assigned risk


assigned risk
noun
: a risk that qualified underwriters of workmen's compensation or automobile liability insurance would reject under applicable standards but accept so as to permit compliance with state law, the insurance being handled through a pool of insurers and assigned to companies in turn

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Insurance.
a risk that, under state law, is assigned to an insurer from a pool of insurers who would not otherwise accept it.
[1945-50]

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assigned risk,
U.S. an insurance risk which an insurance company would not normally accept but which, under state law, is assigned on a prorated basis to insurance companies at an extra premium.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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