What Is A Life Insurance Contestability Clause

What Is A Life Insurance Contestability Clause

Understanding Life Insurance Contestability The ‘contestability clause’ in a life insurance policy specifies a short window in which insurance companies can investigate – and deny –  potential claims. It could impact you, and at the very least, you should know the ins and outs of how it works. The contestability period runs for two years in most states and one year in others, and it begins as soon as a policy goes into effect. If the…

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Survivorship Life Insurance and Estate Taxes

Survivorship Life Insurance and Estate Taxes

For couples who wanted to help their children avoid federal estate taxes, 2010 was a good year to kick the bucket. But you don’t have to die to reap the benefits of survivorship life insurance. Survivorship life insurance is also called “second-to-die” life insurance, and it pays out benefits once a second spouse dies. The basic premise is that those proceeds can be used to provide for children who might inherit Mom and Dad’s business,…

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