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Insurance Glossary
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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
Waiting period
A period of time set forth in a policy that must pass before some or all coverage does begin. It can be thought of as a time excess. It is sometimes referred to as a deferment period.

A policy term setting out an obligation that the insured must comply with, either to do something, or refrain from doing something, or stating that some condition will be fulfilled. A warranty can also be a statement affirming the existence of certain facts.

Workers Compensation
States require employers to purchase this type of coverage which protects them against liability for work-related accidents or illnesses and offers lost income, disability and medical coverage to injured employees. Surviving spouses and dependents may also receive death benefits from their worker's compensation insurance policy

(usually associated with motor vehicle insurance) - Your car is declared a write-off when in our opinion, it is so badly damaged that it would not be either safe or economical to repair or when it has not been found within 14 days of you reporting its theft to us.

Written Line
The percentage written by underwriters on a placing slip to indicate the proportion of the sum insured and which they are prepared to accept.

Written premiums
The total premiums on all policies written by an insurer during a specified period of time, regardless of what proportion has been earned. See earned premiums
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