What is Life Insurance?
Life insurance is a contract, often called a policy, between you and an insurance company to provide money to a person you designate, in the event that you die during the time the contract is in force.
In essence, during your lifetime you pay money, known as the insurance premium, to the insurance company. It promises to pay money to the persons you name, the beneficiaries, at your death.
Some types of life insurance also give the policy owner the right to borrow a portion of the cash value within a policy, or to receive an accelerated death benefit if you become terminally ill or require confinement in a long term care facility.
NOTE: The answers to coverage questions are primarily based on ISO forms generally used in Florida by most companies. However, please keep in mind that all companies forms are NOT necessarily the same. Some companies may provide broader coverage and some may be more restrictive. IN ALL CASES, THE CONSUMER MUST REFER TO HIS OR HER OWN POLICY FOR SPECIFIC COVERAGE INFORMATION.