Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

A Beginner’s Guide to Untangling Insurance Acronyms

February 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Brett T. MacIntyre

In 2017, Zynga, the developer of the popular mobile app game Words with Friends, released Words with Friends 2, adding a number of acronyms to its allowable lexicon: BFF (best friends forever), FOMO (fear of missing out) and TFW (that feeling when...). While Scrabble purists were likely horrified — “OMG!” — the move reflects how acronyms are common in modern communication.

The insurance coverage context is particularly burdened with acronyms. When working to untangle an insurance coverage dispute, one of the first tasks is often translating the acronyms from abbreviated shorthand — e.g., “the CGL coverage has a $1 million SIR that...

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