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One that holds an insurance contract or policy.


(Insurance) a person or organization in whose name an insurance policy is registered


(ˈpɒl ə siˌhoʊl dər)

the individual or firm in whose name an insurance policy is written; an insured.
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Noun1.policyholder - a person who holds an insurance policy; usually, the client in whose name an insurance policy is written
customer, client - someone who pays for goods or services
holder - a person who holds something; "they held two hostages"; "he holds the trophy"; "she holds a United States passport"


[ˈpɒlɪsihəʊldər] nassuré(e) m/fpolicymaker policy-maker [ˈpɒlɪsimeɪkər] nresponsable mf politiquepolicy-making [ˈpɒlɪsimeɪkɪŋ]
nprise f de décision
to be involved in policy-making → être impliqué(e) dans la prise de décision
modif [process] → de décision; [body, role] → décisionnairepolicy priority npriorité fpolicy statement ndéclaration f de principe
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After filing a flood insurance claim, the policyholder can discuss advance payment with the insurer:
Upon indemnifying a policyholder for a loss, an insurer generally has the right to recoup its loss by pursuing recovery from other entities or individuals who may be responsible for the policyholder's damages in the first place.
Other jurisdictions have determined that recovery from a third-party is divisible, and where the policyholder has been fully compensated for its losses that are covered by the policy, the principles behind the made whole rule have been satisfied.
At its most basic level, the collateral is used to secure obligations that the policyholder must perform.
For example, policyholders have superior information about whether or not they are smokers, but health insurers may have superior information about how smoking affects the health condition of a policyholder or better understanding about the results of a health examination.
The original offer to policyholders followed 18 months of negotiations between Aviva and the policyholder advocate Clare Spottiswoode.
But it took some persuading by a financial adviser to get the former whole life policyholder on board.
When a policyholder owes premium to an insurance company, the premium is to be remitted on a timely basis, and when a policyholder fails to pay, it will likely lead to cancellation of the policy.
I's relationship with O was governed by an agent's agreement; O considered all policyholder informaion to be its property, as specified in the agreement.
The start-up costs involved in aggregating loss data, performing an actuarial feasibility study and implementing a policyholder selection process can be substantial.
For instance, if the present value of the policy limit is close to the premium amount, the parties are basically in agreement on the amount of the known loss and are providing a mechanism for payment over time through the transfer of current premium dollars by the policyholder to the insurer.