Definition of "Layering"

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Combination of several policies with each adding an additional layer or limit of coverage above the limits of the policy that comes before it. For example, Policy A adds $100,000, then Policy B adds $200,000 and then Policy C adds $300,000, for a total of $600,000. In some instances a business firm cannot obtain the total coverage it requires from a single insurance company. Thus, the business may have to buy several policies from different companies in order to acquire the total needed.

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