Home Insurance Vocabulary: Deductible.
A deductible is the amount of money included in an insurance contract that you are responsible for paying when seeking insurance coverage and before the insurance company will start processing your claim. It is the way in which risk is shared between you, the policyholder, and your insurer. In this case, you kind of reimburse yourself for your loss. The amount of money you paid is subtracted, or deducted, from your claim. Moreover, the larger the deductible, the lower the premium for an insurance policy.