Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

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Accommodation Line

Synonyms:make room, take in, welcome line
Filed Under: insurance
Tags: insurance

Definition of accommodation line

accommodation line
1. When an insurance company approves insurance coverage for a client who normally would not qualify as a favour to a broker. A broker may use an insurer for a great deal of business, so in some cases it may behoove the insurer to use an accommodation line to approve a few policies for sub-standard clients in order to placate a broker and stop them from taking their business to another insurance company.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • concealment   The act of lying or omitting information when applying for insurance coverage.
  • insurance broker   An agent who sells insurance policies.
  • premium   A payment made to an insurance company for insurance coverage.
  • substandard insurance   Insurance for those who are ineligible for standard insurance due to higher risk profiles.
  • without evidence of insurability   Applying for insurance coverage without the insurer requiring the individual to take a medical examination.

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