Glossary of Insurance Terms - F


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F

Face Amount: The amount covered by the terms of an insurance contract, usually found on the first page of the policy.

Fiduciary Liability: The liability placed on trustees, employers, fiduciaries and professional administrators with respect to errors and omissions in the administration of employee benefit programs

Final Expenses: Expenses incurred at the time of a person’s death. These include but are not limited to:funeral costs, court expenses, current bills or debt, mortgages, loans and taxes.

Fine Arts Coverage: Property insurance for works of art

Fire Department Service Charge Coverage: Coverage in a property insurance policy for charges incurred by the insured from a fire department for their services in fighting a fire

Fire Legal Liability Coverage: Liability coverage for the insured’s legal liability for fire damage to premises rented by the insured

Fire Wall: A wall designed to prevent the spread of fire from one part of a building to another

Firewall: A computer that protects a company’s private network from outside internet users

Fixed Benefit: A death benefit, the dollar amount of which does not vary.

Flat Cancellation: The full cancellation of a policy as of the effective date of coverage which requires the return of paid premium in full

Flood Coverage: Coverage for damage to property caused by flood

Flood Exclusion: A provision in most all property insurance policies eliminating coverage for damage by flood and possibly other types of water damage, such as seepage and sewer backup

Follow Form: An umbrella policy provision that follows the underlying policy for coverages and policy provisions

Forgery or Alteration Coverage: Covers loss due to the dishonesty of writing, signing or altering of checks and bank drafts

Fortuitous Event: An event that is subject to chance without the implication of suddenness

Free Look: Trial period required in most states where policy owners have up to 20 days to examine their new policies with no obligation.

Frequency: The number of times that a loss will occur within any given period of time

Full Coverage: Any form of insurance that provides payment in full of all losses caused by the perils insured against without applying a deductible or depreciation

Funeral Expenses: Expenses including casket, vault, grave plot, headstone and funeral director.