Jargon Buster - Glossary of Terms (D)

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Data Protection Act 1998
- is an Act of Parliament that regulates how an individual's personal... more
Decreasing Term Assurance
- is a life insurance policy that has a value which decreases each year.... more
Deferment Period
- is the time period that you have to wait before a claim is paid for... more
Diabetes Mellitus
- is a medical condition often referred to as just diabetes. It is... more
Diabetes Mellitus Type 1
- is a form of diabetes which effects the immune system and must be... more
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
- is a type of diabetes that is treated by either exercise/diet control... more
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- or DCM is caused by the heart dilating (enlarging) which means that... more
Discretionary Trust
- is a type of trust where the nominated beneficiaries and entitlements... more

Please note that all definitions are intended for general guidance only. For official and current definitions you should always double check your policy wording.

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