New Jersey Revised Statutes § 38:23c-19 - Insurance Policies; Nonpayment Of Premium

38:23C-19. Insurance policies; nonpayment of premium
a. No policy which has not lapsed for the nonpayment of premium before the commencement of the period of military service of the insured, and which has been brought within the benefits of the Federal "soldiers' and sailors' civil relief act" shall lapse or be forfeited for the nonpayment of premium during the period of such service, or during 1 year after the expiration of such period, provided that in no case shall this prohibition extend for more than 1 year after this act ceases to be in force.

b. For the purposes of this section, the term "policy" shall include any contract of life insurance on the level premium or legal reserve plan. It shall also include any benefit in the nature of life insurance arising out of membership in any fraternal or beneficial association. In no case, however, shall the term "policy" include insurance exceeding a total face value of $5,000.00 whether in one or more companies. The term "premium" shall include membership dues or assessments in such association, and the date of issuance of policy as herein limited shall refer to the date of admission to membership in such association; the term "insured" shall include any person who is the holder of a policy as defined in this section; the term "insurer" shall include any corporation, partnership, or other form of association which secures or provides insurance under any policy as defined herein.

L.1979, c. 317, s. 19, eff. Jan. 18, 1980.

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