insurance


insurance
noun
ADJECTIVE
comprehensive

fully comprehensive car insurance

adequate
additional
long-term, short-term
national, social, state
employer-provided (AmE)

Many people are covered by employer-provided health insurance.

personal, private
commercial
compulsory
life
disability, health, health-care, medical
home, homeowner (AmE), house (esp. BrE), household (BrE)
auto (AmE), car, motor (BrE)
travel
accident, fire, flood (esp. AmE)
legal-expenses (BrE), unemployment (esp. AmE), workers' compensation (AmE)
credit (esp. AmE)
liability, malpractice (AmE), professional-indemnity (BrE), public-liability (BrE), third-party
general, universal (esp. AmE)

universal health insurance

marine
special
VERB + INSURANCE
have, maintain

Do you have fully comprehensive insurance?

The company maintains liability insurance for its directors and officers. (formal)

lack (esp. AmE)

Millions of Americans lack adequate health insurance.

apply for
arrange (esp. BrE), buy, get, obtain, purchase, take out

The contract requires me to arrange my own insurance.

The travel agent recommended that I take out travel insurance.

afford
need
sell
pay

I haven't paid the insurance yet this month.

claim, claim on (both esp. BrE)

She set fire to her house and then claimed insurance.

We claimed for the car repairs on the insurance.

offer (sb)
provide (sb with)
INSURANCE + VERB
cover sb/sth, pay for sth

Does your personal accident insurance cover mountain rescue?

Millions of people in the US are not covered by health insurance.

The insurance will pay for the damage.

INSURANCE + NOUN
cover (BrE), coverage

insurance cover for bodily injury to third parties

policy

a personal insurance policy

plan, programme/program, scheme (BrE), system

a compulsory health insurance system

a national insurance scheme

contribution (esp. BrE), payment, premium

a monthly insurance premium

Labour has increased national insurance contributions to pay for public services. (BrE)

costs, rates

rising insurance costs

claim
benefits, money, payout

He bought a new suit out of the insurance money.

services
business, industry, market, sector
carrier (AmE), company, firm, fund, group, provider (esp. AmE)
adjuster (AmE)
agent, broker, salesman, underwriter
certificate (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
insurance against

More people are taking out insurance against the high cost of dental care.

insurance for

compulsory insurance for personal injury to employees

insurance on

The court heard that he stood to gain millions in insurance on his wife.

insurance with

Her insurance is with General Accident.

PHRASES
a certificate of insurance (esp. BrE)
a contract of insurance (BrE)
a period of insurance (BrE)

If you make more than two claims in any period of insurance you may lose your no-claims bonus.


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