Deciding Whether a Life Insurance Contract Should Be Reinstated
AbstractIn this article, a process for deciding whether a life insurance contract should be reinstated is proposed. The present values of net premium of two alternatives are calculated and compared. Our analysis shows that reinstatement of the original policy is not always beneficial. When the holding time of insurance policy before lapse is longer, reinstatement is more favorable, under the assumption of a constant interest rate. However, when the valuation interest rate is a stochastic process, buying a new policy is better than reinstatement of the original one if the equilibrium interest rate and the holding time of insurance policy before lapse have small values; otherwise, reinstatement of the original policy is better.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Western Risk and Insurance Association in its journal Journal of Insurance Issues.
Volume (Year): 34 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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