conversion privilege

Conversion Privilege

1. In insurance, a policy in which both the premiums and the coverage are guaranteed for a certain number of years, regardless of the health of the insured person. This privilege is operative as long as premiums are paid on time. The insurer may only increase the premium if premiums are increased to the whole class of policyholders.

2. The right of a policyholder to convert a group policy to an individual policy without a health examination. This right is usually exercised after the termination of employment, and the premium is determined by the policyholder's attained age.

conversion privilege

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This opportunity is missed for primarily two reasons: first, term life settlements are time-sensitive transactions that must occur before the policy lapses or the conversion privilege expires and, second, many financial advisors, accountants and attorneys are not aware that term policies can be sold in a life settlement.
In connection with the conversion privilege for holders of its Series 2 and Series 3 Preferred Shares, Bombardier Inc today announced the basis for resetting the dividend rate on its Series 3 Preferred Shares in accordance with the terms applicable to those shares.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 17, 2016-Sun Life Financial reports conversion privilege of Class A preferred shares
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-August 17, 2016-Sun Life Financial reports conversion privilege of Class A preferred shares
TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced today that it has notified the registered shareholder of its Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 3 (Series 3 Shares) of the Conversion Privilege and Dividend Rate Notice.
"In all fairness, they should understand what type of coverage they have and the difference between coverage at their job, and what happens to that policy when they leave their job, and acquiring a personal policy." In some cases when you leave an employer, you also leave the life insurance policy behind, but Justin notes that "some jobs offer a conversion privilege, which in essence 'converts' the policy from term to permanent insurance without evidence of insurability." However, the associated premiums are generally much higher.
ManuTerm is a level (fixed premium) or renewable (policy term extendable) term plan with conversion privilege that provides high coverage for Loss of Life and Terminal Illness at affordable rates.
It is possible for an employee to assign all his incidents of ownership in group term life insurance so long as both the policy and state law permit an absolute assignment of all the insured's interest in the insurance including the conversion privilege, if any.
(3) Under final regulations, the issue price of a bond convertible into stock or another debt instrument of the issuer includes any amount paid for the conversion privilege, even if the privilege may be satisfied for the cash value of the stock or other debt instrument.
"Most group insurance plans have a conversion privilege," McLellan said.
In the legislative history to the NQPS provisions, however, Congress evinced concern that the NQPS provisions should not necessarily be avoided by the inclusion of conversion rights per se: "In no event will a conversion privilege into stock of the issuer automatically be considered to constitute participation in corporate growth to any significant extent."(7) The statute includes no specific prohibition against considering conversion rights, and it is likely Congress concluded that many conversion rights are in fact indicative of an opportunity to "participate in corporate growth to [a] significant extent." In other words, Congress was concerned only about illusory conversion rights that were unlikely, if ever, to be exercised.
Such rights would include all of the right, title, interest, ownership, control, and incidents of ownership in any and all insurance policies, and would include any conversion privilege, waiver of premium benefit, borrowing rights and assignment rights.