Nonforfeiture clauses can be found in standard types of life insurance as well as long-term care insurance. The clause may involve returning some portion of the total premiums paid, the cash surrender value of the policy, or a reduced benefit based on the amount of premiums that were paid up until the policy lapsed.
While nobody should plan on letting a policy lapse, a nonforfeiture clause can be a savior if somebody forgets to pay premiums or is unable to pay them for an extended period. Having a nonforfeiture clause will typically add to the premium amount over a similar policy without one.
Investment dictionary. Academic. 2012.
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