My best friend's father passed away a few weeks ago. He had lung cancer that was stage 4 before they found it. He did a round of chemo but chose after that not to treat and to live his days out with is family. He actually paid for all 4 of his kids and their families to spend the whole month of June in a cabin before he got too bad. He passed away at the beginning of this month and the family filed for his life insurance policy (he was 58). He had a policy through work then a private policy. Well I guess the family received a letter from the private policy company stating that since he did not pursue every avenue of care that it is viewed as a suicide and the company would not be paying out the death benefit. I mean chances are he would have died anyway it was that far gone. Although the treatments may have extended his life, it in way promised a cure. This company can't do that can they? Some company can't force you to have medical care just to hold off paying the a benefit can they? Her brother who is the estate executor is planning on contacting a laywer on Monday.