Title 27

Chapter 4
Life Insurance Policies and Reserves

R.I. Gen. Laws § 27-4-11

§ 27-4-11. Rights of beneficiaries to proceeds of policy as against creditors — Premiums paid in fraud of creditors.

If a policy of insurance is effected by any person on that person’s own life or on another life in favor of a person other than himself or herself, or, except in cases of transfer with intent to defraud creditors, if a policy of life insurance is assigned or in any way made payable to any person, the lawful beneficiary or assignee of the policy, other than the insured or the person effecting that insurance or the executors or administrators of that insured or the person effecting that insurance, shall be entitled to its proceeds and avails against the creditors and representatives of the insured and of the person effecting the insurance, whether or not the right to change the beneficiary is reserved or permitted, and whether or not the policy is made payable to the person whose life is insured if the beneficiary or assignee shall predecease that person; provided, that, subject to the statute of limitations, the amount of any premiums for that insurance paid with intent to defraud creditors, with interest on it, shall inure to their benefit from the proceeds of the policy. The company issuing the policy shall be discharged of all liability on the policy by payment of its proceeds in accordance with its terms, unless before that payment the company shall have written notice, by or in behalf of a creditor, of a claim to recover for a transfer made or premiums paid with intent to defraud creditors, with a specification of the amount claimed.

History of Section.
P.L. 1931, ch. 1757, § 13; G.L. 1938, ch. 153, § 13; P.L. 1947, ch. 1883, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 27-4-11.