coinsurance
noun Date: circa 1889 1. joint assumption of risk (as by two underwriters) with another 2. insurance (as fire insurance) in which the insured is obligated to maintain coverage on a risk at a stipulated percentage of its total value or in the event of loss suffer a penalty in proportion to the deficiency

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • coinsurance — [kō΄in shoor′əns] n. 1. a form of property insurance in which the insured shares in losses proportionately to the extent that the amount of insurance falls short of a specified percentage of the value of the insured property 2. joint insurance by …   English World dictionary

  • coinsurance — A provision in an insurance policy that requires the insured to carry an amount of insurance equal to a certain specified percentage of the value of the insured property. The coinsurance provision, or clause, provides for full payment of losses… …   Financial and business terms

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  • coinsurance — co|in|sur|ance [ˌkəuınˈʃuərəns US ˌkouınˈʃur ] n [U] AmE 1.) a type of insurance in which the payment is split between two people, especially between an employer and a worker ▪ health coinsurance 2.) insurance that will only pay for part of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coinsurance — noun (U) AmE 1 a type of insurance in which the payment is split between two people, especially between an employer and a worker: health coinsurance 2 insurance that will only pay for part of the value of something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • coinsurance — A relative division of risk between the insurer and the insured, dependent upon the relative amount of the policy and the actual value of the property insured, and taking effect only when the actual loss is partial and less than the amount of the …   Black's law dictionary

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  • coinsurance — Literally, two or more policies of insurance issued by different insurers covering the same risk; in modern insurance parlance, a relative division of the risk between insurer and the insured, dependent upon the relative amount of the policy and… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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