2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 38 - Insurance
Section 38-63-80 - Interest on lump sum payment of life insurance proceeds.

SC Code § 38-63-80 (2012) What's This?

When an individual life insurance policy provides for payment of its proceeds in a lump sum upon the death of the insured and the insurer fails to pay the proceeds within thirty days of submission of proof of death and all necessary claim papers needed in order to pay the claim properly, the payment must include interest at the legal rate from the date of death of the insured until the date the claim is paid.

HISTORY: Former 1976 Code Section 38-63-80 [1985 Act No. 189, Section 1] recodified asSection 38-53-80 by 1987 Act No. 155, Section 1; New Section 38-63-80 enacted by 1988 Act No. 416.

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