§431:10D-206  Agent groups.  The lives of a group of individuals may be insured under a policy issued to a principal, or if such principal is a life insurer, by or to such principal covering when issued not less than twenty-five agents of the principal, subject to the following requirements:

     (1)  The agents eligible for insurance under the policy shall be those who are under contract to render personal services for the principal for a commission or other fixed or ascertainable compensation.

     (2)  The policy must insure either all of the agents or all of any class or classes thereof, except that if a policy is intended to insure several such classes it may be issued to insure any such class of which seventy-five per cent are covered and extended to other classes as seventy-five per cent thereof express the desire to be covered.

     (3)  The premium on the policy shall be paid by the principal or by the principal and the agents jointly. When the premium is paid by the principal and agents jointly and the benefits of the policy are offered to all eligible agents, the policy, when issued, must insure not less than seventy-five per cent of the agents.

     (4)  The amounts of insurance shall be based upon some plan which will preclude individual selection.

     (5)  The insurance shall be for the benefit of persons other than the principal.

     (6)  The policy shall terminate if, subsequent to issue the number of agents insured falls below twenty-five lives or seventy-five per cent of the number eligible and the contribution of the agents, if the premiums are on a renewable term insurance basis, exceed $1 per month per $1,000 of insurance coverage plus any additional premium per $1,000 of insurance coverage charged to cover one or more hazardous occupations.

     (7)  For the purpose of this section the term agents shall be deemed to include producers and salespersons. [L 1987, c 347, pt of §2; gen ch 1993; am L 2002, c 155, §72]