loss ratio

noun Insurance.
the ratio of the losses paid or accrued by an insurer to premiums earned, usually for a period of one year.


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loss ratio
the ratio of the annual losses sustained to the premiums received by an insurance company

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The loss ratio method multiplies premiums by an expected loss ratio to produce
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