Nonforfeiture

This is a rider on a Long-Term Care Insurance policy that says if you stop paying the premium on a policy (lapse), it will provide a residual benefit to the policyholder. Often this is a paid-up policy providing your regular benefit for a shortened period of time. Another form of Nonforfeiture is a return of some part of the money you have paid, called "return of premium" (see Return of Premium). The amount of nonforfeiture benefit depends on how long you have held and paid premiums on the policy. Contingent Nonforfeiture is a built-in feature giving the insured options in the event of an approved premium increase over a certain percentage based on your age. NAIC Model Regulations require this benefit in all Long-Term Care Insurance policies.

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