Succession Beneficiary Clause

Published: | Updated: November 5, 2017

Definition - What does Succession Beneficiary Clause mean?

A succession beneficiary clause is a provision in a life insurance policy that establishes the procedure for revoking a current designated beneficiary and designating a successor beneficiary instead.

Insuranceopedia explains Succession Beneficiary Clause

To change their beneficiary designation, the insured usually must submit a written notice. Most insurers provide specific forms for this purpose. In some instances, the policy contract must be returned for the change to be effective.

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