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Accidental Death Benefit

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 ofthe policy—the person to whom its proceeds are payable—will receive twice the face value of the policy.

The insurance company that is liable for the payment of such a benefit will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of death of the insured person before paying the claim.

Another name for an accidental death benefit is a double indemnity clause.

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