Benefit Survival Period

In the context of living benefit, the "Benefit Survival Period" refers to a specified duration of time that the insured must survive following the diagnosis of a covered condition or event in order to be eligible to receive the policy benefits. This term is commonly associated with critical illness insurance policies.

Here's how it typically works:

  • Critical Illness Insurance: Upon diagnosis of a covered critical illness (such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, etc.), the insured must survive for a predetermined period, often 30 days, from the date of diagnosis before the lump sum benefit is payable. This period is known as the benefit survival period.

Not all critical illness policies have a Benefit Survival Period, but it is a common feature in many policies. The purpose of this period is to ensure that the policy provides a benefit for illnesses that have a significant impact on the insured's life expectancy and financial stability. It acts as a safeguard for insurance providers to manage risk and ensure the policy serves its intended purpose of providing financial support during prolonged critical illnesses rather than immediate fatal conditions.

The specifics of the Benefit Survival Period, including its duration and the conditions it applies to, can vary between different insurance providers and policies. It's important for individuals considering purchasing critical illness insurance to carefully review the policy details, including the presence and terms of any Benefit Survival Period, to fully understand the coverage and how it aligns with their needs and expectations.

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