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pre·mi·um

(prē'mē-ŭm)
The amount that must be paid to the insurer to maintain the desired health insurance coverage.

premium

(prē′mē-um)
A payment made periodically to a health care insurer in exchange for benefits coverage (indemnity against future expenses).

pre·mi·um

(prē'mē-ŭm)
The amount that must be paid to the insurer to maintain the desired health insurance coverage.

premium,

n the amount charged by a dental benefits organization for coverage of a level of benefits for a specified time.
premium, earned,
n the portion of a policy's premium payment for which the protection of the policy has already been given.
premium rate,
n the price per unit of insurance.
premium tax,
n an assessment levied by a state government, usually on the net premium income collected in that state by insurance companies.
premium, unearned,
n the part of the premium applicable to the unexpired part of the policy period.
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The deposit insurance system is designed to protect depositors in the event of a bank failure and is financed by premiums, which are calculated by multiplying the balance of deposits by premium rates.
The Department of Trade and Industry granted ICSTIS new powers from this autumn, to vet more applicants for premium rate lines.
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Fraudsters today can hack into a phone network, use stolen equipment, or simply use deceptive practices to generate traffic to premium rate numbers.
It will also announce action to deal with the hundreds of surgeries which have already signed up to premium rate deals.
One way to tackle the problem is to allow customers to bar all premium rate numbers from their phone for free.
Liverpool workers blew nearly pounds 125,000 of their companies' money by calling premium rate lines from their desks.
The majority of premium rate services should use the code 090,' said Rob Dwight of ICSTIS.
A prudent insurer would be likely to set an annual premium rate of 50 cents per $100 applied to the average $80,000 job, giving $400 annual premium for one job.
Certain premium rate phone services will be banned by watchdog Oftel.
SQUEAKY-clean Blue Peter was rapped yesterday over the premium rate phone-in scandal.