New York Abandoned Property Law
Sec. § 700
Unclaimed Life Insurance Corporation Moneys


1.

The following unclaimed property held or owing by life insurance corporations shall be deemed abandoned property:

(a)

Any moneys held or owing by any life insurance corporation which shall have remained unclaimed for three years by the person or persons appearing to be entitled thereto under matured life insurance policies on the endowment plan and which are payable to any person whose last-known address, according to the records of the corporation, is within this state.

(b)

Any moneys held or owing by any life insurance corporation which are payable under other kinds of life insurance policies to any person whose last-known address, according to the records of the corporation, is within this state, where the insured, if living, would have attained the limiting age under the mortality table on which the reserves are based, exclusive of (i) any policy which has within three years been assigned, readjusted, kept in force by payment of premium, reinstated or subjected to loan, or

(ii)

any policy with respect to which such corporation has on file written evidence received within three years that the person or persons apparently entitled to claim thereunder have knowledge thereof.

(c)

Any moneys held or owing by any life insurance corporation due to beneficiaries or other persons entitled thereto under policies on the lives of persons who have died where the last-known address, according to the records of the corporation, of the person or persons appearing to be entitled thereto is within this state, which moneys shall have remained unclaimed by the person or persons entitled thereto for three years.

(d)

Any other moneys which are held or owing by any life insurance corporation on or after July first, nineteen hundred sixty-seven constituting or representing refunds of any kind due upon or in connection with life insurance policies payable to any person whose last known address, according to the records of the corporation, is within this state, which moneys shall have remained unclaimed by the person entitled thereto for three years.

(e)

Any moneys held or owing by any life insurance corporation on or after July first, nineteen hundred eighty-three upon or in connection with an annuity contract payable to any person whose last-known address, according to the records of the corporation, is within this state, which moneys shall have remained unclaimed by the person entitled thereto for three years.

(f)

If no address of the person or persons appearing to be entitled to the unclaimed funds pursuant to (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of this subdivision is known to such corporation, or if it is not definite and certain from the records of such corporation what person is entitled to such funds, it shall be presumed that the last-known address of the person entitled to such funds is the same as the last-known address of the insured or annuitant according to the records of such corporation. Where no address can be ascertained, pursuant to this paragraph, for the insured, annuitant or person or persons entitled to the unclaimed funds, such persons last-known address shall be presumed to be within this state if the unclaimed funds are held or owing by life insurance corporation organized under the laws of this state.

2.

Any such abandoned property held or owing by a life insurance corporation to which the right to receive the same is established to the satisfaction of such corporation shall cease to be deemed abandoned.
Source
Last accessed
Dec. 13, 2016