17B:17-28 Use of death index by insurer.
3. a. Every insurer shall use the death index to cross-check every policy and account subject to this act no less frequently than on a semi-annual basis, except as specified in section 6 of this act. An insurer may perform the cross-check using the updates made to the death index since the date of the last cross-check performed by the insurer, provided that the insurer performs the cross-check using the entire death index at least once. The commissioner may promulgate rules and regulations that allow an insurer to perform the cross-checks less frequently than semi-annually.
b. The cross-checks shall be performed using the social security number, the name, and date of birth of the insured or account holder.
C.If an insurer only has a partial name, social security number, date of birth, or combination thereof, of the insured or account holder under a policy or account, the insurer shall use the available information to perform the cross check.
d. Every insurer shall implement reasonable procedures to account for common variations in data that would otherwise preclude an exact match with a death index.
L.2017, c.236, s.3.
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