Spe Insurance Program

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SPE Group Insurance Program

How New York Life :

Obtains Information & Underwrites Your Request for Group Term Life Insurance

Information regarding insurability will be treated as confidential. In considering your request for insurance, we will rely on the medical information you provide, and on the information you authorize us to obtain from your physician, other medical practitioners and facilities and other insurance companies to which you have applied for insurance. Other insurance companies may also furnish New York Life, its subsidiaries or the plan administrator with non-medical information (such as driving records, past convictions, hazardous sport or aviation activity, use of alcohol or drugs, and other application for insurance). The information provided may include information that may predate the time frame stated on the medical questions section, if any, on this application. This information may be used during the underwriting and claims processes, where permitted by law.

Your AUTHORIZATION may be used for a period of 24 months from the date you signed the application, unless sooner revoked. The AUTHORIZATION may be revoked at any time by notifying the Administrator in writing at the address provided. Your revocation will not be effective to the extent New York Life or any other person already has disclosed or collected information or taken other action in reliance on it, or to the extent that New York Life has a legal right to contest a claim under an insurance certificate or the certificate itself. The information New York Life obtains through your AUTHORIZATION may be come subject to further disclosure. For example, New York Life may be required to provide it to insurance, regulatory or other government agencies. In this case, the information may no longer be protected by the rules governing your AUTHORIZATION.

New York Life may release this information to the plan administrator, other insurance companies to whom you may apply for insurance, or to whom a claim for benefits may be submitted and to others whom you authorize in writing. However, this will not be done in connection with information concerning Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

New York Life will not disclose such information to anyone except those you authorize or where required or permitted by law. Information in our files may be seen by New York Life and Plan Administrator employees, but only on a "need to know" basis in considering your request. Upon receipt of all requested information, we will make a determination as to whether your request for insurance can be approved.

If we cannot provide the coverage you requested, we will tell you why. If you feel our information is inaccurate, you will be given a chance to correct or complete the information in our files. Upon written request to New York Life, you will be provided with non-medical information. Generally, medical information will be given either directly to the proposed insured or to a medical professional designated by the proposed insured. Your request is handled in accordance with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act procedures.

For NM Residents: PROTECTED PERSONS1 have a right of access to certain CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION2 we maintain in our files and they may choose to receive such information directly. You have the right to register as a PROTECTED PERSON by sending a signed request to the Administrator at the address listed on the application. Please include your full name, date of birth and address. 1PROTECTED PERSON means a victim of domestic abuse: who has notified us that he/she is or has been a victim of domestic abuse; and who is an insured person or prospective insured person. 2CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION means information about: acts of domestic abuse or abuse status; the work or home address or telephone number of a victim of domestic abuse; or the status of an applicant or insured as family member, employer or associate or a victim of domestic abuse or a person with whom an applicant or insured is known to have a direct, close, personal, family or abuse-related relationship.

New York Life Insurance Company - 2.09ed.

IMPORTANT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK

It may not be in your best interest to replace existing life insurance policies or annuity contracts in connection with the purchase of a new life insurance policy, whether issued by the same or a different insurance company. A replacement will occur if, as part of your purchase of a new life insurance policy, existing coverage has been, or is likely to be, lapsed, surrendered, forfeited, assigned, terminated, changed or modified into paid-up insurance or other forms of benefits, loaned against or withdrawn from, reduced in value by use of cash values or other policy values, changed in the length of time or in the amount of insurance that would continue, or continued with a stoppage or reduction in the amount of premium paid. Prior to completing a replacement transaction, you may want to the contact he insurance company or agent who sold you the life insurance or annuity contract that will be replaced, to help you decide whether the replacement is in your best interest.

Obtains Information & Underwrites Your Request for Group 10-Year Level Term Life Insurance

Information regarding insurability will be treated as confidential. In considering your request for insurance, we will rely on the medical information you provide, and on the information you authorize us to obtain from your physician, other medical practitioners and facilities, other insurance companies to which you have applied for insurance and MIB, Inc. (formerly known as Medical Information Bureau). MIB and other insurance companies may also furnish New York Life, its subsidiaries or the plan administrator with non-medical information (such as driving records, past convictions, hazardous sport or aviation activity, use of alcohol or drugs, and other application for insurance). The information provided may include information that may predate the time frame stated on the medical questions section, if any, on this application. This information may be used during the underwriting and claims processes, where permitted by law.

Your AUTHORIZATION may be used for a period of 24 months from the date you signed the application, unless sooner revoked. The AUTHORIZATION may be revoked at any time by notifying the Administrator in writing at the address provided. Your revocation will not be effective to the extent New York Life or any other person already has disclosed or collected information or taken other action in reliance on it, or to the extent that New York Life has a legal right to contest a claim under an insurance certificate or the certificate itself. The information New York Life obtains through your AUTHORIZATION may be come subject to further disclosure. For example, New York Life may be required to provide it to insurance, regulatory or other government agencies. In this case, the information may no longer be protected by the rules governing your AUTHORIZATION.

New York Life may release this information to the plan administrator, MIB, other insurance companies to whom you may apply for insurance, or to whom a claim for benefits may be submitted and to others whom you authorize in writing. However, this will not be done in connection with information concerning Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

New York Life will not disclose such information to anyone except those you authorize or where required or permitted by law. We may make a brief report to MIB; however, we will not disclose our underwriting decision. Information in our files may be seen by New York Life and Plan Administrator employees, but only on a "need to know" basis in considering your request. Upon receipt of all requested information, we will make a determination as to whether your request for insurance can be approved.

MIB is a not-for-profit organization of insurance companies, which operates an information exchange on behalf of its members. When you apply for insurance or submit a claim for benefits to a MIB member company, medical or non-medical information may be given to the Bureau, which may then be furnished to member companies.

If we cannot provide the coverage you requested, we will tell you why. If you feel our information is inaccurate, you will be given a chance to correct or complete the information in our files. Upon written request to New York Life or MIB, you will be provided with non-medical information. Generally, medical information will be given either directly to the proposed insured or to a medical professional designated by the proposed insured. Your request is handled in accordance with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act procedures. If you question the accuracy of the information provided by MIB, you may contact MIB and seek a correction. MIB's information office is: MIB, Inc., 50 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 400, Braintree, MA 02184-8734, telephone (866) 692-6901 (TTY 866-346-3642). For Canadian residents, the address is: MIB Information Office, 330 University Avenue, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1R7, telephone (416) 597-0590. Information for consumers about MIB may be obtained on its website at www.mib.com.

For NM Residents: PROTECTED PERSONS1 have a right of access to certain CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION we maintain in our files and they may choose to receive such information directly. You have the right to register as a PROTECTED PERSON by sending a signed request to the Administrator at the address listed on the application. Please include your full name, date of birth and address.

1PROTECTED PERSON means a victim of domestic abuse: who has notified us that he/she is or has been a victim of domestic abuse; and who is an insured person or prospective insured person. 2CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION means information about: acts of domestic abues or abuse status; the work or home address or telephone number of a victim of domestic abuse; or the status of an applicant or insured as family member, employer or associate or a victim of domestic abues or a person with whom an applicant or insured is known to have a direct, close, personal, family or abuse-related relationship.

New York Life Insurance Company - 2.09ed.

Residents of New York: Please read the following notice:

Important Replacement Information

It may not be in your best interest to replace existing life insurance policies or annuity contracts in connection with the purchase of a new life insurance policy, whether issued by the same or a different insurance company. A replacement will occur if, as part of your purchase of a new life insurance policy, existing coverage has been, or is likely to be, lapsed, surrendered, forfeited, assigned, terminated, changed or modified into paid-up or other forms of benefits, loaned against or withdrawn from, reduced in value by use of cash values or other policy values, changed in the length of time or in the amount of insurance that would continue or continued with a stoppage or reduction in the amount of premium paid. Prior to completing a replacement transaction, you may want to contact the insurance company or agent who sold you the life insurance or annuity contract that will be replaced, to help you decide whether replacement is in your best interest.

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Underwrites Your Request for Group Disability Insurance Coverage

Information regarding insurability will be treated as confidential. In considering whether the persons in your request for insurance qualify for coverage, we will rely on the medical information you provide, and on the information you authorize us to obtain from your doctor, other medical practitioners and facilities, and other insurance companies to which you have applied for insurance. New York Life will not disclose such information to anyone except those you authorize or where required or permitted by law. Information in our files may be seen by New York Life and Plan Administrator employees, but only on a "need to know" basis in considering your request. Upon receipt of all requested information, we will make a determination as to whether your request for insurance can be approved.

If we cannot provide the coverage you request, we will tell you why. If you feel our information is inaccurate, you will be given a chance to correct or complete the information in our files. Although we cannot provide you with any medical information in our files, we will, upon written request, provide such information to a physician you designate. (Note: in certain jurisdictions, you may choose to receive medical information directly.) The following also applies to residents of New Mexico: In addition, *PROTECTED PERSONS have a right of access to certain **CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION we maintain in our files and they may choose to receive such information directly. You have the right to register as a *PROTECTED PERSON by sending a signed request to the Administrator at the address listed on the application. Please include your full name, date of birth and address.

If we can provide the coverage you requested, we will inform you as to when such coverage will be effective. Under no circumstances will coverage be effective prior to this date. Payment of a premium contribution with your application does not mean that there is any insurance in force before the effective date as determined by New York Life.

*PROTECTED PERSON means a victim of domestic abuse: who has notified us that he/she is or has been a victim of domestic abuse; and who is an insured person or prospective insured person.

**CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION means information about: acts of domestic abuse or abuse status; the work or home address or telephone number of a victim of domestic abuse; or the status of an applicant or insured as family member, employer or associate of a victim of domestic abuse or a person with whom an applicant or insured is known to have a direct, close, personal, family or abuse-related relationship.

Important Information From New York Life Insurance Company:

New York Life Insurance Company reserves the right to request medical information to determine an applicants medical eligibility for coverage. Based on the age of the person proposed for insurance and the amount of coverage requested, a physical examination, EKG, blood test or other information may be required. Not all applicants will have to supply additional information. However, if it is required, we will arrange for an independent professional paramedic to contact you to perform these simple tests at your convenience. The exam and blood test are free of charge.