payments plus the amount of level insurance, if applicable, and the sum of the present value of the remaining payments plus the present value of the residual payment, if applicable, shall be paid to the named beneficiary or the estate of the debtor regardless of whether the benefit is paid to the creditor as a lump sum or in installments. The present value shall be calculated using an interest rate not less than 5%.

 (h)  Single premium calculation. If premiums for credit life insurance or credit life insurance with TPD benefit are payable on a single premium basis, the single premium shall equal the sum of the following:

   (1)  The single premium for decreasing insurance with an amount of initial insured indebtedness equal to the initial amount of decreasing lease insurance, as defined in §  73.103, and with a number of equal monthly installments equal to the number of months in the lease term, less the number of monthly installments paid at the beginning of the lease.

   (2)  The single premium for level insurance with an amount of insurance equal to the amount of level lease insurance, as defined in §  73.103, and with a number of monthly installments equal to the number of months in the lease term.

 (i)  Single premium formula filing. Every insurer shall submit its formula for calculating the single premiums for the life, life with TPD, A and H, involuntary unemployment and voluntary unemployment insurance coverages consistent with the calculation of the monthly lease payment.

Cross References

   This section cited in 31 Pa. Code §  73.107 (relating to accident and health insurance benefits); and 31 Pa. Code §  73.110 (relating to involuntary unemployment insurance benefits).

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