in·​sur·​er in-ˈshu̇r-ər How to pronounce insurer (audio)
: 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 Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and the department are under pressure to tackle the insurance availability and affordability issues that have plagued the state because some insurers have stopped renewing or writing new homeowner policies here, citing wildfire risk as a big factor. Levi Sumagaysay, USA TODAY, 8 July 2024 Sido’s mother had a State Farm policy, and the insurer paid $10,000 in PIP benefits. Jim Saunders, Sun Sentinel, 3 July 2024 The insurer stopped selling insurance for new homes in the state last summer, citing wildfire risks and skyrocketing construction costs. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 2 July 2024 Chubb is the insurer on about 60% of the unsettled claims that went to litigation, said sources, which are valued at $859 million. Ellen Moynihan, New York Daily News, 30 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for insurer 

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Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of insurer was in 1654

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Cite this Entry

“Insurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition


in·​sur·​er in-ˈshu̇r-ər How to pronounce insurer (audio)
: one that contracts to indemnify another by way of insurance : an insurance company or underwriter

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