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  1. What is the definition AND purpose of Risk Management?

Risk management is defined as a systematic process for the identification and evaluation of pure loss exposures faced by an organization or individual and for the selection and administration of the most appropriate technique for treating such exposures.

  1. Explain the steps in the risk management process. Which step is the most important?

There are four steps in the risk management process: (1) identify major and minor loss exposures; (2) measure and analyze the loss exposures in terms of loss frequency and loss severity; (3) select the appropriate technique or combination of techniques for treating each loss exposure; and (4) implement and monitor the program.

  1. You have just opened a children’s day care that can care for up to 100 children per day. You are concerned about liability exposures as well as earning enough revenue to be profitable. For each of the following risk management techniques, describe a specific action using that technique that may be helpful in dealing with the day care’s liability exposure. Be specific.
  2. Avoidance:
  3. Loss prevention
  4. Loss reduction
  5. Duplication
  6. Separation
  7. Diversification
  8. Non Insurance Transfer
  1. Describe the reasons a company may establish a captive insurer?

A captive insurer is an insurer owned by a parent firm for the purpose of insuring the parent firm’s loss exposures.

  1. Explain the advantages of using a captive insurer in a risk management program.

Captive insurers have several advantages:

  • The parent firm may have difficulty in obtaining certain types of insurance from commercial insurers, so a captive insurer can be formed to provide coverage.
  • Insurance costs may be lower because of lower operating expenses, avoidance of an agent’s
    or broker’s commission, and retention of interest earned on invested premiums and reserves that commercial insurers would otherwise receive.

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