policyholder

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

Definition of policyholder

: the owner of an insurance policy

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Both releases tell the same story: Short-term plans are cheaper because the insurers that issue them spend only pennies on actual healthcare for policyholders. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Why the short-term health plans Trump favors are cheap: They shortchange you on care," 12 Aug. 2019 On July 1, the quake-insurance provider revised rates for the first time in three years, raising them for some policyholders and lowering them for others. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "California’s master of disaster talks quake-rate hike, new wildfire fund," 16 July 2019 The appeal must clearly outline what the policyholder thinks was inappropriate about the handling of the claim. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "FEMA details flood insurance claim process at Kingwood meeting," 21 June 2019 But a series of court decisions since then established that the lawyer owes undivided loyalty to the policyholder, and that is why the lawyer’s actions in the Ferguson case appear to be troubling, Barker said. Topher Sanders, ProPublica, "A Lawsuit Over Ferguson’s “Debtors Prison” Drags On," 31 May 2019 Insurance actuaries, furthermore, had no experience to turn to for help projecting the behavior of long-term care policyholders. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Insurance firms’ blunders on long-term care insurance create disaster for millions," 25 July 2019 This year, about three-fourths of the authority’s policyholders will see no change or a rate decrease and 25 percent will get an increase. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "California’s master of disaster talks quake-rate hike, new wildfire fund," 16 July 2019 In Asia life-insurance companies are offering policyholders health-care tips. The Economist, "The business of the body," 11 July 2019 The agency's governing board also is meeting Monday to decide whether to offer policyholders a $3,000 grant to retrofit their homes. Ed Leefeldt, CBS News, "Aftershock: Earthquake insurance rates to soar for many Californians," 10 July 2019

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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policyholder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of policyholder

: a person who owns an insurance policy

policyholder

noun
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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