Chapter 5- Underwriting and Policy Issue

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A Medical Information Report (MIB) report may disclose which of the following
Prior preferred rating
Prior use of marjuana
Prior lapsing of policy
Prior bankruptcy judgement

Prior use of marjuana

An incomplete life insurance application submitted to an insurer will result in which of these actions?

Application will be returned to the writing agent

A life insurance application must be signed by all of these EXCEPT
the policyowner
the agent
the insured (if an adult)


A statement made by an insured in an insurance application that must be true to the best of one’s knowledge and which becomes a part of the contract is known as

a representation

Which of these terms accurately defines an underwriter’s assessment of information on a life insurance application?

Risk classification

M completes an application for life insurance but does not pay the initial premium. All of these actions must occur before M’s policy goes into effect EXCEPT

policy is delivered
free-look period has expired
insurance company issues policy
initial premium is collected

free-look period has expired

A student pilot can pay regular premium costs for her life insurance policy with the addition of which of the following?

Aviation exclusion

Why is an applicant’s signature required on a life insurance application?

To attest that the statements on the application are accurate to the best of the applicant’s knowledge

Before a life insurance policy is issued, which of these components of the contract is required?

Applicant’s signature on application

What is the purpose of a Policy Summary?

It highlights the critical parts of the policy issued

n order for coverage on a non-medical insurance application to take effect the same day, the producer must collect a signed application and

the initial premium

On January 8, an applicant filled out an application for a life insurance policy but did not include the initial premium. The insurance company approved the application on January 14 and issued the policy January 15. The producer delivered the policy on January 26 and collected the first premium. When did the coverage become effective?

January 26

P completes an application for a $10,000 life policy, but does not give the producer the initial premium. P’s coverage becomes effective when

P receives the policy and pays the premium

Any changes made on an insurance application requires the initials of whom?

The applicant

What is being delivered during a policy delivery?

Insurance contract to the proposed insured

An underwriter determines that an applicant’s risk should be recategorized due to a health issue. This policy may be issued with a(n)

exclusion for the medical condition

What is the purpose of the U.S.A. Patriot Act?

Detect and deter terrorism

Upon delivery of a rated life insurance policy, the Producer must obtain each of the following EXCEPT
Signed HIPAA disclosure
Signed amendment
Signed statement of Good Health
The required premium

Signed HIPAA disclosure

An agent gives a conditional receipt to a client for an insurance policy after collecting the initial premium. When will the policy become effective?

When the conditions of the receipt are met

An applicant’s medical information received from the Medical Information Bureau (MIB) may be furnished to the

applicant’s physician

What action should a producer take if the initial premium is NOT submitted with the application?

Forward the application to the insurer without the initial premium

P is a producer who notices 5 questions on a life application were not answered. What actions should P take?

Set up a meeting with the applicant to answer the remaining questions

Under the USA Patriot Act, insurers are required to report receipt of cash payments in excess of


Which of these actions should a producer take when submitting an insurance application to an insurer?
Issue a binding receipt to applicant if no initial premium is submitted
Disclose to the applicant the amount of commissions to be earned on this transaction
Inform insurer of relevant information not included on the application
Arrange for a copy of the Attending Physician Statement (APS) to be sent to the producer

Inform insurer of relevant information not included on the application

What would the Medical Information Bureau (MIB) identify?

Testing positive for marijuana use from a previous screening

Which Federal law allows an insurer to obtain an inspection report on a potential insured?

Fair Credit Reporting Act

Which parts of a life insurance policy are guaranteed to be true?


At what time must a policyowner have insurable interest on the insured in order for the life policy to be valid?

At the time of application

On delivery of a policy, a signed statement of good health is typically requested if

The application was submitted without the initial premium

ABC Insurance Company has accepted a life insurance application which contains unanswered questions. The company then makes the application part of the life contract. In this situation, the insurer has

waived one of its legal rights

When a policyowner cash surrenders a Universal Life insurance policy in it’s early years, this may be considered a red flag for a(n)

Anti-Money Laundering violation

An insurance company may NOT reject a prospective insured’s life application on the basis of which of the following factors?


Which of these do NOT constitute policy delivery?
Policy mailed to applicant
Policy mailed to agent
Policy delivered to the applicant by the agent
Policy issued with a rating

Policy issued with a rating

All of these are considered sources of underwriting information about an applicant EXCEPT
Inspection Report
Credit Report
Rating Services
Medical Information Bureau

Rating Services

Consumer reports requested by an underwriter during the application process of a life insurance policy can be used to determine

probability of making timely premium payments

Information obtained from a phone conversation to the proposed insured can be found in which of these reports?

Inspection Report

The USA Patriot Act was enacted in


K is an agent who takes an application for individual life insurance and accepts a check from the client. He submits the application and check to the insurance company, however the check was never signed by the applicant. If the application is approved, when will coverage be effective?

The date the agent delivered the policy, collected the initial premium, and obtained a good health statement from the insured

T applies for a life insurance policy and is told by the producer that the insurer is bound to the coverage as of the date of the application or medical examination, whichever is later. Assuming that T is an acceptable risk, what item is given to T?

conditional receipt

On August 6, D submitted an application for a $50,000 Life Insurance policy and did not pay the initial premium. On August 18, D went to his doctor complaining of chest pains and some tests were given by the doctor. The life policy was delivered by the producer on August 20 and D explains what had recently taken place with the doctor. What action should the producer then take?

Collect initial premium along with a signed health statement

When an insurance application is taken by a producer, which of these statements is true?

Any changes made on the application require the applicant’s initials

Q applied for life insurance and submitted the initial premium on January 1. The policy was issued February 1, but it was not delivered by the agent until February 7. Q is dissatisfied and returns the policy February 13. How will the insurer handle this situation?

Policy was returned within the free-look period, premium will be fully refunded

Which of the following correctly explains the actions an agent should take if a customer wants to apply for an insurance policy?

Complete the application and review the information with the customer prior to obtaining the customer’s signature, then send the application off to the insurance company

Which factors are taken into consideration when an insurance company determines the premium rate for a Whole Life policy on an applicant?
Geographical location
Source of income
Risk classification
Marital status

Risk classification

When does a life insurance contract become effective if the initial premium is not collected during the application process?

When producer delivers policy and collects initial premium

Which of these factors do NOT play a role in the underwriting of a life insurance policy?
Credit status
Marital status

Marital status

From what authority derives the requirement that an insurance application contains a disclosure stating that an investigative consumer report may be obtained on an applicant?

Fair Credit Reporting Act

K applies for a life insurance policy on herself and submits the initial premium with the application. She is given a receipt by the agent stating that coverage begins immediately if the application is approved. What kind of receipt was used?


Which of the following statements is CORRECT about an agent who is taking an insurance application?

The agent should have the applicant initial any changes made on the application

The underwriting process involves all of these EXCEPT for

policy loan

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