Glossary

 

Insurance terminology defined, brought to you by the Insurance Information Institute.

 

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H

 

A coverage that protects businesses engaged in electronic commerce from losses caused by hackers.

 

A seller’s market in which insurance is expensive and in short supply. (See Property/casualty insurance cycle )

Equal to 365 days of insured coverage for a single dwelling. It is the standard measurement for homeowners insurance.

 

A percentage or dollar amount added to a homeowner’s insurance policy to limit an insurer’s exposure to loss from a hurricane. Higher deductibles are instituted in higher risk areas, such as coastal regions. Specific details, such as the intensity of the storm for the deductible to be triggered and the extent of the high risk area, vary from insurer to insurer and state to state.