Cash Surrender Value


  • The total amount of money that an insurance company is contractually obligated to pay if the policyholder voluntarily cancels the policy before its maturity or an insured event occurs. The cash surrender value, also known as "cash value", "surrender value" and "policyholder's equity," refers to the savings component of permanent life insurance policies (predominantly whole life insurance policies).

early termination amount, relinquishment value


Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Alternate Cash Surrender Value (ACSV)Acronym,
    • Cash Surrender Value of Life Insurance (CSVLI)Acronym,
      • Net Cash Surrender Value (NCSV)Acronym,
        • Permanent Life Insurance Definition,
          • A class of life insurance policies, which include both universal and whole life insurance, with guaranteed death benefits at the end of their terms.
        • Policy Loan Definition,
          • A loan where a life insurance policyholder's death benefit is used as collateral.
        • Surrender Charge Definition,
          • A charge levied when a life insurance policyholder cancels his or her policy.
        • Surrender Rights Definition,
          • The contractual right for a life insurance or annuity policyholder to cancel his or her policy.
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