Our Glossary of life insurance terms
Certificate of Insurance
This is the document summarising the benefits and stipulations
under the plan or contract.
This term is used mainly in car insurance terms as you have to
produce a certificate of insurance in order to tax a vehicle or
on demand if the police request one.
That said you do still get a certificate of insurance for any
other type of insurance but this is also known as a policy
schedule or policy document.