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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. § 3713)
  • § 3713. Assignment of insurance policies or annuity contracts

    (a) A policy of insurance or an annuity contract may be assignable or not assignable, as provided by its terms. Subject to its terms relating to assignability, any such policy or contract, whether heretofore or hereafter issued, under the terms of which the beneficiary may be changed upon the sole request of the insured or owner, may be assigned either by pledge or transfer of title, by an assignment executed by the insured or owner alone and delivered to the insurer, whether or not the pledgee or assignee is the insurer. Any such assignment shall entitle the insurer to deal with the assignee as the owner or pledgee of the policy or contract in accordance with the terms of the assignment, until the insurer has received at its home office written notice of termination of the assignment or pledge, or written notice by or on behalf of some other person claiming some interest in the policy or contract in conflict with the assignment.

    (b) Notwithstanding any provision of law, a person whose life is insured under any policy of group life insurance may make an assignment of all or any part of his or her incidents of ownership in the insurance, including any right to designate a beneficiary or beneficiaries thereunder and any right to have an individual policy issued in lieu of such group insurance coverage upon termination either of employment or of the policy of group life insurance, provided that the insurer and the group policy holder may prohibit or restrict such an assignment by appropriate policy provisions. (Added 1967, No. 344 (Adj. Sess.), § 1 (ch. 2, subch. 1, § 13); amended 1971, No. 58.)