Definition of "Valued policy"

Policy that pays a specified sum not related in any way to the extent of the loss. The term applies to a life insurance policy rather than to a contract of indemnity because the former does not purport to restore an insured (or beneficiary) to the same financial position after a loss as prior to the loss. The sum of money that a life insurance policy pays as a death benefit is a definite amount that may or may not have any relation to the quantitative value of the death. Thus, the life insurance policy is deemed to be a valued policy.

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