Insurance What is a Carrier? Carrier[kar-ee-er]noun1.The Carrier is the insurance company that provides a specific Policy and is the company that a policyholder will pay Premiums to. The Carrier is ultimately responsible to pay out Claims. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Want to be Smarter With Your Money? Join our mailing list and get news and info to support your financial goals. First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops!