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loss ratio

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

See also bad debt
loss ratio

relationship of incurred losses plus loss adjustment expense to earned premiums.

loss ratio

Finance:loan losses of a bank or receivables losses of a corporation compared to all debt of that class.
Insurance:ratio of losses paid or accrued by an insurer to premiums earned, usually for a one-year period.

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