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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 103 : Life Insurance Policies and Annuity Contracts

Subchapter 001 : Generally

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3710)
  • § 3710. Power to contract—Purchase of annuities or insurance by minors

    (a) Any person of competent legal capacity may contract for insurance.

    (b) Any minor not less than 15 years of age, notwithstanding his or her minority, may contract for or own annuities or insurance or affirm by novation or otherwise preexisting contracts for annuities or insurance upon his or her own life, body, health, property, liabilities, or other interests, or on the person of another in whom the minor has an insurable interest. Such a minor shall, notwithstanding such minority, be deemed competent to exercise all rights and powers with respect to or under (i) any contract for annuity or for insurance upon his or her own life, body or health, or (ii) any contract such minor effected upon his or her own property, liabilities or other interests, or (iii) any contract effected or owned by the minor, on the person of another, as might be exercised by a person of full legal age, and may at any time surrender his or her interest in any such contracts and give valid discharge for any benefit accruing or money payable thereunder. Such a minor shall not, by reason of his or her minority, be entitled to rescind, avoid, or repudiate the contract, nor to rescind, avoid, or repudiate any exercise of a right or privilege thereunder, except that such a minor not otherwise emancipated, shall not be bound by any unperformed agreement to pay by promissory note or otherwise, any consideration or premium on any such annuity or insurance contract.

    (c) Any annuity contract or policy of life or disability insurance procured by or for a minor under subsection (b) of this section shall be made payable either to the minor or his or her estate or to a person having an insurable interest in the life of the minor. (Added 1967, No. 344 (Adj. Sess.), § 1 (ch. 2, subch. 1, § 10).)