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Lapse
Termination of a policy because of failure to pay the premium. This generally happens because the policy has yet to develop any cash value.

Life insurance
An agreement that guarantees the payment of a stated amount of monetary benefits upon the death of the insured, or under other circumstances specified in the contract, such as total disability.

Loss of independent existence
Confirmation by an appropriate specialist of the loss of independent existence lasting for a minimum consecutive period of 6 months and resulting in a permanent inability to perform at least three (3) of the Activities of Daily Living .
Loss of speech
Total and irrecoverable loss of the ability to speak for a continuous period of 12 months. Medical evidence to confirm injury or illness to the vocal cords to support this disability must be supplied by an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. All psychiatric related causes are excluded.