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Definition: Other non-life insurance

ESA 1995

All kinds of institutional units may be holders of other non-life insurance policies. Other non-life insurance includes term insurance and insurance against every risk other than death, e.g. accidents, sickness or fire. Claims are usually paid as lump sums, but may also be paid as annuities. A claim is not always paid in respect of another non-life insurance policy. Typically the number of claimants is much smaller than the number of policyholders. For an individual policy holder there is no relationship between the premiums paid and the claims received, even in the long run. Treatment in the accounts
Eurostat, "European System of Accounts - ESA 1995", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1996