in·​sur·​er | \in-ˈshu̇r-ər, -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.

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In fact, this year will see the addition of 23 insurers during open enrollment, and in some places premiums have actually gone down. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Heads Up: You Can Still Sign Up for Obamacare and Open Enrollment Is Going On Right Now," 14 Nov. 2018 That bill had support from consumer advocacy groups and several of Oregon's health insurers. Gordon R. Friedman,, "Oregon lawmakers end mild-mannered session with tweaks on guns, housing, taxes," 3 Mar. 2018 Women pay upward of $15,000 to hormonally stimulate and retrieve their eggs—most often out of pocket, as most health insurers do not cover the procedure—plus an additional fee to store them, which ranges from $300 to $1,000 a year. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "When Your Dreams of Motherhood Are Destroyed," 1 Oct. 2018 The spot features Denise, a North Dakotan with a heart condition, and reminds voters of Heitkamp’s personal stake in prohibiting health insurers from discriminating against people with preexisting conditions: The senator is a breast cancer survivor. Dylan Scott, Vox, "The 2018 midterms, explained by this Heidi Heitkamp ad," 17 Aug. 2018 Rate filings by Connecticut health insurers for 2019 are due next week. Stephen Singer,, "Insurers See 'Uncertainty' From Trump Administration Payment Halt," 9 July 2018 Today, insurers have to provide additional living expenses, up to any dollar limit, for only 24 months after widespread disasters. Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle, "California bills to boost homeowners insurance after wildfires wither," 9 June 2018 International has 10 openings for sales professionals in Miami, and health insurer Humana is looking to fill 40 telesales specialist positions. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "Thousands of jobs available at job fair Wednesday in Miami Lakes," 9 Apr. 2018 Company attorneys have also argued that states regulate health insurers and have not found problems with the practice. Leada Gore,, "Marines identify 4 killed in helicopter crash," 6 Apr. 2018

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1654, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of insurer

: a company that provides insurance


in·​sur·​er | \in-ˈshu̇r-ər \

Legal Definition of insurer 

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

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