The Simplest Insurance Glossary

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

Albert Einstein

Today we are trying something brand new that we think might be cool and is definitely needed. Inspired by the Einstein quote, the XKCD comic and book, the Simple English Wikipedia and a few very useful tools we gave ourselves the challenge of building a Glossary of Insurance terms written in Simple English, using only the 1,000 most common words in the English language.

As we all know, insurance is full of complicated lingo, acronyms, and very precise technical terms. We want to build a resource to simplify our world, so it can be understood by anyone with a basic comprehension of English. The results of our experiments resulted in some insightful tidbits, some funny and some downright ridiculous definitions, but we think we’ve started building something cool, and we hope others will contribute to continue our work. Please email or tweet us with anything you think of!

The glossary will live as a reference material at


About Antonio Canas

Tony started in insurance in 2009 and immediately became a designation addict and shortly thereafter a proud insurance nerd. He has worked in claims, underwriting, finance and sales management, at 4 carriers, 6 cities and 5 states. Tony is passionate about insurance, technology and especially helping the insurance industry figure out how to retain and engage the younger generation of insurance professionals. Tony is a co-founder of and a passionate speaker.

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