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Occupational Hazards: Occupations which expose the insured to greater than normal physical danger by the very nature of the work in which the insured is engaged, and the varying periods of absence from the occupation, due to the disability, that can be expected.
Occurrence: An accident, including continuous or repeated exposure to substantially the same general, harmful conditions, that results in bodily injury or property damage during the period of an insurance policy.
Occurrence policy: A liability insurance policy that covers claims arising out of occurrences that take place during the policy period, regardless of when the claim is filed.
Ocean Marine Insurance: Insurance for sea-going vessels, including liabilities connected with them, and their cargoes.
Ocean Marine Insurance: Coverage on all types of vessels, including liabilities connected with them, and on their cargoes.
Operating Ratio: The sum of expenses and losses expressed as a percent of earned premium.
Optionally Renewable Contract: A contract of health insurance in which the insurer reserves the right to terminate the coverage at any anniversary or, in some cases, at any premium due date, but does not have the right to terminate coverage between such dates.
Ordinary Life Insurance: Life insurance usually issued in amounts of $1,000 or more with premiums payable on an annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly basis.
Ordinary Life: Synonymous With Whole Life and Straight Life: /A The three terms are applied to the type of policy which continues during the whole of the insured's life and provides for the payment of amount insured at this death.
Overhead Expense Insurance: A special form of health insurance designed to help offset overhead expenses such as office rent, utilities, employees' wages, and auditors' fees, incurred during total disability. The monthly payments during disability is not a fixed amount of indemnity as on regular disability polices, but the amount of overhead expense actually incurred, or a percentage thereof, up to the limit specified in the policy.
Overhead Insurance: A type of short-term disability income contract that reimburses the insured person for specified, fixed monthly expenses, normal and customary in the operation and conduct of his/her business or office.
Over-the Counter Market: A means of buying and selling securities that are not listed on a stock exchange. Negotiations are carried out by telephone or computer network.
Overriding Commission (Overwrite): A commission paid to general agents or agency managers in addition to the commission paid the soliciting agent or broker.
PLEASE NOTE!... Definitions shown were gathered from a variety of sources. Mitchell Insurance Agency makes no representations for the accuracy of this information.
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