Definition of self-insurance in English:

self-insurance

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noun

[mass noun]
  • Insurance of oneself or one’s interests by maintaining a fund to cover possible losses rather than by purchasing an insurance policy.
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    • Here in Australia, a lot of businesses tend to see credit insurance as a choice of self-insurance, and a cost.
    • That said, self-insurance can result in dramatic savings.
    • Choosing a fee-based adviser is a form of self-insurance if you like.

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