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What happens when you cash in a life insurance policy and how can you tell how much you would get for it?


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2011-05-15 09:56:39
2011-05-15 09:56:39

Look in the policy for the table of cash values. There may be TWO columns. Cash and Surrender value. If you give up the policy, you get the surrender amount. If you don't have that table in your policy or your policy is based on current interest rates - then you need to contact your Insurance Company or agent and ask for an illustration showing the cash values.

If the amount of cash is more than you paid - you pay tax on the difference. You might want to consider taking loans if you need the $$$. You might also want to consider just not paying the premium and letting the cash values pay for the coverage.


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Ineed some forms such as change of ownership and change of beneficary.

If you have an old life insurance policy can you cash it in for cash value

You call the life insurance company and get the present cash value out of the policy. The policy will then be divested.

The paid up life would have it's extra cash value too, so if you cashed it in for the cash value, there would be no more paid up life either.

Pays out to beneficiary-just the value of coverage not cash value if sold.

If the policy that you have with United Investors is a whole life policy and has accumulated cash value then you can take a policy loan against it. And then you would pay that money back plus interest which is basically like paying yourself back. Or you can cash in the life insurance policy and take the cash value with you

If you surrender it you are in effect canceling the policy. They will issue you a check for the cash value in the insurance and you will no longer have the protection. Alternatives? Maybe take a loan on the cash value which you would have to pay back. If you are over 52 you should look into selling the policy as you will get more than the cash value. I can help you with that. In any case I caution you on losing a policy like this, consider carefully. 4LifeGuild

The cash value is the amount of money your insurance policy is worth to the owner of the policy if the insurance is cancelled and the policy terminated. The insurance company will mail a check to the to the policy owner upon policy termination or cancellation by request of the owner. I would strongly encourage you to consult a professional in your area before cancelling an existing policy. There may be other options and alternatives to access the value of the policy without cancelling the insurance policy.

It depends on what policy it is. If it was a whole life policy for which all premiums were paid promptly as agreed in the policy document, then Yes, you can cash it in after the death of the policy holder. For any other type of insurance policy, I would assume the policy has expired or lapsed by now since we are nearly 25 years ahead from 1987. So, in that case you cannot cash in the policy.

Report the forgery to your local policy department and the insurance company and you will probably be made whole.

No, Cash, bullion, stocks and bonds and other negotiable paper are excluded from a homeowners insurance policy.

If you have a permanent type of policy such as whole life or universal life there may be some cash value to recover.If it is a term insurance policy there is no cash value so there is nothing to "cash out".

Can you sell a 20 year term life insurance policy which has no cash value

Yes, if there is a cash value in the policy is can be surrendered for that cash. BUT, it is paid up. Why would you cash it in ? It does not cost you anything from this point going forward to be morally responsible. Perhaps a policy loan may be the option.

If your policy is a term insurance plan, nothing happens. The coverage ends when you stop paying and there's no further benefits. It's similar to auto insurance. If your policy is a permanent plan with cash value, there may be income tax ramifications. If your cash in the plan grew, you may receive a form 1099 from the insurance company indicating a taxable gain. This growth in your cash value may not have been reportable income if the policy hadn't lapsed. If your policy expires before you do, there is no death benefit payable to the beneficiaries of the lapsed contract.

Your dad can withdraw the cash value of your life insurance policy if he is the policy owner of your policy. If you have obtained adulthood, you dad cannot withdraw the cash value of your life insurance policy without your consent. If you are minor life assured, your dad as proposer can draw cash value on maturity,provided you will not be adult then.

If the policy was a term life insurance policy and presuming that you paid all premiums and the policy did not lapse for non-payment, it would be considered to be "fully paid-up". Therefore, upon the insured's death, the insurance company would be obliged to pay the face value of the policy. If the policy was a "whole life insurance policy", cash value would probably have accumulated so it may have more value ($2500 plus the accumulated cash value). A definitive answer cannot be given without reviewing the policy.

What do you mean "Sell" the life insurance policy? Once it is back in force and you are the owner, you can cash it in at any time if there is in fact a cash value. I guess you would have to better define what you mean by selling it.

No, since a term life insurance policy does not build cash value inside the policy, there is no cash to take a loan from with term insurance.

"Insurance and Taxes. No. All proceeds or withdrawals from any insurance policy are not taxable." This is not true. If you cancel a life insurance policy, the growth on the cash value IS TAXABLE. If you do not surrender your policy, the money is taken as a loan and therefore not taxable, but interest that has to be paid back to the insurance company grows.

A life insurance policy may have cash value if it is a "whole life insurance policy". This is a kind of life insurance, distinguished from "term" life insurance, that accumulates cash value for the period that it is in force and premiums are paid. Each premium paid goes to pay the cost of "indemnity" (the death benefit), the administrative costs incurred by the insurer, with all or a portion of the remainder going into the cash value. The cash value element of the policy is SOMEWHAT like a savings account within the policy. It grows slowly at first but faster as the policy matures. When a sufficient amount of cash value has accumulated, policy loans from the cash value are usually allowed per the terms of the policy. The loans bear interest at a rate provided for by the policy. Term life insurance does not accumulate cash value.

No, because Term Life insurance policy has NO cash value.

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