an insurance company

An "insurance company" sells insurance, which is a kind of protection against bad events. For example, a health insurance company will pay for your medical bills if you get sick or injured. Common types of insurance include:

  • health insurance
  • car insurance
  • homeowner's insurance
  • life insurance (money that gets paid to someone's family if they die)

People talk about "insurance companies" like this:

The damn insurance company said that my policy didn't cover flood damage, so I didn't get anything.

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