Variable life insurance policy

A whole life insurance policy that provides a death benefit dependent on the insured's portfolio market value at the time of death. Typically the company invests premiums in common stocks, and hence variable life policies are referred to as equity-linked policies. The New York Times Financial Glossary

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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