What is a Loss? Loss[los]noun1.A Loss is an injury or damage that is covered by an insurance Policy. Losses can be partial, like when wind damages part of a roof, or total, as when an automobile is “totaled” in a collision. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents If a Tree Falls This handy video helps you stay prepared in case a fallen tree has damaged your house. Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability 90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk? Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.