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What is the halachick treatment of a long term insurance contract issued by a company held by a Jew?

In particular -

  1. Is the underlying investment that contributes to the ultimate amount of the insurance claim considered ribit between the insurer and the insured?
  2. How does halacha view the ultimate claim if it is bigger than the premiums paid - why is this not automatically ribit?
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Re "Is the underlying investment that contributes to the ultimate amount of the insurance claim considered ribit?": Do you mean "is it considered ribis as between the inurer and the insured", or do you mean "is it considered ribis as between the insurer and whoever it invests in", or do you mean to include both questions? –  msh210 Apr 3 '13 at 19:05
    
I mean to ask in terms of the contract between insurer and insured, not an investor in the insurance company's per msh210's query. –  user2006864 Apr 3 '13 at 19:16
    
@user2006864, you may wish to merge the two accounts (the one you asked this question wish and the one you commented here with) if they are in fact both you. –  msh210 Apr 3 '13 at 22:36
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