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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 39. Mutual Assessment Life, Accident and Sickness Insurers

§ 38.2-3912. Incontestability of policies.

Every insurance policy or contract shall contain a provision that it shall be incontestable after it has been in force during the lifetime of the insured for two years from its date of issuance, except for nonpayment of the policy's assessments or premiums. In the case of life policies and at the option of the insurer, provisions relating to benefits in the event of disability and provisions which grant additional insurance specifically against death by accident or accidental means, may be excepted in the incontestability provision. This provision may be omitted if the time limit on the certain defense clause specified in § 38.2-3911 is included.

1985, c. 400, § 38.1-549.13; 1986, c. 562; 1987, c. 520.

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.