What Does Automatic Premium Loan Provision Mean?
An automatic premium loan provision is a clause in a whole life insurance policy. It states that should a policyholder fail to make a scheduled premium payment, money from the accumulated cash value of the policy will be withdrawn and used as a loan to pay the owed premium.
Insuranceopedia Explains Automatic Premium Loan Provision
Automatic premium loan provisions are beneficial for both insurers and the insured. They allow the insurer to collect a premium even when the insured cannot pay it, and they allow the insured to keep their policy rather than have it canceled as a result of a missed payment.
Policyholders can miss payments for a variety of reasons. They may, for instance, be sick, injured, or have simply forgotten. As long as they have an automatic premium loan provision, however, a missed premium should not void the policy.