11 NCAC 12 .0426             LIFE INSURANCE ADVERTISING: FORM AND CONTENT

(a)  Advertisements shall be truthful and not misleading in fact or by implication.  The form and content of an advertisement of a policy shall be sufficiently complete and clear so as to avoid deception.  It shall not have the capacity or tendency to mislead or deceive.

Whether an advertisement has the capacity or tendency to mislead or deceive shall be determined by the Commissioner of Insurance from the overall impression that the advertisement may be reasonably expected to create upon a person of average education or intelligence within the segment of the public to which it is directed.

(b)  No advertisement shall use the terms "investment," "investment plan," "founder's plan," "charter plan," "certificate of deposit," "expansion plan," "profit," "profits," "profit sharing," "interest plan," "savings," "savings plan" or other similar terms in connection with a policy in a context or under such circumstances or conditions as to have the capacity or tendency to mislead a purchaser or prospective purchaser of such policy to believe that he will receive, or that it is possible that he will receive, something other than a policy or some benefit not available to other persons of the same class and equal expectation of life.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 58‑2‑40; 58‑58‑40; 58‑63‑15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1978;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1992.