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Section 2105.31 | Uniform simultaneous death act definitions.

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As used in sections 2105.31 to 2105.39 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Co-owners with right of survivorship" includes joint tenants, tenants by the entireties, and other co-owners of real or personal property; insurance or other policies; or bank, savings bank, credit union, or other accounts, held under circumstances that entitle one or more persons to the whole of the property or account on the death of the other person or persons.

(B) "Governing instrument" means a deed, will, trust, insurance or annuity policy, account with a transfer-on-death designation or the abbreviation TOD, account with a payable-on-death designation or the abbreviation POD, pension, profit-sharing, retirement, or similar benefit plan, instrument creating or exercising a power of appointment or a power of attorney, or a dispositive, appointive, or nominative instrument of any similar type.

(C) "Payor" means a trustee, insurer, business entity, employer, governmental agency, political subdivision, or any other person authorized or obligated by law or a governing instrument to make payments or transfers.

(D) "Event" includes the death of another person.

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