Accelerated Death Benefit

Business / Taxes / Accelerated Death Benefit: If your life insurance policy has an accelerated death benefit (ADB), you may qualify to use a portion of the death benefit to pay for certain healthcare expenses, such as the costs of a terminal illness or long-term care, while you’re still alive. Using the ADB, you take cash advances from the policy, reducing the death benefit by up to a fixed percentage. The balance is paid to your beneficiaries on your death. While an accelerated death benefit can help ease current financial burdens, including this option in your policy increases the cost of coverage. And, if you do take money out, it reduces what your beneficiaries receive.

Other Words for Benefit

Benefit Noun Synonyms: advantage, profit, good, sake, gain, aid, help, service
Benefit Verb Synonyms: improve, aid, help, better, promote, further, advance, forward
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Other Words for Death

Death Noun Synonyms: demise, decease, passing, dying, end
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Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)

Business / Accounting / Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS): IRS regulations that allocate the cost of an asset according to predefined recovery periods and percentages. MORE

Minimum Monthly Benefit

Health / Dentistry / Minimum Monthly Benefit: There is usually a minimum amount paid as a monthly benefit after reductions for 'Other Income Benefits'. MORE

Maximum Monthly Benefit

Health / Dentistry / Maximum Monthly Benefit: This is the highest dollar amount an employee with a disability can receive on a monthly basis under the Long Term Disability plan. MORE

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