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Aggregate Limit


Definition of "Aggregate limit"

Maximum dollar amount of coverage in force under a health insurance policy, a property damage policy, or a liability policy. This maximum can be on an occurrence basis, or for the life of the policy. The following are examples:

  1. Health insurance. The insured was billed $107,000 for a serious illness, but the aggregate limit of the policy was $100,000 for the life of the policy, so the most that the insured could be reimbursed is $100,000. The insured would have to pay $7000. Any medical expenses arising from future illness would now have to be paid by the insured.
  2. Liability insurance. The insured is at fault in an automobile accident (single occurrence) causing injury to four individuals of $100,000, $150,000, $85,000 and $115,000, respectively, a total of $450,000. The aggregate limit of the policy is $400,000. The insured would have to pay the remaining $50,000.



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