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:
- 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.
- 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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