Retention

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What does Retention mean? Read on to discover the definition & meaning of the term Retention - to help you better understand the language used in insurance policies.

Retention

Retention

(1) Assumption of risk of loss by means of noninsurance, self-insurance, or deductibles. Retention can be intentional or, when exposures are not identified, unintentional. (2) In reinsurance, the net amount of risk the ceding company keeps for its own account.

More Insurance Terms And Definitions

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines insurance as:

a: The business of insuring persons or property.

b: Coverage by contract whereby one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by a specified contingency or peril.

c: The sum for which something is insured.

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