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Definition: Coinsurance


Quick Summary of Coinsurance

insurance issued jointly by two or more underwriters

What is the dictionary definition of Coinsurance?

Dictionary Definition

n. an insurance policy in which the insurance company insures only a partial value of the property owned by the insured owner. Essentially the owner and the insurance company share the risk.

1. The joint assumption of risk between the insurer and the insured party.
2. The joint assumption of risk between multiple insurers.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Coinsurance. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
December 08, 2022
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Coinsurance. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: December 08, 2022).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Coinsurance. Retrieved December 08, 2022
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Coinsurance are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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