3915.14 Filing of forms of policies.

(A) No policy of life insurance, nor any indorsement, rider, or application which becomes or is designed to become a part of any such policy, shall be delivered, issued for delivery, or used in this state, or be issued by a life insurance company organized under the laws of this state, until thirty days after the form of said policy, indorsement, rider, or application has been filed with the superintendent of insurance, unless within that time the superintendent gives the insurance company written approval for the use of the form.

(B) No individual or group annuity policy or contract, including, but not limited to, a guaranteed investment contract, deposit administration contract, funding agreement, structured settlement agreement, or similar types, excluding those required to be filed with the superintendent pursuant to section 3911.011 of the Revised Code, and no certificate, endorsement, rider, or application which becomes or is designed to become a part of any such policy, contract, or agreement, shall be delivered, issued for delivery, or used in this state, or be issued by a life insurance company organized under the laws of this state, until thirty days after the form of said policy, contract, agreement, certificate, endorsement, rider, or application has been filed with the superintendent, unless within that time the superintendent gives the insurance company written approval for the use of the form.

(C) When the superintendent finds within such thirty-day period that the form filed contains any language that is prohibited by any law of this state, including any rule of the superintendent, or is inconsistent, ambiguous, misleading, deceptive, or likely to mislead an applicant or policyholder, the superintendent shall give written notice of such finding to the insurance company that filed the form, and thereafter the insurance company shall not deliver, issue for delivery, or use the form.

The superintendent's action is subject to review by any court of competent jurisdiction, subject to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3915.14

History. Effective Date: 09-16-1970; 09-13-2004