Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 123 of chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following paragraph:-
No life insurance company shall accept or take action on any written request to change the designation of beneficiary under any policy of life or endowment insurance unless the signature of the person requesting the change is witnessed by a disinterested person. For purposes of this section, a disinterested person is one who is over eighteen years of age and not designated as a beneficiary in the requested change. Upon receipt and acceptance of the change of designation of beneficiary, the insurance company shall provide written notice of the change to the insured at the owner's last known address.