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No. Life Insurance policies do not cover suicide.

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Suicide is usually excluded under a life insurance policy. The suicide exclusion usually states that there is no payout of life insurance proceeds if the death is due to suicide within two years of the puchase of the life insurance policy. In some states, like Colorado, the suicide exclusion is one year.

suicide will cause your premiums to be refunded if it occurs within the first 2 years of the policy, after that, the full benefit is payed

A standard life insurance policy usually contains a provision stating that death that is the result of suicide will not be covered if it occurs within a stated period of time after the issuance of the policy. The period of time varies, but it is frequently two years. The reasoning for this provision is that insurance is intended to cover fortuitous occurrences, not ones that are planned or intended. NOTE= Commiting suicide is never the answer to a problem.

Generally If a suicide is committed by the insured within the 1st 2 years of issue of the policy it will not pay. This is known as the suicide clause. After 2 years the policy will pay.

As it happens, I used to work in the insurance industry so I am familiar with this question. Life insurance policies typically have a clause that invalidates a claim if the insured commits suicide within a year of the date when the policy was purchased, but if you have had that insurance policy for a year or longer, then it remains valid even in the event of suicide. The concept behind this is that insurance companies don't want suicidal people (or their relatives) to buy life insurance policies to make the suicide more profitable. But if you bought your policy in good faith,, and the insured only subsequently became suicidal, then that is a death which deserves to be covered by the policy.

All life insurance policies have a two year suicide clause. If a person commits suicide within two years of the policy application date the company may return all premiums that have been paid depending on the policy but will not pay the face amount of the policy.

If there was a valid, fully paid up life insurance policy in force for the person who died when he died, and if the circumstances of the death are within the coverage of the policy, then the insurer is required to pay the claim.An example of circumstances outside a policy:Many policies exclude coverage of death by suicide. If the person committed suicide, then a policy that excluded it would not be payable. If suicide is suspected under those conditions, the claim may not be paid while an investigation determines whether it was or was not suicide.

You are still within the policy protection period so yes, you are covered as long as the insurance you purchased covered that accident to begin with. It does not matter how long you are staying away, as long as the plicy is in force while you are still traveling. Think about it. If you buy a 1 year term life policy and die within that 1st year, you are covered. If you die within one year and a day...tough luck on your family. 4lifeguild

Mail me a copy of your insurance policy and I will read it and let you know

Life Insurance Companies do not cover suicide, subject to the "Suicide Clause" limitation in all life insurance policies. The suicide clause stats that no death payment will be made if an insured commits suicide within the first two years (one year in Colorado) that the policy is in force. This clause protects the insurance company against adverse selection - the purchase of a life isnurance policy in contemplation of a planned death in order for the beneficiary of the life insurance policy to collect the life insurance proceeds.

Life insurance policies normally will contain a clause that disallows a payment if the cause of death is suicide within the first year of the policy, but if the policy has been in force for over a year, then the benefit is still paid even if the cause of death is suicide. You can legally collect that payment (if you are the beneficiary) even if you originally took out the policy knowing that the insured person was eventually going to commit suicide. However, if you in some way caused this person to commit suicide, that is another matter. To counsel suicide is considered a crime. So there are various legal issues depending upon the circumstances.

Most life insurance policies have a two year suicide clause that states that the policy will not pay for death by suicide if it occurs within 24 months from the date the application was issued. Death benefits will be paid if it is after that time period. If the suicide occurs during the suicide clause the insurance company will return the premium paid in full plus interest.

Life insurance is regulated by the various states, not by the federal government. It is deemed to be contrary to public interest to encourage suicide by making insurance proceeds available to those who see no way out of their financial difficulties. Therefore, insurance companies usually prohibit claims when suicide is the cause of death, but that limitation usually lasts for only 2 years from the date of policy issuance. If suicide occurs within 2 years, payment is typically limited to a refund of premiums.he policy. In sum, even if death is by suicide, benefits will normally be paid if death occurs after the policy has been in force for 2 years. Be sure, however, to refer to the written terms of the policy and the insurance code of the state in which the policy was issued, as they will always prevail.

This depends upon the timing. If the insurance policy was taken out a year or more before your husband committed suicide, then the normal life insurance provisions would allow a normal claim process, and payment of the death benefit. There is usually a provision that if an insured person commits suicide within a year of taking out the policy, this is a kind of insurance fraud and the claim is not paid (although the premiums that have been paid can be refunded). I would also suggest that you read your policy and see what it actually says.

In the United States, If the vehicle is a replacement (trade-in) for the vehicle currently on your policy then it will generally be covered under the replacement rule so long as you follow the terms of your policy and notify the insurer within required number of days. If it is an additional acquired vehicle then generally it is not covered until you notify your insurer to add it to your policy.

If you die within twelve months of buying your life insurance policy, one of several things may happen. First, the insurance company may pay your life insurance proceeds to your beneficiary. The payment is usually free of any federal income tax. Or, they may review the claim and if determined it was death by suicide, the claim would most likely be denied, as there is a common Suicide Exclusion in most life insurance policies excluding suicide within two years of buying the policy, one year in the state of Colorado. Or, if the insurance company determined there was misrepresentation on the application (answering questions untruthfully) - the policy may be voided. This is called the Incontestable Clause, it lasts for up to 2 years after you buy the policy. I hope that helps! Best of luck to you. They may pay you any premiums collected plus a minimal amount of interest and possibly minus some service fee. If this is the case, there should be a clause in the policy explaining it.

The standard life insurance policy wording is requlated by the various stae insurance departments. Basically, the standard life insurance policy covers death by any cause at any time in any place. Death by suicide within the first 2 policy years is an exclusion in most states, 1 year in some states.

It depends on your homeowners policy. Read it carefully and call your agent. Your home should be covered unless there is a stipulation about having to move in within 30 days.

If you have an existing auto insurance policy, the new vehicle will be covered if it is added to the existing policy within 15 days of the purchase of the new vehicle.

AnswerAs long as the policy is two years old, it shouldn't be a problem. Many policies have a provision to pay out a substantial amount upon diagnosis of a terminal illness. The laws for life insurance vary state by state and depends on what is contained in the policy itself...Some states allow life insurance companies to deny benefits completely if the insured commits suicide within 2 years of opening the policy..Some States allow life insurance companies to have a suicide exclusion clause for the life of the policy in which if the insured commits suicide they will only pay benefits equaling the total amount of premiums that the insured paid on the policy...Some States also allow insurance companies to have a euthanasia clause in which benefits will not be paid in cases of assisted suicide by physician/healthcare worker because it is a criminal act in that state.

You should contact your insurer and have your spouse added to your policy within 30 days of having obtained a drivers permit or any other change in the risks associated with your insurance policy to be properly covered under your states Financial Responsibility Laws. Failure to do so could be construed as a material misrepresentation of your risk to the insurer and could result in no coverage or even policy cancelation.

Yes, you will be covered if you bought your life insurance policy based on non-tobacco user rates and then started smoking after you bought the policy. Also, the carrier has two years after you purchase to contest the policy. After that period, you may be covered either way. However, some carriers may reduce the total payout by deducting the difference in preiums they would have charged for a smoker, from the policy coverage amount paid to your beneficiary. Also, if you die within 2 years of buying the policy, and said you didn't smoke, and the smoking was the cause of your death, that may be considered material misrepresentation, and the insurer may be able to dispute the payout of your policy.

Before 2007, Missouri did not allow life insurance policies to exclude suicide, except that the insurer could avoid payment if it could be proven that the policyholder contemplated suicide when he bought the policy. Some resources will incorrectly state that this is still the law, thereby causing confusion. In about 2007, the law was changed and now insurance companies may exclude suicide for one year after the policy is purchased (in Missouri). After one year insurance companies must pay for death by suicide, even though the policy may recite a longer exclusion period. Note that an insurance company may initially deny your claim after the one year period hoping that you won't know the law and will go away. If the insured commits suicide within the one year exclusion period, the insurance company must return the premium with interest. The Missouri law is located at the link below.

It is a company's policy to promote: whether from within or without the roster of existing employees.

yes!Correction:As of Jan. 2012 there is no state in America that maintains a "suicide statute" within their penal code. It's not illegal.