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Survivorship Clause

A life insurance provision stating when the death of the insured and the primary beneficiary is at the same time, the benefits would skip the primary beneficiary and be paid to the contingent beneficiary; if a contingent beneficiary is not named, the proceeds go to the estate of the insured. the beneficiary must survive the owner of the policy by a set amount of time in order to receive the benefits.

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