THE INSURANCE CONTRACT
41-1828. Payment discharges insurer — Payment to marital community. (1) Whenever the proceeds of or payments under a life or disability insurance policy or annuity contract heretofore or hereafter issued become payable in accordance with the terms of such policy or contract, or the exercise of any right or privilege thereunder, and the insurer makes payment thereof in accordance with the terms of the policy or contract or in accordance with any written assignment thereof, the person then designated in the policy or contract or by such assignment as being entitled thereto shall be entitled to receive such proceeds or payments and to give full acquittance therefor, and such payments shall fully discharge the insurer from all claims under the policy or contract unless, before payment is made, the insurer has received at its home office written notice by or on behalf of some other person that such other person claims to be entitled to such payment or some interest in the policy or contract.
(2) Where the person designated in the policy or contract or by assignment as being entitled thereto is a member of a marital community, whether husband or wife, and the policy or contract is upon the life or disability of either, he or she may receive payment, and shall be and is constituted agent of the marital community with authority to give full acquittance therefor; and such payment to the marital community agent so designated shall fully discharge the insurer from all claims under the policy or contract, but no rights of either member of the marital community, as between themselves, to accounting or division shall be impaired or affected by such payment.
[41-1828, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 420, p. 645.]