pol·​i·​cy·​hold·​er | \ˈpä-lə-sē-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of policyholder 

: the owner of an insurance policy

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Anthem spokesman Jeff Blunt said the department inaccurately reported that the practice only applied to policyholders whose employers were self-insured, according to Capitol Letter, cleveland.com's daily Statehouse tip sheet. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "Anthem: New ER rule extends beyond the self-insured," 26 Feb. 2018 Insurance industry customers, for example, use Truepic to authenticate photos that policyholders submit as part of auto claims. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Truepic raises $8 million to help flag bogus online photos for Reddit," 22 June 2018 Statewide, Citizens’ rate would increase an average 8.5 percent for 158,825 policyholders with multiperil coverage on their single-family homes. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Citizens Insurance seeks rate hikes near 10 percent for Broward, Miami-Dade," 19 June 2018 Additionally, beginning July 1, policyholders can also use an emergency water-removal and drying service that will be provided at no charge by Citizens. Lloyd Dunkelberger, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Citizens holds off on raising property insurance rates," 20 June 2018 Most flood insurance is sold through the National Flood Insurance Program, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and covers about five million policyholders. Ann Carrns, New York Times, "Hurricane Season Has Begun. Do You Need Flood Insurance?," 15 June 2018 New York financial regulators on Thursday fined Athene Life Insurance Co. of New York $15 million for not providing required information to about 15,000 life-insurance policyholders from 2015 to 2017. Nicole Friedman, WSJ, "New York Regulators Fine Athene Life Insurance," 28 June 2018 Commercial policyholders, including condominium associations, would face an 8.9 percent average rate increase under the proposal. Lloyd Dunkelberger, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Citizens holds off on raising property insurance rates," 20 June 2018 Policies pay out to policyholders based on either the replacement cost value or the actual cash value. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Understand what your flood insurance policy covers before hurricane season," 23 May 2018

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of policyholder

: a person who owns an insurance policy


pol·​i·​cy·​hold·​er | \ˈpä-lə-sē-ˌhōl-dər \

Legal Definition of policyholder 

: the owner of an insurance policy

called also policyowner

— compare subject

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