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life insurance

noun
1.
insurance providing for payment of a sum of money to a named beneficiary upon the death of the policyholder or to the policyholder if still living after reaching a specified age.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • Price is celebrated for creating the first actuarial model for life insurance.
  • Why do smokers pay more for life insurance but obese participants in the pool do not.
  • Billions of dollars in unclaimed life insurance benefits are at the center of a legal wrestling match.
  • Sculptors must have personal medical, accident or life insurance upon registration.
  • Employer pays all full-time employees' health and life insurance and half of dependent coverage.
  • She has no life insurance or long-term care insurance, and no property to sell.
  • Remarkably, she was acquitted, and is said to have collected on her husband's thirty-thousand-dollar life insurance policy.
  • Whenever a fraud or financial irregularity occurs in a life insurance company the fact is a public calamity.
  • It took two world wars for life insurance to take root.
  • Imagine that anyone can buy any amount of life insurance on any unrelated individual, without their knowledge or consent.
British Dictionary definitions for life insurance

life insurance

noun
1.
another name for life assurance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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