Treasury Securities

Interest-bearing obligations of the U.S. government issued by the Treasury as a means of borrowing money to meet government expenditures not covered by tax revenues. Marketable Treasury securities fall into three categories — bills, notes and bonds. Marketable Treasury obligations are currently issued in book entry form only; that is, the purchaser receives a statement, … Read moreTreasury Securities

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SUPERFUND

A federal law enacted in 1980 to initiate cleanup of the nation’s abandoned hazardous waste dump sites and to respond to accidents that release hazardous substances into the environment. The law is officially called the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

Stacking

Cars

Practice that increases the money available to pay auto liability claims. In states where this practice is permitted by law, courts may allow policyholders who have several cars insured under a single policy, or multiple vehicles insured under different policies, to add up the limit of liability available for each vehicle.

SGLI

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A reinsurance Pool established for the Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance program. Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI) refers to insurance coverage for military personnel that belong to such groups as the Navy, Armed Forces, Marines, Coast Guard, etc. Eligibility is automatic if one is qualified. Premium payment is taken from the salary.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was signed into law on 30th July 2002, and introduced legislative changes to financial practice and corporate governance regulation. It introduced stringent new rules with the stated objective: “to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws”. The act is named after its … Read moreSarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

Proposition 103

Golden Gate Bridge, California

A November 1988 California ballot initiative that called for a statewide auto insurance rate rollback and for rates to be based more on driving records and less on geographical location. The initiative changed many aspects of the state’s insurance system and was the subject of lawsuits for more than a decade.