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Cash Value

The amount of cash that becomes available to an insured person upon the cancellation of his/her insurance policy. Most often, this applies to the savings portion of a canceled whole life policy. This value is considered an asset and can be borrowed against or used as collateral. It may also be called a cash surrender value or a surrender value.

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(9) Also in the second case, the cash surrender value depends (indirectly) on the current benefit [C.sub.t + 1] and on the time-to-maturity T - t through the policy reserve.
'Three years ago, we were getting 80-100% over surrender values,' he says.
Specifically, he relied on a specially commissioned study by the European law expert Maderbacher, whose criticism looks like this: If you withdraw from the insurance after more than five years due to inadequate instruction, only the surrender value should be reimbursed.
The actual cancellation of the contract shall take place after 30 days from receipt by the buyer of the notice of cancellation or the demand for the notarial act of rescission and upon full payment of the cash surrender value to the buyer.
Tax on the "inside buildup" of cash surrender values generally is not deferred in the case of contracts issued after December 31, 1984, that do not meet the statutory definition of a "life insurance contract." In such cases, the excess of the sum of (1) the increase in net surrender value (cash surrender value less any surrender charges) during the taxable year and (2) the cost of life insurance protection for the year over premiums paid under the contract during the year is taxable to the policyholder as ordinary income.
Producers and clients believe that the cash surrender value of a life insurance policy is approximately equal to its interpolated terminal reserve (ITR, explained later), and that the ITR is the policy's FMV.
There are two types of surrender value--guaranteed surrender value and special/cash surrender value.
Summary: Evaluate the surrender value of your endowment policy before you discontinue it.
Alternatively, policyholders who stop making premium payments will have reduced paid up endowment policy benefits based on the cash surrender value.
NONFORFEITURE VALUE also called cash surrender value, is the sum of money an insurance company will pay a policyholder if he or she decides to cancel the policy before it expires or before he or she dies.
If this process is completed properly, the life insurance policy would typically earn significantly more in the open market than it would if returned to the insurance company for a cash surrender value.
The bill also requires that insurers must provide a notice that premium is due not more than 30 days from the date the insurer determines that the net cash surrender value under the policy is insufficient to pay the total charges that are necessary to keep the policy in force.