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  377.200.  Stipulated premium companies defined — penalty for unlawful use of term. — Any corporation, company or association issuing policies or certificates promising money or other benefits to a member or policyholder, or upon his decease to his legal representatives, or to beneficiaries designated by him, which money or benefit is derived from stipulated premiums collected in advance from its members or policyholders, and from interest and other accumulations and wherein the money or other benefits so realized is applied to or accumulated solely for the use and purposes of the corporation as herein specified, and for the necessary expenses of the corporation, and the prosecution and enlargement of its business, and which shall comply with all the provisions of sections 377.200 to 377.460, shall be deemed to be engaged in the business of life insurance upon the stipulated premium plan and shall be subject only to the provisions of sections 377.200 to 377.460, except that the provisions of chapters 374 and 375, and sections 376.291 to 376.330, 376.675, 376.770 to 376.795*, 376.500 to 376.510, and 376.590 to 376.600 shall be applicable. It shall be unlawful for any corporation, company or association not having complied with the provisions of sections 377.200 to 377.460 to use the term "stipulated premium" in its application or contracts, or to print or write the same in its policies or literature.


(RSMo 1939 § 5873, A.L. 1949 p. 310, A.L. 1967 p. 516, A.L. 2007 S.B. 66)

Prior revisions:  1929 § 5762; 1919 § 6172; 1909 § 6966

*Section 376.795 was repealed by H.B. 262, 1967.

(1954) The supervisory powers of the director of insurance under chapter 375, RSMo and particularly §§ 375.560 and 375.640 relating to the power to take charge of and wind up the affairs of insurance companies apply to stipulated premium companies. Old Reliable Soc. v. Leggett, 364 Mo. 630, 265 S.W.2d 302.

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