assigned risk
assigned risk n: a poor risk (as an accident-prone driver) that insurance companies would normally reject but are forced to insure by state law

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

assigned risk
n.
In automobile insurance, a category of drivers that insurers would not choose to cover due to their poor driving records or other risk factors, but that the insurers are required by statute to insure.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


assigned risk
A driver with a poor record who would normally be denied coverage by insurance companies, and who is assigned to a state operated or designated insurance program.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


assigned risk
A danger or hazard of loss or injury that an insurer will not normally accept for coverage under a policy issued by the insurer, but that the insurance company is required by state law to offer protection against by participating in a pool of insurers who are also compelled to provide coverage.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


assigned risk
A danger or hazard of loss or injury that an insurer will not normally accept for coverage under a policy issued by the insurer, but that the insurance company is required by state law to offer protection against by participating in a pool of insurers who are also compelled to provide coverage.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

assigned risk
n.
   a person whose official driving record (accidents and tickets) is so poor that he/she cannot purchase commercial auto insurance, and must be assigned to a state operated or designated insurance program at high rates.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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