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The person who obtains or is otherwise covered by insurance on his or her health, life, or property. The insured in a policy is not limited to the insured named in the policy but applies to anyone who is insured under the policy.


n. 1) the person or entity who will be compensated for loss by an insurer under the terms of a contract called an insurance policy. 2) the person whose life is insured by life insurance, after whose death the benefits go to others. (See: insurance)

See: agreed, definite, fully secured, official, safe, secure

INSURED, contracts. The person who procures an insurance on his property.
     2. It is the duty of the insured to pay the premium, and to represent fully and fairly all the circumstances relating to the subject-matter of the insurance, which may influence the determination of the underwriters in undertaking the risk, or estimating the premium. A concealment of such facts amounts to a fraud, which avoids the contract. 1 Marsh. Ins. 464; Park, Ins. h. t.

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The loss runs, generally issued on a quarterly basis, list claims that have occurred at the insured during the quarter.
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It is unwise to afford lower limits than the insured needs.
The term uninsurable risk is really a misnomer, since most risks can be insured in some manner if the insured is willing to pay the price.
The court further held that for purposes of the duty to defend, the insured need not show that it used the plaintiffs advertising ideas directly in written sales materials.
reinsurer's share of a claim to an insured in Libya was physically in the United States.
The second-most costly catastrophe last year was Typhoon Bart, which caused $2 billion in insured losses when it hit Japan in September.