What Does Retention Mean?

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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.

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