Dictionary of Insurance Terms (Barron's Business Guides) by Harvey W. Rubin

By Harvey W. Rubin

Books in Barron's pocket-sized enterprise Dictionaries sequence checklist millions of specialised phrases alphabetically and current concise definitions. The authors of all books during this sequence are well-known gurus of their unique fields. Newly up to date variations mirror new applied sciences and up to date enterprise developments. This quantity defines greater than 4,200 assurance phrases that are meant to be understood by means of brokers, agents, actuaries, underwriters, team of workers pros facing employee-benefit courses, and shoppers who have to comprehend the policies they plan to shop for. Terminology covers existence, well-being, estate, and casualty assurance, in addition to retirement plans. This new and seriously up to date Fourth variation has been accelerated with nearly 2 hundred new phrases, and updatings of many different phrases to mirror the present kingdom of the coverage undefined.

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2. in property and liability insurance, the lesser of the policy limit or the maximum possible loss to the insured. AMOUNT FOR WHICH LOSS SETTLED see LOSS SETTLEMENT AMOUNT. AMOUNT OF INSURANCE TO VALUE proportion of the sum insured to the total property value. See also COINSURANCE. AMOUNT SUBJECT see MAXIMUM PROBABLE LOSS (MPL). AMT see CORPORATE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX: IMPLICATIONS FOR CORPORATE-OWNED LIFE INSURANCE. ANALYSIS see ANALYSIS OF PROPERTY AND CASUALTY POLICY; RISK CLASSIFICATION.

ASYMMETRIC RISK EXPOSURE gain when the underlying asset that moves in one direction is significantly different from the loss when the underlying asset moves in the opposite direction; for example, when gains and losses associated with purchasing a call option on a stock are significantly different. Under a call option, when a stock price goes down, the loss incurred is limited to the purchase price of the option. If the stock price goes up, the purchaser of the call gains in proportion to the rise in the stock's value.

Numerous interest rate scenarios are tested and based on the projections. The amount of asset adequacy tested reserve is established. ASSET ALLOCATION long-term investment plan strategy under which all of the investor's investable assets are divided into predetermined proportions among several different types of securities. In theory, since these investments are placed into different classifications, each classification is subject to a different market cycle; therefore, the value of all investments should not incur a steep decline at the same time.

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