Definition of "Lines of insurance, major"
Five primary sectors of insurance coverage. Their purposes are:
- LIFE INSURANCE provides income to a beneficiary in the event of the death of the insured.
- HEALTH INSURANCE provides two types of coverage: Medical Expense, which indemnifies an insured for hospital, physician, and related expenses; Disability Income, which provides a source of income for an insured in the event of partial or total disability. It is generally felt that this source of income should approximate at least 50% of earnings prior to a disability.
- ANNUITY provides monthly income to an annuitant for life.
- PROPERTY INSURANCE indemnifies an insured for damages or destruction of property.
- LIABILITY INSURANCE covers damages on behalf of an insured who becomes legally obligated to pay because of actual (or alleged) negligent acts and omissions.
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