accidental death benefit

  • An additional benefit included in, or added to, a life insurance policy providing for payment of an additional death benefit in event of death as a result of accident. Also called "double indemnity."

    Internal Revenue Service 1
    See also double indemnity

1Internal Revenue Service, Internal Revenue Manual 4.42.6 Glossary, http://­www.irs.gov/­irm/­part4/­irm_04-042-006.html (last accessed Dec. 22, 2009).