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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 33. Life Insurance Policies
8/4/2020

§ 38.2-3344. Policy and application to constitute entire contract; statements deemed representations.

A. Each industrial life insurance policy shall contain a provision that the policy, or the policy and the application for the policy, if a copy of the application is endorsed upon or attached to the policy when issued, shall constitute the entire contract between the parties.

B. The provision shall also state that:

1. All statements made by the insured shall, in the absence of fraud, be deemed representations and not warranties; and

2. No such statement shall be used in defense of a claim under the policy unless it is contained in a written application that is endorsed upon or attached to the policy when issued.

Code 1950, § 38-434(2); 1952, c. 317, § 38.1-412; 1986, c. 562.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.