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2A:102-22  Payment of remainder to Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

4. a. In the case of an irrevocable funeral trust of a decedent who is not under the care and guardianship of the Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults, the entire remainder after the payment of funeral and burial goods and services shall be paid to the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services, as though the division were the purchaser of the trust.

b.In the case of an irrevocably assigned newly issued funeral insurance policy of a decedent who is not under the care and guardianship of the Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults, the policy shall not be excluded as a resource pursuant to section 1 of this act unless the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services is named the sole beneficiary of the policy, either at the time of issue or during the time that the insured was an applicant for or recipient of benefits of programs specified in section 1 of this act.  In the case of an irrevocably assigned newly issued funeral insurance policy that provides for a settlement of proceeds, the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services may, as an alternative to being named beneficiary, be named as a payee of the balance of any remaining moneys subsequent to the delivery of funeral and burial goods and services, but with a claim superior to any beneficial interest.


L.1999,c.193,s.4.