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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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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.
QIIC achieved overall profits and policyholder surplus of QAR 90.5 million ($24.8 million) in the first three quarters of 2015.
The SOA package includes spreadsheets showing how much different factors, such as age, sex, policy type, policyholder underwriting class, and various health conditions, were to affect the likelihood that insureds would need assisted living facility care, home health care or nursing home care.
Political or country risks include the risk that a policyholder's foreign customer, even if solvent and willing to pay, is unable to make payment because of some foreign government action preventing payment (i.e., an embargo), decisions regarding currency valuation, or war or insurrection.
The company will also review other claims filed in the same time period at a policyholder's request, the Insurance Division said.