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2017 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 12 - Rights in Personalty
Article 5 - Disposition of Unclaimed Property
§ 44-12-208. When funds held or owing by insurer or hospital, medical, or dental service corporation presumed abandoned; when sums payable on negotiable instrument for payment of claim under insurance contract presumed abandoned
Universal Citation: GA Code § 44-12-208 (2017)
- (a) Any funds held or owing by a fire, casualty, or any other insurer or surety as defined in Title 33 or a hospital, medical, or dental service corporation organized under Title 31 that are due and payable, as established from the records of the insurer or surety either to an insured, a principal, or other claimant under any insurance policy or contract shall be presumed abandoned if they have not been claimed or paid within five years after becoming due or payable. Funds payable according to the insurer's or surety's records are deemed due and payable although the policy or contract has not been surrendered as required.
- (b) If a person other than the insured, the principal, or the claimant is entitled to the funds and no address of the person is known to the insurer or surety or if it is not definite and certain from the records of the insurer or surety what person is entitled to the funds, it is presumed that the last known address of the person entitled to the funds is the same as the last known address of the insured, the principal, or the claimant according to the records of the insurer or surety.
- (c) Any sum for the payment of a claim under an insurance policy or contract, which sum is payable on a negotiable instrument on which the insurer is the maker or drawer shall be presumed abandoned if, within five years from the date payable, or from the date of issuance, if payable on demand, the owner has not:
- (1) Negotiated the instrument;
- (2) Corresponded in writing with the insurer concerning it; or
- (3) Otherwise indicated an interest by a writing on file with the insurer.
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