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Introduction

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Compendium

Glossary of Insurance Terms | A.M. Best

Glossary of Insurance Terms | National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Glossary of insurance related terms used by Lloyd's and market participants. | LLoyds.

Glossary of Insurance and Risk Management Terms | Insurance Risk Management Institute.

Link Directory

Life and Health | Open Directory Project.

Simulation

A Health Stories Model of Long-Term Care Insurance | Seth Chandler, Wolfram Demonstration


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Insurance

Insurance
Insurance is a term in law and economics. It is something people buy to protect themselves from losing money. People who buy insurance pay what is called a premium (often paid every month) and promise to be careful (which is called a "duty of care"). In exchange for this, if something bad... More »

Property Insurance

Property Insurance
Property insurance provides protection against most risks to property, such as fire, theft and some weather damage. This includes specialized forms of insurance such as fire insurance, flood insurance, earthquake insurance, home insurance, or boiler insurance. (Source:... More »

Life Insurance

Life Insurance
Life insurance is money for your family to use to pay your bills and death expenses when you die. (Source:... More »

Health Insurance

Health Insurance
Health insurance is insurance against the risk of incurring medical expenses among individuals. (Source:... More »

Casualty Insurance

Casualty Insurance
Casualty insurance, often equated to liability insurance, is insurance not directly concerned with life insurance, health insurance, or property insurance. (Source:... More »

Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science
Actuarial science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries. (Source:... More »

Reinsurance

Reinsurance
Reinsurance is insurance that is purchased by an insurance company (the "ceding company" or "cedant" or "cedent" under the arrangement) from one or more other insurance companies (the "reinsurer") as a means of risk management, sometimes in practice including... More »