accidental death benefit


accidental death benefit
n. A payment, in addition to the compensation received by the beneficiaries of an accident insurance or life insurance policy, to be made paid if the insured suffers an accidental death.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


accidental death benefit
A provision of a life insurance policy stating that if the insured—the person whose life has been insured—dies in an accident, the beneficiary of the policy—the person to whom its proceeds are payable—will receive twice the face value of the policy.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


accidental death benefit
A provision of a life insurance policy stating that if the insured—the person whose life has been insured—dies in an accident, the beneficiary of the policy—the person to whom its proceeds are payable—will receive twice the face value of the policy.

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