§ 512B.1 Scope of chapter
§ 512B.2 Definitions
§ 512B.3 Fraternal benefit societies — defined.
§ 512B.4 Lodge system
§ 512B.5 Representative form of government
§ 512B.6 Purposes and powers
§ 512B.7 Qualifications for membership
§ 512B.8 Location of office, meetings, communications to members, grievance procedures
§ 512B.9 Personal liability
§ 512B.10 Waiver
§ 512B.11 Organization
§ 512B.12 Amendments to laws
§ 512B.13 Institutions
§ 512B.14 Reinsurance
§ 512B.15 Consolidations and mergers
§ 512B.15A Conversion of fraternal benefit society into a mutual life insurance company
§ 512B.16 Benefits
§ 512B.17 Beneficiaries
§ 512B.18 Benefits not attachable
§ 512B.19 The benefit contract
§ 512B.20 Nonforfeiture benefits, cash surrender values, certificate loans, and other options
§ 512B.21 Investments
§ 512B.21A Required reserves
§ 512B.22 Funds
§ 512B.23 Valuation
§ 512B.24 Reports
§ 512B.25 Annual license — renewal.
§ 512B.26 Examination of societies — no adverse publications.
§ 512B.27 Foreign or alien society — admission.
§ 512B.28 Injunction — liquidation — receivership of domestic society.
§ 512B.29 Suspension, revocation, or refusal of license of foreign or alien society
§ 512B.30 Standing
§ 512B.31 Licensing of agents
§ 512B.32 Unfair methods of competition and unfair and deceptive acts and practices
§ 512B.33 Service of process
§ 512B.34 Review
§ 512B.35 False or fraudulent statements
§ 512B.36 Exemption of certain societies

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 512B

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Alien society: means an association organized under the laws of another country. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit contract: means the agreement for provision of benefits authorized by section 512B. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • Benefit member: means an adult member who is designated by the laws or rules of the society to be a benefit member under a benefit contract. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • Certificate: means the document issued as written evidence of the benefit contract. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance or the commissioner's designee. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Domestic society: means an association organized under the laws of this state. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Foreign society: means an association organized under the laws of another state or territory of the United States. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Laws: means the society's articles of incorporation, constitution, and bylaws, however designated. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lodge: means a subordinate member unit of the society, whether known as a camp, court, council, branch, or by any other designation. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" and the abbreviation "A. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "swear" includes "affirm". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Premium: means a premium, rate, dues, or other required contribution by whatever name known, which is payable under the certificate. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real property: include lands, tenements, hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Regulations: means all regulations, or resolutions adopted by the supreme governing body or board of directors which are intended to have general application to the members of the society. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Society: means a fraternal benefit society, unless otherwise indicated. See Iowa Code 512B.2
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1