pol·​i·​cy·​hold·​er | \ ˈpä-lə-sē-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce policyholder (audio) \

Definition of policyholder

: the owner of an insurance policy

Examples of policyholder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That same growth in digital footprint ultimately gives cyber insurance companies more information to assess the individual risk profile of each policyholder, to support more precise underwriting and to help protect clients. Yec, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Most policies are priced based on factors including the length of your trip, your destination and the age of the policyholder. cleveland, 5 June 2022 The same policyholder challenged a 24 percent increase in her earthquake coverage. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 27 May 2022 Although policyholder Wakonda Club lost in its lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court, the justices held that contamination can constitute physical loss or damage. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 May 2022 If the policyholder is found to be connected to a firm under sanction, the insurer may attract the attention of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, which can mean severe fines or even jail time for executives. Elisabeth Braw, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 This was due to a 43% y-o-y jump in the total expenses figure due to a 73% rise in policyholder benefits. Trefis Team, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 Data is vital, but when important decisions need to be made — particularly those that impact the policyholder — the individuals in the room matter. Geoff Keast, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Chubb, which declined to provide policyholder figures, aims to offer excess-and-surplus policies to many policyholders who aren’t renewed. Leslie Scism, WSJ, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of policyholder

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Policyholder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/policyholder. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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pol·​i·​cy·​hold·​er | \ ˈpä-lə-sē-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce policyholder (audio) \

Legal Definition of policyholder

: the owner of an insurance policy

called also policyowner

— compare subject


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