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A reward for an act done.

A bounty or bonus; a consideration given to invite a loan or a bargain, as the consideration paid to the assignor by the assignee of a lease, or to the transferer by the transferee of shares of stock, etc.

In granting a lease, part of the rent is sometimes capitalized and paid in a lump sum at the time the lease is granted. This is called a premium.

The sum paid or agreed to be paid by an insured to the underwriter (insurer) as the consideration for the insurance. The price for insurance protection for a specified period of exposure.


n. 1) payment for insurance coverage either in a lump sum or by installments. 2) an extra payment for an act, option or priority.


adjective best, capital, choice, desirable, elect, estimable, excellent, fine, finest, first-class, first-rate, grade A, high-grade, high-quality, incomparable, matchless, peerless, precious, prime, quality, second to none, select, specially selected, splendid, superb, superior, superlative, top-notch, unbeatable, unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled, unsurpassed, very fine, worthy


(Excess value), noun amount over par, bonus, bounty, charge beyond normal, charge to excess, excessive charge, extra, incentive, increased value, prize


(Insurance payment), noun amount paid peeiodically, annual commitment, annual encumbrance, annual fee, annual installment, annual liability, annual obligation, annual payment, annual rate of insurance, annual remittance, contract payment, periodic payment, yearly payment
Associated concepts: assessment of a premium, earned premiums, gross premium, net premium, reduction of premium
See also: bonus, bounty, gratuity, payment, perquisite, present, price, prize, profit, remittance, reward

PREMIUM, contracts. The consideration paid by the insured to the insurer for making an insurance. It is so called because it is paid primo, or before the contract shall take effect. Poth. h.t. n. 81; Marah. Inst. 234.
     2. In practice, however, the premium is not always paid when the policy is underwritten; for insurances are frequently effected by brokers, and open accounts are kept between them and the underwriters, in which they make themselves debtors for all premiums;, and sometimes notes or bills are given for the amount of the premium.
     3. The French writers, when they speak of the consideration given for maritime loans, employ a variety of words in order to distinguish it according to the nature of the case. Thus, they call it interest when it is stipulated to be paid by the month or at other stated periods. It is a premium, when a gross sum is to be paid at the end of a voyage, and here the risk is the principal object which they have in view. When the sum is a percentage on the money lent, they denominate it exchange, considering it in the light of money lent in one place to be returned in another, with a difference in amount between the sum borrowed and that which is paid, arising from the difference of time and place. When they intend to combine these various shades into one general denomination, they make use of the term maritime profit, to convey their meaning. Hall on Mar. Loans, 56, n. Vide Park, Ills. h.t. Poth. h.t.; 3 Kent, Com. 285; 15 East, R. 309, Day's note, and the cases there cited.

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In other words, the premium payments to such a captive should not be subject to the FET.
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Subject to the premium rate rules described above, ongoing pre-September 17 arrangements arguably may operate as in the past, without participants recognizing as income the equity buildup within the policy in excess of the amount needed for premium reimbursement ("excess policy equity").
Typically the starting point for forming a captive is in the $5,000,000 premium range, even though some have launched programs with as little as $3,000,000.
According to Laufer, one new premium that has garnered a lot of attention is the world's smallest, most powerful travel alarm clock radio.
Few states have quantified how much they lose every year to premium fraud, but the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, which has recently made prosecuting these kinds of fraud cases a priority, estimates that California residents lose about $240 million every year to premium fraud.
Current patron requests at the upscale restaurant/bar are for Ketel One, which is made in Holland; Absolute, imported from Sweden; and Skyy, a rare super premium made in America.