What is a Term? Term[turm]noun1.The Term is the length of time a specific insurance Policy is effective. This feature is most commonly found in life insurance, where the Policy is only good for a specific length of time, or “term” of a person’s life. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Snapshots Your life is marked by images. Prepare for the unexpected, so you can keep those pictures going. Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself. Protecting Those Who Matter Most The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.