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DEFINITION of 'No-Load Life Insurance'

A type of life insurance that charges much lower fees and expenses than conventionl life policies. This is due primarily to the absence of a commission for the selling agent. No-load life insurance mirrors traditional life insurance in all other aspects.

BREAKING DOWN 'No-Load Life Insurance'

No-load policies allow cash value to accumulate faster inside the policy because of their lower cost. However, although its lower cost allows no-load life insurance to provide an affordable alternative to lower-income policyholders, carriers of no-load policies should be examined for financial stability. No-load policies also typically offer very little in the way of customer service.

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