War Risk Insurance

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War Risk Insurance

Separate insurance coverage against loss or damage due to acts of war (including objects left over from previous wars).

War Risk Insurance

An insurance policy covering risk from war, terrorism, coups or other armed conflict in the country in which the covered party does business. War risk insurance takes two forms: war risk liability, covering employees, customers, and other persons and their effects, and war risk utility, covering property. For example, a company may take out war risk insurance protecting a luxury passenger ship from an act of terrorism while at sea. The war risk liability covers the persons on a cruise and their luggage while war liability utility protects the ship itself. See also: Political risk.
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government had insured the privately owned cargo under the War Risk Insurance program, it had paid out the owners for the lost silver and then became owners of the lost cargo.
Additionally, when life insurance for veterans had its beginning in the War Risk Insurance program, first made available to members of the Armed forces in 1917, coverage was limited to $10,000.