New Jersey Revised Statutes § 17:44b-1 - Definitions Relative To Fraternal Benefit Societies

17:44B-1. Definitions relative to fraternal benefit societies
1.As used in this act:

"Benefit contract" means an agreement for provision of benefits authorized by section 16 of this act, as that agreement is described in subsection a. of section 18 of this act.

"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.

"Certificate" means the document issued as written evidence of a benefit contract.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.

"Department" means the Department of Banking and Insurance.

"Laws" means the society's articles of incorporation, constitution and bylaws, however designated.

"Lodge" means a subordinate member unit of the society, known as a camp, court, council, branch or by any other designation.

"Premiums" means premiums, rates, dues or other required contributions by whatever name known, which are payable under the certificate.

"Rules" means all rules, regulations or resolutions adopted by the assembly or board of directors which are intended to have general application to the members of the society.

"Society" means fraternal benefit society, unless otherwise indicated.


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