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[pol-uh-see-hohl-der] /ˈpɒl ə siˌhoʊl dər/
the individual or firm in whose name an insurance policy is written; an insured.
Origin of policyholder
1850-55, Americanism; policy2 + holder Unabridged
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  • For instance, insurers could no longer charge more if a policyholder has a pre-existing condition.
  • The policy outlines the duties, obligations, and responsibilities of both the policyholder and the insurance company.
  • Auto policies contain a variety of coverages that can be purchased depending upon the needs and wants of the policyholder.
  • The policyholder must include the address of the dependent if different from the policyholder.
  • Discusses with policyholder's insurance buyer the reasons for cancellation and the policyholder's coverage and service needs.
British Dictionary definitions for policyholder


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