corridor

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corridor

the space created between the total death benefit and the cash value of a universal life insurance policy. An automatic increase in the death benefit results when the cash value approaches the initial face amount under Option A. If this space did not exist, the universal life insurance policy would not qualify as a life insurance policy under the definition of life insurance by the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and would cease to reap the favorable tax treatment afforded life insurance policies by the IRC.

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