SCOPE OF INSURANCE CODE -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
41-120. Charitable gift annuities. (1) As used in this section:
(a) "Charitable gift annuity" means a transfer of cash or other property by a donor to a charitable organization in return for an annuity payable over one (1) or two (2) lives, under which the actuarial value of the annuity is less than the value of the cash or other property transferred and the difference in value constitutes a charitable deduction for federal tax purposes.
(b) "Charitable organization" means an entity described by sections 501(c)(3) or 170(c) of the internal revenue code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) or 170(c)).
(c) "Qualified charitable gift annuity" means a charitable gift annuity described in sections 501(m)(5) and 514(c)(5) of the internal revenue code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501(m)(5) and (514(c)(5)), that is issued by a charitable organization that, on the date of the annuity agreement:
(i) Has a minimum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) (after being adjusted annually by the department for inflation, beginning on July 1, 1997, by reference to the city index of the consumer price index or some equivalent measure) in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents, or publicly traded securities, exclusive of the assets funding the annuity agreement; and
(ii) Has been in continuous operation for at least three (3) years or is a successor or affiliate of a charitable organization that has been in continuous operation for at least three (3) years.
(2) It is hereby declared that the issuance of a qualified charitable gift annuity does not constitute engaging in the business of insurance in this state. A charitable gift annuity issued before July 1, 1996, is a qualified charitable gift annuity for purposes of this section and the issuance of such a charitable gift annuity does not constitute engaging in the business of insurance in this state.
(3) When entering into an agreement for a qualified charitable gift annuity, the charitable organization shall disclose in writing to the donor, in the annuity agreement, that a qualified charitable gift annuity is not insurance under the laws of this state and is not subject to regulation by the department of insurance or protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the department. The notice provisions of this subsection must be written in a separate paragraph in the annuity agreement in a print size no smaller than that employed in the annuity agreement generally.
(4) A charitable organization that issues qualified charitable gift annuities shall notify the department in writing within ninety (90) days after the effective date of this section, or on the date on which it enters into the organization's first qualified charitable gift annuity agreement, whichever is later. Notice to the department must:
(a) Be signed by the officer or director of the charitable organization;
(b) Identify the charitable organization;
(c) Certify that:
(i) The organization is a charitable organization;
(ii) The annuities issued by the charitable organization are qualified charitable gift annuities as defined in this section.
The organization shall not be required by the department to submit additional information except to enable the department to determine appropriate penalties that may be applicable under subsection (5) of this section.
(5) The failure of a charitable organization to comply with the notice requirements imposed by this section does not prevent a charitable gift annuity that otherwise meets the requirements of this section from constituting a qualified charitable gift annuity. However, the director of the department may enforce performance of the notice requirements of this section by sending a letter by certified mail, return receipt requested, demanding that the charitable organization comply with the requirements of subsections (3) and (4) of this section. The department may fine the charitable organization in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) per qualified charitable gift annuity agreement issued until the charitable organization complies with subsections (3) and (4) of this section.
(6) It is hereby declared that the issuance of a qualified charitable gift annuity does not constitute an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the conduct of trade or commerce prohibited by chapter 6, title 48, Idaho Code.
[41-120, added 1996, ch. 409, sec. 2, p. 1355.]
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