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Coverage against financial loss, such as from illness or injury, procured by contract from a company or agency that provides such protection.
[Fr., fr. enseurer, to make certain, fr. L. securus, safe, free from care]
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Vox populi A contractual relationship when one party–an insurance company or underwriter, in consideration of a fixed sum–a premium, agrees to pay on behalf another–an insured, or policyholder for covered losses, up to the limits purchased, caused by designated contingencies listed in the policy. See Adoption insurance, Cancer insurance, Catastrophic health insurance, Co-insurance, Comprehensive major medical insurance, Disability insurance, Group insurance, Hospitalization insurance, Indemnity insurance, Major medical insurance, Medical expense insurance, Medicare supplement insurance, National health insurance, Nationalized health insurance, Noncancellable insurance, Personal insurance, Reinsurance, Self-insurance, Workers compensation insurance.
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A contractual arrangement whereby one party agrees to indemnify the other against financial or other specified loss during a stated period in the future.
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Coverage against financial loss procured by contract from a company that provides such protection.
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Patient discussion about insurance

Q. what is public health insurance

A. Public health insurance programs in the U.S. provide the primary source of health expenses coverage for most seniors and for low-income children and families who meet certain eligibility requirements. The primary public programs are Medicare, a federal social insurance program for seniors and certain disabled individuals and Medicaid, funded jointly by the federal government and states but administered at the state level, which covers certain very low income children and their families. In 2006, there were 47 million people in the United States (16% of the population) who were without health insurance for at least part of that year.

Q. I need help getting health insurance is it expensive?

A. I am currently looking for insurance too. Do have you applied for public health insurance?


A. Yes, it'll you cost you money, and not a negligible sum, but that's not necessarily means it'll be expensive - the alternative may eventually be much more expensive. We can never know what will happen tomorrow- if something will happen to you or your family (e.g. car accident, cancer or even relatively simple thing as appendicitis), the cost of the unavoidable medical treatment in this case will be much higher than the insurance premium.

Here ( you can find an official governmental guide to choosing health insurance.

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finds that companies reduced their liability insurance limits by an average of 6 percent in 2002.
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That year, he exercised an option under his lawyer's professional liability insurance policy to purchase nonpracticing malpractice insurance coverage to cover him for an indefinite period after retirement against "acts, errors or omissions" committed before retirement.

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