The difference between indemnity and non-indemnity insurance in insurance law?

When indemnity (often called short-term) insurance contracts are concluded the insured is entitled to recover the actual commercial value of what he has lost through the happening of the insured event, be such event damage to property, fire, theft, public liability or marine insurance. In non-indemnity insurance the sum which the insured is entitled to receive from the insurer does not necessarily bear any relation to the actual loss, if any, suffered by the insured. Life insurance contracts, personal accident and sickness insurance are examples of non-indemnity insurance. Rgds max_jaret@yahoo.com