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coinsurance

[koh-in-shoo r-uh ns, -shur-] /ˌkoʊ ɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-/
noun
1.
insurance underwritten jointly with another or others.
2.
a form of property insurance in which an insurer assumes liability only for that proportion of a loss which the amount of insurance bears to a specified percentage of the value of the property.
3.
  1. a form of health insurance in which the insured party contributes a specified percentage of the total cost of medical expenses after a deductible has been reached.
  2. the percentage contributed by the insured party:
    My coinsurance is 20%.
    Compare copay.
Origin of coinsurance
1885-1890
1885-90; co- + insurance
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British Dictionary definitions for coinsurance

coinsurance

/ˌkəʊɪnˈʃʊərəns; -ˈʃɔː-/
noun
1.
a method of insurance by which property is insured for a certain percentage of its value by a commercial insurance policy while the owner assumes liability for the remainder
2.
joint insurance held by two or more persons
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