Definitions for "Morale hazard"
A hazard that exists in a situation where the Insured would have a tendency to contribute to a loss by irresponsible or careless actions.
The term "morale hazard" addresses the issue of an apathetic insured (e.g., "It's insured, let it burn.")
The increase in the chance of loss caused by the insured's indifference or carelessness because of the existence of insurance, e.g., failure to check brakes regularly.