Our insurance terms glossary is divided alphabetically by insurance terms in a quick reference guide to assist understanding the language commonly used by insurance companies. Policy documents contain a number of insurance terms because they typically define the limitations of risk and liability on the insured and any exclusions of coverage.
If you plan to start a new policy or renew your current policy with a carrier or agency, it is important to review and understand the policy differences behind individual quotes from multiple carriers. Lower policy premiums may be the result of decreased payout benefits, higher deductibles, or maximum damages allowed. It is important to identify these unique features in any policy comparison, otherwise a lower price may come at a much higher cost when you have to file a claim for loss or damages in the future.
The period during which the insured must be totally disabled before becoming eligible for residual disability benefits.
Qualified Impairment Insurance
A form of substandard or special class insurance, which restricts benefits for the insured person’s particular condition.
A plan which the Internal Revenue Service approves as meeting the requirements of Section 401(a) of the 1954 Internal Revenue Code. Such plans receive tax advantages.
Qualified Terminable Interest Property
A category of property, created by the Economic Recovery Tax Act, which by a deceased spouse’s will entitles the surviving spouse to all income from the property for life, with that income payable at least annually, and precludes anyone including the spouse from appointing the property to anyone else during the spouse’s life.
Events that trigger changes to your insurance policy due to new life or business circumstances. Under the ACA, these events include loss of health insurance (turning 26), changes in residence, having a baby and several others.
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