Right of the policy owner as listed in a policy. An insured has the right to exercise all privileges and receive all benefits of the policy except when restricted by the right of an irrevocable beneficiary or an assignee of record. A policy owner can transfer ownership of the policy by making an absolute assignment (rights transferred to another individual without any conditions) or a collateral assignment (policy is security for a loan), transfer ownership by endorsement, change the plan of insurance (apply the cash value of present policy to purchase another type of policy with the original policy's date), reinstate the policy, select an optional mode of settlement, make a policy loan, select the dividend option (if it is a participating policy), or select the non forfeiture BENEFIT OPTION.
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