Cash Surrender Value


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Cash Surrender Value

The amount of money that an insurance company pays the insured upon cancellation of a life insurance policy before death and which is a specific figure assigned to the policy at that particular time, reduced by a charge for administrative expenses.

The cash surrender value of an insurance policy is not based upon its actual value, but upon its reserve value—the face amount of the contract discounted at a specific rate of interest according to the insured's life expectancy. Not all life insurance policies have cash surrender values; the terms of the policy must so provide.

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Any distribution that reduces the cash surrender value of a contract and that is made within two years before a reduction in benefits under such contract will be treated as made in anticipation of a reduction.
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In both universal life and whole life policies, premiums are paid to the insurer in exchange for a death benefit and an accrual of cash surrender value. The death benefit delivers protection, while the cash surrender value delivers savings.
* Cash surrender value. The amount the insurer pays to the insured upon the policy surrender.
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Usually there is no intention of repaying the policy loan within the current year, in which case the loan should be reflected on the balance sheet as a deduction from the cash surrender value (i.e., net cash surrender values should be shown).
Aaron explains that a new market for life insurance policies has opened up, and selling the policy can provide more cash to the insured than the cash surrender value. In addition, this is cash to the ILIT (the policy owner), and can be used by Ike's wife and children (and indirectly himself) during his lifetime.
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