un·​der·​in·​sured ˌən-dər-in-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce underinsured (audio)
: not sufficiently insured

Examples of underinsured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This isn’t just because of our 30 million uninsured citizens (and tens of millions more who are underinsured). Robert Pearl, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Boehringer Ingelheim said the program will help people who are insured, as well as those who are uninsured and underinsured. Korin Miller Updated, Verywell Health, 26 Mar. 2024 The county health department also provides the MMR vaccine to adults who are uninsured or underinsured for no cost or a fee of $10. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 5 Mar. 2024 Scholarships will be offered in part through the Vin Baker Bouncing Back Foundation for those who cannot afford treatment, and those who are uninsured or underinsured. Jessica Van Egeren, Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2024 This decline tilted their payer mix toward Medicare and Medicaid as well as increasing the number of uninsured and underinsured patients. Jeff Goldsmith, STAT, 17 Jan. 2024 Research from the journal BMC Cancer in 2020 said low income and being underinsured also contribute to low screening rates. Claretta Bellamy, NBC News, 19 Dec. 2023 Most insurance is accepted, and there are sliding-scale discounts for those who are underinsured or uninsured, according to Judd Semingson, chief executive officer of Community Clinic. Al Gaspeny, arkansasonline.com, 10 Nov. 2023 Vaccines will be offered at no cost for underinsured and uninsured Chicagoans at several regularly open city-run immunization clinics and numerous federally qualified health centers. Jake Sheridan, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underinsured was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Underinsured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underinsured. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Legal Definition


un·​der·​in·​sured ˌən-dər-in-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce underinsured (audio)
: not sufficiently insured : having insufficient insurance to cover losses or damages
an underinsured motorist
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