New York Abandoned Property Law

Sec. § 1316
Unclaimed Insurance Proceeds Other Than Life Insurance


Any amount issued and payable on or after July first, nineteen hundred seventy-four payable to a resident of this state on or because of a policy of insurance other than life insurance, which is held or owing by a domestic insurer or a foreign insurer authorized to do business in this state or by an agent or agency of such insurer, shall be deemed abandoned property if unclaimed for three years by the person entitled thereto. Where such amount is held or owing by a domestic insurer for an unknown person or a person whose address is unknown, such amount is presumed to be payable to a resident of this state.


Every insurer shall cause to be published, on or before the first day of May in each year, a list of such abandoned property in the same manner as that prescribed for life insurance companies by section seven hundred two of this chapter.


Such property which was deemed abandoned pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall be paid or delivered to the comptroller within the first ten days of September of each year. Such payment shall be accompanied by a true and accurate report that shall be in such form and manner as the state comptroller may prescribe.

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