The following provisions, or either of them, may be included with the foregoing
provision at the option of the insurer:
A. "If any indemnity of this policy shall be payable to the estate of the insured,
or to an insured or beneficiary who is a minor or otherwise not competent to give
a valid release, the insurer may pay such indemnity, up to an amount not exceeding
$ (insert an amount which shall not exceed $1,000), to any relative by blood
or connection by marriage of the insured or beneficiary who is deemed by the insurer
to be equitably entitled thereto. Any payment made by the insurer in good faith pursuant
to this provision shall fully discharge the insurer to the extent of such payment. [1969, c. 132, §1 (NEW).]
B. Subject to any written direction of the insured in the application or otherwise
all or a portion of any indemnities provided by this policy on account of hospital,
nursing, medical or surgical services may, at the insurer's option and unless the
insured requests otherwise in writing not later than the time of filing proofs of
such loss, be paid directly to the hospital or person rendering such services; but
it is not required that the service be rendered by a particular hospital or person.
Nothing in this provision prohibits an insurer from providing an incentive for insureds
to use the services of a particular provider. [1985, c. 704, §5 (AMD).]
1969, c. 132, §1 (NEW).
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