3915.053 Policy of military reservist not to lapse for nonpayment of premiums.

(A)

(1) Except as provided in division (A)(2) of this section, this section shall apply to any individual life insurance policy insuring the life of a reservist, as defined in section 3923.381 of the Revised Code, who is on active duty pursuant to an executive order of the president of the United States, an act of the congress of the United States, or section 5919.29 or 5923.21 of the Revised Code, if the life insurance policy meets both of the following conditions:

(a) The policy has been in force for at least one hundred eighty days.

(b) The policy has been brought within the "Servicemembers Civil Relief Act," 117 Stat. 2835 (2003), 50 U.S.C. App. 541, et seq.

(2) This section does not apply to any policy that was cancelled or that had lapsed for the nonpayment of premiums prior to the commencement of the insured's period of military service.

(B) An individual life insurance policy described in division (A) of this section shall not lapse or be forfeited for the nonpayment of premiums during a reservist's period of military service or during the two-year period subsequent to the end of the reservist's period of military service.

(C) This section does not limit a life insurance company's enforcement of provisions in the insured's policy relating to naval or military service in time of war.

Effective Date: 05-18-2005