Definitions for "Suicide Clause"
A standard policy provision in most states stating that, if the insured dies by suicide within a specified period of time (generally two years), the insurance company's liability will be limited to a return of premiums paid. The purpose of this provision is to discourage individuals from purchasing life insurance with the intent of taking their own lives.
Limitation in life insurance policies to the effect that no death benefits will be paid if the insured commits suicide during a specified initial period, usually the first two years that the policy is in force.
The insurance company will not pay the benefits under the policy if the insured person commits suicide or dies due to attempted suicide within a certain period from the date of the issue of the policy document.