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Real Property: Real estate including buildings and vegetation
Re-entry Option: An option in a renewable term life policy under which the policy owner is guaranteed, at the end of the term, to be able to renew his or her coverage without evidence of insurability, at a premium rate specified in the policy.
Reinstatement: Putting a lapsed policy back in force by producing satisfactory evidence of insurability and paying any past-due premiums required.
Renewal Policy: A policy issued to replace an expiring policy
Rents or Rental Value Insurance: Insurance that reimburses a building owner for loss of rental income due to damage by an insured peril
Replacement: A new policy written to take the place of one currently in force.
Representation: Statements made by applicants on their applications for insurance that they represent as being substantially true to the best of their knowledge and belief but that are not warranted as exact in every detail.
Return Premium: The amount of premium due the insured should the actual cost of a policy be less than the insured previously paid
Rider: An attachment to a policy that modifies its conditions by expanding or restricting benefits or excluding certain conditions from coverage.
Risk: The chance of injury, damage, or loss.
Robbery: Theft of property while force is used or threatened