Accelerated benefits

Accelerated benefits,

Definition of Accelerated benefits:

  1. 'Accelerated benefits' refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that enable the policyholder to receive the benefits before death. Accelerated benefits are normally reserved for those that suffer from a terminal illness, have a long term high-cost illness, require permanent nursing home confinement or have a medically incapacitating condition. Some insurance companies differ on how much cash can be pulled out and how close to death the insured has to be in order to receive these benefits. Insurers offer anywhere from 25 to 100 percent of the death benefit as an early payment. Accelerated benefits are also referred to as living benefits.

  2. Provision in some life insurance policies that allows the policy holder to receive (in part or in full) the face amount of the policy before death, such as in case of serious illness or injury requiring long-term care. Also called living benefits.

  3. Choosing an insurance policy with accelerated benefits allows the policyholder to pay for their daily living in an effort to make it as comfortable as possible while also allowing the holder to look after his or her family once they pass away. This type of benefit was originally started in the late 1980s in an attempt to alleviate the financial pressures of those that were diagnosed with AIDS.

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