Evidence of a temporary contract obliging a life or health insurance company to provide coverage as long as a premium accompanies an acceptable application. This gives the company time to process the application and to issue or refuse a policy, as the case may be. If the applicant were to die before a policy is issued, the company will pay the death benefit if the policy would have been issued. For example, Mr. A applies for $100,000 of life insurance but is killed by an automobile before the policy is issued. The company finds that it would have issued the policy, and therefore pays $100,000 to the beneficiary.