Definition - What does Claimant mean?

A claimant, in the context of insurance, refers to the policyholder who files a claim or formal request for payment from their insurer to cover a specific loss.

Insuranceopedia explains Claimant

In many circumstances, a third party files claims on behalf of the insured, such as in the case of health insurance for routine exams or other covered treatments. Otherwise, for liability, auto, life, and other policies, the insured typically must file a claim to receive their policy benefits to cover a loss or damages.

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