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Simply, Paid-Up Whole Life insurance is a life insurance policy with premiums that were due only for a certain period of time or until the insured reached a certain age. From that time forward, the policy will remain inforce until the insured reaches age 100 or a claim is paid.

During the time premiums were being paid, cash value likely was earned. However, the amount of cash value being earned will decrease once premium payments are no longer required.

All of this is different than a reduced paid-up life insurance policy. This happens if the policy permits it as an option when a premium payment wasn't received by the end of the grace period. If it does, then the cash value will be used to purchase as much face value ( death benefit ) as possible. The $10,000 original benefit, for example, might become a reduced paid-up policy for $5,000, but no premiums will be required to keep it inforce.

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A paid-up policy is a whole life insurance policy for which no additional premium / payments are required to keep it in force.

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What is it called when a insurance policy is paid up?

"Paid up" is actually the terminology used in the insurance industry when describing a policy that no longer requires any premiums. When a policy is "paid up", there are no further premiums required for the policy to continue on for what should be lifetime. This can only occur with permanent forms of Life insurance such as Whole Life, Universal Life and Variable Universal Life.

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A 770 insurance plan is a whole life insurance plan. The life insurance plan is set up as an annuity. When seven years of premiums are paid the plan will pay for itself.

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If you are talking about Life Insurance, Paid Up, means the Life Insurance no longer needs Premiums paid as it is all paid up to sustane the policy for the duration chosen.

What is a paid up insurance policy?

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How do you check the policy status of term life insurance that has been paid up and company has merged with another company?

Most term life policies do not have the option of becoming paid up as do whole life polices AJH

Whole life insurance convert to paid-up?

It may or may not be a good idea depending on your personal circumstances. Talk to your agent.

Can you check with your policy number if your life insurance has matured?

Life insurance is paid out upon your death. If you have whole life insurance (premium plus a savings component) perhaps there might be a time where no further premiums are required--it is paid up. Best thing to do is to call the company and inquire as to what sort of policy you have.

What components make up a low cost whole of life policy?

To lower the cost of a Whole Life policy you can opt for TPL rider: This rider provides additional coverage through the annual purchase of a combination of oneyear term insurance and additional amounts of permanent, paid-up whole life insurance. Throughout the life of the contract, the TPL premium is used to purchase an increasing amount of paid-up additions and a decreasing amount of term insurance. It is intended that TPL paid-up additions and policy dividend additions will eventually accumulate to a point where the term portion is no longer needed.

What happens to whole life policy if cancel before it is paid up?

Whole life insurance policies, unlike term insurance policies, accumulate cash value, like a savings account, as you pay your premiums, so that even if you cancel such a policy before it is fully paid up, it still has some value that can be cashed in.

If you have 3-4 paid up whole life insurance policies through national life Who do you contact to cash them in?

If you have a 'whole life' policy it likely means that you are 100. If you would like to cash them in..................if that's the issuing insurance company.

Who bought out Kentucky life insurance?

I have 3 paid up policys with kentucky life insurance where are they now.

Using the policy dividends as a single premium to buy additional life insurance is called?

The term you are looking for is "paid-up additions" or "paid-up additional life insurance"

When is your life insurance fully paid?

A life insurance policy becomes "fully paid up" when the company tells you no more premium payments are due.

Is an insurance dividend taxed currently or ever when applied to a paid up life insurance policy?

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What best describes 'term life insurance'?

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Should I purchase term life or whole life insurance?

Term life insurance does not build up accumulated value and ends when the insurance policy period ends. Whole life insurance does build up accumulated value, has tax advantages, but costs more than Term Life insurance. You can determine which product better meets your insurance needs.

How do you keep my policy as paid up?

A life insurance policy becomes paid up when all premiums as defined in the policy bond have been paid in full.A life insurance policy ought to be paid up before maturity for smooth disposal of maturity amount to the policy holder or its nominee. Premiums for a life insurance policy should be paid up for a minimum period of 3 years to attract surrender value.

What is a single premium life insurance?

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What is a DOT RIDER in life insurance?

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What are the benefits of having Term Insurance as opposed to Whole life Insurance?

The benefits of having Term Insurance as opposed to Whole Life Insurance are that Term Insurance is cheap for people up to the age of 50 and even up to the age of 65 in some cases. Whereas Whole Life Insurance is much more expensive as you are also paying for an investment in bonds or stocks which add significantly to the premium

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