2019 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXI - Trusts and Estates of Decedents and Persons Under Disability
Chapter 471 - Uniform Simultaneous Death Law
Section 471.040 Insurance policies.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 471.040 (2019)

Effective 28 Aug 1959

471.040. Insurance policies. — Where the insured and the beneficiary in a policy of life or accident insurance have died and there is no sufficient evidence that they have died otherwise than simultaneously the proceeds of the policy shall be distributed as if the insured had survived the beneficiary.


(L. 1947 V. I p. 13 § 4, A.L. 1959 S.B. 120)

(1963) Evidence sufficient to support finding that beneficiary survived insured after both were fatally injured in same automobile accident. Prudential Ins. Co. of America v. Sutton (A.), 368 S.W.2d 522.

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