Glossary of Terms

Consumer Insurance Glossary

The insurance business encompasses a daunting array of industry jargon. Thankfully, there are resources to help consumers navigate the maze of unfamiliar terms. These often take the form of glossaries, or lists of specialized terms relating to a special subject – in this case, insurance – with accompanying definitions. Two such glossaries are of particular use to visitors and customers of Insurance-Canada.ca.

The University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business hosts a useful glossary of risk management & insurance terms.

There is also a comprehensive glossary of insurance and risk management terms available from the International Risk Management Institute.


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