2019 Montana Code Annotated
Title 33. Insurance and Insurance Companies
Chapter 20. Life Insurance
Part 16. Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act
33-20-1604. Definitions

Universal Citation: MT Code § 33-20-1604 (2019)

33-20-1604. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:

(1) (a) "Certificate under a life insurance policy" means a certificate of life insurance that provides a death benefit.

(b) The term does not include a certificate of life insurance that provides a death benefit under:

(i) an employee benefit plan that is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. 1001, et seq.;

(ii) any federal employee benefit program;

(iii) a policy or certificate used to fund a preneed funeral contract or prearrangement; or

(iv) a policy or certificate of credit life insurance or accidental death insurance.

(2) "Death master file" means the social security administration's death master file or any other database or service at least as comprehensive as the social security administration's death master file used for determining that a person has reportedly died.

(3) "Match" means a search of the death master file that results in a match of the social security number or the name and date of birth of an insured, annuitant, or retained asset account owner.

(4) "Policy" means a policy that provides a death benefit. The term does not include a policy that provides a death benefit under:

(a) an employee benefit plan that is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. 1001, et seq.;

(b) any federal employee benefit program;

(c) a policy or certificate of insurance used to fund a preneed funeral contract or prearrangement;

(d) a policy or certificate of credit life insurance or accidental death insurance; or

(e) a policy issued to a group master policyholder for which the insurer does not provide recordkeeping services.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 119, L. 2013.

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