insurer

noun
in·​sur·​er | \ in-ˈshu̇r-ər How to pronounce insurer (audio) , -ˈshər-\

Definition of insurer

: one that insures specifically : an insurance underwriter

Examples of insurer in a Sentence

In this policy, the insurer agrees to pay for all medical expenses.

Recent Examples on the Web

It is targeted towards coverage and that was determined by insurers and hospitals. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "U.S. census: Number of Arizonans without health insurance is rising," 16 Sep. 2019 The filings were made by 10 health insurers for plans that cover about 242,000 people. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Connecticut insurance commissioner scales back health insurers’ 2020 rate increase requests," 13 Sep. 2019 The insurers said in a separate statement the settlement is well below the $20 billion the insurance companies had sought in bankruptcy court. Olga R. Rodriguez, The Denver Post, "PG&E reaches $11 billion deal with California wildfire insurers," 13 Sep. 2019 Last year, his administration tried to save money by excluding some expensive specialty medications from coverage — a strategy commonly used by private insurers. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Reining in the spending on drugs: What Mass. can learn from other states," 27 Aug. 2019 But robotic surgeries cost hospitals more to provide and often are reimbursed by insurers at the same rate as for conventional laparoscopy, according to some experts. Mary Chris Jaklevic, chicagotribune.com, "Robotic surgical tool, not medical evidence, drives free hernia screenings," 31 July 2019 But robotic surgeries cost hospitals more to provide and often are reimbursed by insurers at the same rate as for conventional laparoscopy, according to some experts. NBC News, "Hospitals are offering free hernia screenings, but do patients need them?," 23 July 2019 Methodist said it is required by insurers to collect copayments and deductibles. Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica, "The Nonprofit Hospital That Makes Millions, Owns a Collection Agency and Relentlessly Sues the Poor," 27 June 2019 While leaving Sutter intact, the approach would give insurers more negotiating room, particularly in communities with competing providers. Los Angeles Times, "Hospital giant Sutter Health faces legal reckoning over medical pricing," 7 Sep. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'insurer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of insurer

1654, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about insurer

Statistics for insurer

Last Updated

13 Oct 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for insurer

The first known use of insurer was in 1654

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for insurer

insurer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of insurer

: a company that provides insurance

insurer

noun
in·​sur·​er | \ in-ˈshu̇r-ər How to pronounce insurer (audio) \

Legal Definition of insurer

: one that contracts to indemnify another by way of insurance : an insurance company or underwriter

More from Merriam-Webster on insurer

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with insurer

Spanish Central: Translation of insurer

Nglish: Translation of insurer for Spanish Speakers

Comments on insurer

What made you want to look up insurer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a bell tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!