Principles of Risk Management and Insurance / Edition 12

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Overview

Intended primarily for undergraduate courses in Risk Management and Insurance, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.

Principles of Risk Management and Insurance is the market-leading text, focusing primarily on the consumers of insurance, and blending basic risk management and insurance principles with consumer considerations.

The twelfth edition provides an in-depth treatment of major risk management and insurance topics. Coverage includes a discussion of basic concepts of risk and insurance, introductory and advanced topics in risk management, functional and financial operations of insurers, legal principles, life and health insurance, property and liability insurance, employee benefits, and social insurance. In addition, the new Affordable Care Act is discussed in depth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132992916
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/13/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 242,637
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

George E. Rejda is a nationally known expert on private insurance and social insurance programs. He is a Past President of the American Risk and Insurance Association. His primary research areas are Social Security and unemployment insurance. He is a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, initially limited to 125 experts on Social Security in the United States. He is the founding editor of Benefits Quarterly in the employee benefits field and also served as Communication and Notes editor for the Journal of Risk and Insurance. He has published numerous books, articles, and other publications, several of which were used by the Insurance Institute of America in its professional program. He is a former member of the examination committee of the Insurance Institute of America, which designs and administers professional examinations to employees in the property and casualty insurance industry. His textbook, Principles of Risk Management and Insurance, is widely used by colleges and universities throughout the United States. Rejda received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied risk and insurance as a Huebner Foundation Fellow in the Wharton School. He is a former member of the Administrative Board of the Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). During his career at UNL, he has taught more than 13,000 students.

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Table of Contents

I. BASIC CONCEPTS IN RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE
1. Risk and its Treatment
2. Insurance and Risk
3. Introduction to Risk Management
4. Advanced Topics in Risk Management

II. THE PRIVATE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
5. Types of Insurers and Marketing Systems
6. Insurance Company Operations
7. Financial Operations of Insurers
8. Government Regulation of Insurance

III. LEGAL PRINCIPLES IN RISK AND INSURANCE
9. Fundamental Legal Principles
10. Analysis of Insurance Contracts

IV. LIFE AND HEALTH RISKS
11. Life Insurance
12. Life Insurance Contractual Provisions
13. Buying Life Insurance
14. Annuities and Individual Retirement Accounts
15. Health Care Reform; Individual Health Insurance Coverages
16. Employee Benefits: Group Life and Health Insurance
17. Employee Benefits: Retirement Plans
18. Social Insurance

V. PERSONAL PROPERTY AND LIABILITY RISKS
19. The Liability Risk
20. Homeowners Insurance, Section I
21. Homeowners Insurance, Section II
22. Auto Insurance
23. Auto Insurance and Society
24. Other Property and Liability Insurance Coverages

VI. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND LIABILITY RISKS
25. Commercial Property Insurance
26. Commercial Liability Insurance
27. Crime Insurance and Surety Bonds

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