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 And those clicks are more likely to result in sales because people who have already landed on the insurance calculator are 40% more likely to engage with the next piece of content from the insurer, such as an online quote. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "Sometimes the simplest uses of A.I. are the best," 24 Nov. 2020 French insurer Axa SA has prohibited insurance of oil and gas exploration in the Arctic regions since 2018, and that includes the wildlife refuge in Alaska, said Sylvain Vanston, head of climate and environment for Axa Group in Paris., "Arctic Oil Fight Comes to Insurers as Trump Plans Lease Sale," 19 Nov. 2020 With such a large number of claims, Tancred Schiavoni, an attorney on behalf of insurer Century Indemnity Co., expressed skepticism that the law firms sufficiently vetted the allegations. Washington Post, "Boy Scouts must settle 95,000 abuse claims by next summer — or risk running out of cash," 19 Nov. 2020 Your best strategy is to look closely at what each insurer has done so far, Stone suggested. Walecia Konrad, CBS News, "COVID has changed your insurance options this enrollment season," 2 Nov. 2020 Travelers with international insurance policies must provide certification from the insurer that the policy is effective in Costa Rica. Star Tribune, "'Very Nice!' Kazakhstan tourism embraces Borat catchphrase; Costa Rica opens to all Americans," 30 Oct. 2020 At insurer Lincoln Financial Group, 3% of leave requests filed for Covid-19 reasons were FFCRA claims. Lauren Weber, WSJ, "Workers Exhaust Time-Off Options as Covid-19, Child-Care Issues Compound," 24 Oct. 2020 The large increase then was driven by the Trump administration’s elimination of cost-sharing subsidies on the marketplaces and insurer uncertainty over the ACA’s future. USA TODAY, "Fact check: What Trump and Biden got wrong in the final presidential debate," 23 Oct. 2020 On the individual homeowner’s level, downed branches and missing shingles may not be enough to get a check from an insurer. Matt Sledge,, "Louisiana homeowners beware: Here's how the 'hurricane deductible' could limit Zeta claims," 29 Oct. 2020

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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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29 Nov 2020

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“Insurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of insurer

: a company that provides insurance


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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