Human life, in all its manifestations, has immeasurable social and economic value. Since ancient times, human beings have tried to put in place systems to sustain and flourish in the face of adversity. In modern times, life insurance is one such financial arrangement that provides social and economic security to individuals and to the communities.
Awareness of the basic features and categories of insurance is important in today’s life insurance market where all companies are offering a number of innovative products with multiple features. Divided into three parts, this book incorporates the basics of life insurance, risk management, and health and micro-insurance, in detail. Part I (Concepts, Principles and Processes) systematically defines life insurance, its legal contract and characteristics, marketing and distribution processes involved, and the future trends. Part II (Risk Management, Underwriting, Reinsurance and Claims) explicates the importance of risk management, the process of underwriting, and the types and concepts of reinsurance and claims. Part III (Employee Benefits, Pensions, Annuities, Micro-insurance and Health Insurance) covers allied topics, such as pension products, micro-insurance and health insurance which are increasingly becoming important for the industry for both the social and commercial perspectives.
Besides, it also explains various methods to calculate the extra premium charged for policyholders, with a higher than average risk of death, disease or accident.