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The termination of a right or privilege due to inaction. In insurance, lapses occur on a policy if the policyholder fails to pay premiums. In this case, the right to receive the benefit lapses. In options, the contract lapses if the option is not exercised on or by the expiration date. In this case, the right to buy or sell the underlying asset lapses.
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A lapse causes a policy, right, or privilege to end because the person or institution that would benefit fails to live up to its terms or meet its conditions.

For example, if you have a subscription right to buy additional shares of a stock at a price below the public offering price, you must generally act before a certain date. If that date passes, your right is said to lapse.

Similarly, if you have a life insurance policy that requires you to pay annual premiums, the policy will lapse if you fail to pay the premiums in time.

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When a loan closing is involved, if applications or change requests are dated after the lapse, then the policy or change request can't be issued.
For requests to increase or begin coverage that are on or before the last day of effective authorization, if the carrier receives the application and payment within the lapse period and within 10 days of the date of request, the policy or coverage change may be issued and effective on the requested date in accordance with standard rules.
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This is not a complete list of LTC consumer protections, but, rather, a list of protections that specifically help protect the policy from unintended lapse or the insured from loss of benefits.
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