Notice to Members 00-44

NASD Reminds Members of Their Responsibilities Regarding the Sale of Variable Life Insurance

Due to the growth in sales and the popularity of variable life insurance products, NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD RegulationSM) has published this Notice to Members, which focuses on retail sales to individuals of variable life insurance. This Notice provides a set of guidelines to help members in developing supervisory procedures relating to the sales of variable life insurance. The guidelines identify areas of concern that NASD Regulation would expect to be considered in these procedures.

Questions or comments concerning this Notice may be directed to Thomas M. Selman, Vice President, Investment Companies/Corporate Financing, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8330; Lawrence Kosciulek, Associate Director, Advertising/Investment Companies Regulation, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8329; or Robert J. Smith, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8451.