Key Man Insurance

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Key Man Insurance

A life insurance policy that a company purchases on one or more of its most important employees. The company pays the premiums and is the beneficiary. If the employee dies unexpectedly the company receives the benefit to offset the financial loss from the employee's demise. Partnerships often have key man insurance on each of the partners, while publicly-traded companies carry policies for major executives and managers. Companies use key man benefits to buy back stock in the company from the decedent's estate. It is also common to use the benefit to offset lost production or to pay a headhunter to find a replacement employee.
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Without certain kinds of business life insurance like key person coverage or an insured buy-sell agreement on the partner who died, our fictitious business may have serious problems and be forced to liquidate or even close shop.
When asked about premium amounts and what costs and range policies are associated with business life insurance coverage, Betti explains it depends on the age, health, and level of coverage desired.
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