Hawaii Revised Statutes 657d-31 Definitions.

[§657D-31] Definitions. As used in this part:

"Insured" includes any person in the state military forces, whose life is insured under and who is the owner and holder and has an interest in a policy.

"Insurer" includes any firm, corporation, partnership, or association chartered or authorized to engage in the insurance business to issue a policy as defined by the laws of a state or of the United States.

"Policy" includes any contract of life insurance or policy on a life, endowment, or term plan, including any benefit in the nature of life insurance arising out of membership in any fraternal or beneficial association, that does not provide for the payments of any sum less than the face value thereof or for the payment of an additional amount as premiums if the insured engages in the military service of the United States or which does not contain any limitations or restrictions upon coverage relating to engagement in or pursuit of certain types of activities which a person might be required to engage in by virtue of the person's being in that military service, and:

(1) Which is in force on a premium-paying basis at the time of application for benefits hereunder; and

(2) Which was made and a premium paid thereon not less than one hundred eighty days before the date insured entered into the military service.

This definition does not apply to policies or contracts of life insurance issued under the War Risk Insurance Act, as amended, the World War Veterans Act, as amended, or the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, as amended.

"Premium" includes the amount specified in the policy as the stipend to be paid by the insured at regular intervals during the period therein stated. [L 1994, c 257, pt of §2]

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