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Life insurance is used to hedge various financial risks in relation to human life, and is offered in a range of different forms. Depending on the form of the product, the emphasis of the product is on provision based on a certain type of risk, the saving of capital or the goal of old-age provision or for the purpose of hedging of loans. The policyholder’s benefits arise from the payment of insurance premiums. The premiums may be paid on an ongoing (e.g. monthly) basis or as a one-off premium. Conversely the insurance undertaking provides insurance protection and in the event of the insurance event occurring that is being insured against (e.g. death during the duration of the insurance contract, reaching retirement age etc.) then the contractually agreed insurance benefit as well as any participation in profits is made available.

Term-Nr.: 537

German: Lebensversicherung (500)

Source: FMA AT m. e. E., 30.10.2018

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