Adjective "underinsured" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌʌndərɪnˈʃʊəd/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a person) having inadequate insurance cover.
  1. 'Nearly one third of the nine million people in the county were underinsured or had no medical insurance at all.'
  2. 'Tens of millions more are underinsured, and face financial disaster in the event of serious illness or injury.'
  3. 'Most people in the country who are arguing in favour of national health care are arguing for it in the name of covering the uninsured or underinsured, particularly those who are very sick.'
  4. 'We have to have something for those 45 million who have no insurance and others who are underinsured.'
  5. 'Of those that are insured many are underinsured.'
  6. 'Uninsured or underinsured people are also far more likely than insured people to forego check-ups and delay treatment until absolutely necessary.'
  7. 'That leaves uninsured and underinsured low-income residents having to rely on safety-net providers who are already overwhelmed and struggling to stay afloat.'
  8. 'No, they aren't dangling from a rock wall without a safety line, but they are taking just as great a risk with their business by being underinsured.'
  9. 'This cover, (also sometimes a minimum requirement in some states), will cover you if the person at fault is not insured or is underinsured.'
  10. 'But far too many leave their single-most valuable asset - their income - underinsured or not insured at all.'

Definitions

1. to insure for an amount less than the true or replacement value: It's risky to underinsure your home.

More examples(as adjective)

"populations can be underinsured."

Origin

(underinsure)