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Term Definition
HACKER INSURANCE A coverage that protects businesses engaged in electronic commerce from losses caused by hackers.

A seller’s market in which insurance is expensive and in short supply. (SeeProperty/casualty insurance cycle)

HB House Bill
HCQIA Health Care Quality Improvement Act
HFIE Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education
HI health insurance
HIAA Health Insurance Association of America
HII Health Insurance Institute
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HLDI Highway Loss Data Institute
HLV human life value
HMO health maintenance organization
HO homeowners (insurance)
HOLUA Home Office Life Underwriters Association

The typical homeowners insurance policy covers the house, the garage and other structures on the property, as well as personal possessions inside the house such as furniture, appliances and clothing, against a wide variety of perils including windstorms,fire and theft. The extent of the perils covered depends on the type of policy. An all-risk policy offers the broadest coverage. This covers all perils except those specifically excluded in the policy.  Homeowners insurance also covers additional living expenses. Known as Loss of Use, this provision in the policy reimburses the policyholder for the extra cost of living elsewhere while the house is being restored after a disaster. The liability portion of the policy covers the homeowner for accidental injuries caused to third parties and/or their property, such as a guest slipping and falling down improperly maintained stairs. Coverage for flood and earthquake damage is excluded and must be purchased separately. (See Flood insurance, Earthquake insurance) )

HOUSE YEAR Equal to 365 days of insured coverage for a single dwelling. It is the standard measurement for homeowners insurance.
HPL hospital professional liability (insurance)
HPR highly protected risk (property)
HRS hazardous ranking system
HSA health system agency
HSP Healthcare Safety Professional
HT heavy timber (construction)

A percentage or dollar amount added to a homeowner’s insurance policy to limit an insurer’s exposure to loss from a hurricane. Higher deductibles are instituted in higher risk areas, such as coastal regions. Specific details, such as the intensity of the storm for the deductible to be triggered and the extent of the high risk area, vary from insurer to insurer and state to state.

HVAC heating, ventilating, and air conditioning

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