Savings Balance:The amount of funds available to your family after your expenses at death have been covered. This includes any current life insurance.
Second Opinion:It is a medical opinion provided by a second physician or medical expert, when one physician provides a diagnosis or recommends surgery to an individual. Individuals are encouraged to obtain second opinions whenever a physician recommends surgery or presents an individual with a serious medical diagnosis.
Short-Term Disability:An injury or illness that keeps a person from working for a short time. The definition of short-term disability (and the time period over which coverage extends) differs among insurance companies and employers. Short-term disability insurance coverage is designed to protect an individual's full or partial wages during a time of injury or illness (that is not work-related) that would prohibit the individual from working.
Short-Term Medical:Temporary coverage for an individual for a short period of time, usually from 30 days to six months.
Social Security Survivor Benefits:Depending on your work history, your family may qualify for Social Security benefits. Typically, Social Security benefits for the widow/widower cease when the youngest child turns 16. The child's benefit generally continues to age 18. Once the children are gone, Social Security benefits are generally not available until the widow/widower turns age 60.
Spouse Income from Work:Income expected from your spouse after your death. If your spouse needs education or retraining, make sure that the starting year for this income provides adequate time to complete.
State Mandated Benefits:When a state passes laws requiring that health insurance plans include specific benefits.
Stop-loss:The dollar amount of claims filed for eligible expenses at which point you've paid 100% of your out-of-pocket and the insurance begins to pay at 100%. Stop-loss is reached when an insured individual has paid the deductible and reached the out-of-pocket maximum amount of co-insurance.
Surrender:The policy owner's right to terminate policy coverage in exchange for the policy's cash surrender value or other equivalent nonforfeiture values.
Surrender Charge:As provided in the provisions of a life insurance policy or annuity contract, surrender charges are charges an insurance company may deduct if the owner surrenders a life insurance policy or annuity contract for the cash or accumulation value. Companies may also deduct this charge if the owner borrows money on his or her life insurance policy, if the policy lapses for nonpayment, or if the policy owner elects to decrease the face amount of the policy.