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Can you change a life insurance policy?

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2011-06-01 17:20:58
2011-06-01 17:20:58

If you are not working with an agent for the company that issued the policy, you need to locate one. An agent can effectively explain what your options are.

What you can change about the policy, and if any changes are possible depends on what you want to change, and who you are in relation to the policy. The owner may be able to change the beneficiary. The owner may be able to change the type of policy (typically called a "conversion" if the policy permits it). The contract may allow other changes. But it's a complex legal document. Find an agent to explain what you've got and what options are available.

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