2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 26 - INSURANCE CODE
CHAPTER 15 - THE INSURANCE CONTRACT
ARTICLE 1 - IN GENERAL
SECTION 26-15-108 - Application as evidence.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 26-15-108 (2018)

26-15-108. Application as evidence.

(a) No application for the issuance of any life or disability insurance policy or annuity contract is admissible in evidence in any action relative to the policy or contract, unless a true copy of the application is attached to or otherwise made a part of the policy or contract when issued. This provision does not apply to industrial life insurance policies.

(b) If any life or disability insurance policy delivered in this state is reinstated or renewed, and the insured or the policy beneficiary or assignee makes written request to the insurer for a copy of the reinstatement or renewal application, if any, the insurer, within thirty (30) days after receipt of the request at its home office, shall deliver or mail to the person making the request a copy of the application reproduced by any legible means. If the copy is not delivered or mailed after having been requested, the insurer is precluded from introducing the application in evidence in any action or proceeding based upon or involving the policy or its reinstatement or renewal. In the case of a request from a beneficiary, the time within which the insurer is required to furnish a copy of the application does not begin to run until after receipt of evidence satisfactory to the insurer of the beneficiary's vested interest in the policy or contract.

(c) As to insurance other than life or disability insurance, no application for insurance signed by or on behalf of the insured is admissible in evidence in any action between the insured and the insurer arising out of the policy so applied for, if the insurer fails, at expiration of thirty (30) days after receipt of written demand therefor by or on behalf of the insured, to furnish to the insured a copy of the application reproduced by any legible means.

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