Nebraska Revised Statute 44-503

Chapter 44 Section 503


Life or endowment policies; provisions prohibited.

No policy of life or endowment insurance shall be issued or delivered in this state (1) if it contains in substance a provision by which the policy shall purport to be issued, or to take effect, more than six months before the original application for the insurance was made, (2) if it contains in substance a provision which excludes or restricts liability in the event of death by suicide if such death occurs more than two years after the policy date, (3) if it contains in substance provision, except such provisions as are authorized or required by section 44-502, by which the settlement at the maturity of any policy after the expiration of the contestable period thereof shall be of less value than the amount promised on the face of the policy plus dividend additions, if any, less any indebtedness to the company on or secured by the policy, and less any premium that may, by the terms of the policy, be deducted, or (4) if there are attached thereto or issued as a part thereof or in connection therewith any coupons or other evidence of indebtedness by whatever name called, which coupons or other evidence of indebtedness are to be used in reducing the premiums on the policies or for the purchase of additional insurance or any benefit whatever or which are to be redeemed by the company in cash under any circumstances in the nature of a rebate on the premium.


  • Laws 1913, c. 154, § 102, p. 449;
  • R.S.1913, § 3239;
  • Laws 1919, c. 190, tit. V, art. VII, § 3, p. 630;
  • C.S.1922, § 7838;
  • C.S.1929, § 44-603;
  • Laws 1941, c. 87, § 2, p. 340;
  • C.S.Supp.,1941, § 44-603;
  • Laws 1943, c. 106, § 7, p. 368;
  • R.S.1943, § 44-503;
  • Laws 1989, LB 92, § 122.


  • Agreement between insurer and beneficiary, made after the death of the insured, providing for a life annuity in lieu of a lump sum payment to the beneficiary, is valid and not in violation of this section. Greevy v. Mass. Mut. Life Ins. Co., 128 Neb. 586, 259 N.W. 656 (1935).

  • Effective date of policy of insurance was the point of time when the application for insurance was accepted rather than the time the policy was predated. Beister v. John Hancock Mut. Life Ins. Co., 356 F.2d 634 (8th Cir. 1966).