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 Half of business owners expect to be operating in-person all the time a year from now, according to a new survey from insurer Nationwide. Matthew Boyle, BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2022 Half of business owners expect to be operating in-person all the time a year from now, according to a new survey from insurer Nationwide. Matthew Boyle, Fortune, 4 June 2022 Medicare Advantage is a popular health insurance plan that provides Medicare benefits through a private sector health insurer. Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant, 1 June 2022 Prior authorization, sometimes called preauthorization or prior approval, is a health insurer or plan’s decision that a healthcare service, treatment, prescription drug or durable medical equipment is medically necessary. Diane Omdahl, Forbes, 1 June 2022 At Anthem, a health insurer whose plans cover more than 45 million people, about 75 percent of the customer questions are now handled through its digital channels, including a web portal, a mobile app and speech recognition software. New York Times, 19 May 2022 Travelers, one of the nation’s biggest sellers of insurance to businesses and a top consumer-car insurer, reported net income of $1.33 billion, up from $1.31 billion. Leslie Scism, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022 The American Medical Association lawsuit said a North Carolina insurer already sent letters to some doctors demanding payment cuts, citing the new federal rules. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 12 Dec. 2021 The naming rights ultimately went to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, a local health insurer. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of insurer

1654, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insurer was in 1654

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15 Jun 2022

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“Insurer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insurer. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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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

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