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What is Coverage?

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Kevely Diaz

Answered On Sep 12, 2023

· Answered On Sep 12, 2023

In insurance, coverage refers to the extent or liability protected for an individual or entity through insurance services, such as a health insurance company. The specific protection or conditions are outlined in the insurance policy. The conditions include the types of coverage a policy will grant the policyholder, such as the types of damages, losses, or injuries the policyholder is protected against. 

Coverage details the specific situations (like flood coverage), risks, and assets (such as personal belongings) that an insurance policy will compensate for in the event of a loss. It is outlined in the policy and can vary greatly depending on the type of insurance, the insurer, and the specific needs or requests of the insured.

For example, in a car insurance policy, coverage could include damages to the vehicle, medical expenses for injuries, or liabilities for any damage caused to other people’s property. In a health insurance policy, coverage could include hospitalization costs, medication, surgeries, or regular check-ups.

The extent of coverage is usually proportional to the insurance premiums, meaning that more comprehensive coverage typically requires higher premiums. It’s important for policyholders to understand their coverage to know what is and isn’t included and to determine if they have proper protection for their needs.