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Primer series on insurance

March 2009 - September 2010

 

The Primer Series on Insurance provides a summary overview of how the insurance industry works, the main challenges of supervision, and key product areas. The series is intended for policymakers, governmental officials, and financial sector generalists who are involved with the insurance sector.

 

Link to Series page:
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTFINANCIALSECTOR/0,,contentMDK:23202901~noSURL:Y~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:282885,00.html

 

 



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Motor third-party liability insurance (English)

Motor Third Party Liability Insurance (MTPL) ensures that damage to third party health and property caused by an accident for which driver and/or owner of the car were responsible is covered. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62516 SEP 01, 2010

Gonulal, Serap Disclosed

Trade credit insurance (English)

The sales of goods and services are exposed to a significant number of risks, many of which are not within the control of the supplier. The highest of these risks and one that can have a catastrophic impact on the viability of a supplier, is the failure of a buyer to pay for the goods or services it has purchased. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62515 FEB 01, 2010

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Risk based supervision (English)

The role of supervisory authorities undertaking prudential supervision is to promote the maintenance of efficient, fair, safe and stable insurance markets for the benefit and protection of policyholders. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62514 DEC 01, 2009

Randle, Tony Disclosed

On and offsite inspections (English)

An inspection is an official examination or review. The term 'onsite' means that the inspection takes place wherever the subject of the inspection happens to be located. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62513 DEC 01, 2009

Hafeman, Michael; Randle, Tony Disclosed

Agricultural insurance (English)

Agricultural production faces a myriad of risks. Nevertheless, two major risks are of concern to the agricultural sector, price risk caused by potential volatility in prices and production risk resulting from uncertainty about the levels of production that primary producer can achieve from their current activities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62512 NOV 01, 2009

Iturrioz, Ramiro Disclosed

Insurance governance and risk management (English)

A sound corporate governance framework ensures that insiders do not use their privileged position to the disadvantage of other stakeholders, notably small minority shareholders, creditors and in the case of insurance companies, policy-holders. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62510 NOV 01, 2009

Lester, Rodney; Reichart, Oliver Disclosed

The role of the insurance industry association (English)

The scope of products and services offered by the insurance industry is as broad as the professional skills and expertise it possesses is deep. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62507 OCT 15, 2009

Smith, Brad; Keegan, Diana Disclosed

The role of the underwriter in insurance (English)

Insurance companies are legal entities that cover the financial impact or part of it that derives from the occurrence of certain unexpected insured events affecting the insured. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62506 SEP 02, 2009

Macedo, Lionel Disclosed

Consumer protection insurance (English)

Each year the global economy adds an estimated 150 million new consumers of financial services. Most are in developing countries, where consumer protection and financial literacy are still in their infancy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62505 AUG 01, 2009

Lester, Rodney Disclosed

Intermediaries (English)

The distribution of insurance is handled in a number of ways. The main channels include direct sales by insurance companies, agents and brokers (known generically as intermediaries), banks (bank-assurance), financial planners and various types of consumer durable and service retailers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62508 JUN 01, 2009

Lester, Rodney Disclosed

Insurance accrual accounting (English)

All companies, no matter which industry they operate in, need to prepare financial statements consisting of a profit and loss account, a balance sheet, funds flow statement and notes to the accounts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62504 MAY 20, 2009

Reichert, Oliver Disclosed

The role of the actuary in insurance (English)

Actuaries are professionals who apply mathematics to financial problems. They evaluate the financial implications of contingent events, in other words, events that are not certain to occur. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62502 MAY 01, 2009

Hafeman, Michael Disclosed

Asset structures for insurers (English)

Insurance differs from most businesses, in that consumers do not receive an immediate tangible good or service in exchange for their payment, but rather a promise of future benefits if and when specific conditions occur. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62503 APR 24, 2009

Hafeman, Michael Disclosed

Micro insurance business models (English)

Micro insurance is the provision of insurance services for people with low income. A vast majority of the poor in developing countries work in the informal or agricultural sectors and do not have access to formal insurance. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62501 APR 24, 2009

Chandani, Taara Disclosed

Introduction to reinsurance (English)

Reinsurance is a financial transaction by which risk is transferred from an insurance company to a reinsurance company in exchange of a payment (reinsurance premium). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62500 APR 01, 2009

Wehrhahn, Rodolfo Disclosed

Introduction to the insurance industry (English)

Insurance in its pure form is a social good and in a number of cases can be classified as a public good (that is, it generates desirable externalities). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62499 MAR 01, 2009

Lester, Rodney Disclosed

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Motor third-party liability insurance (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 62516 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Trade credit insurance (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 62515 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Risk based supervision (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 62514 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
On and offsite inspections (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 62513 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Agricultural insurance (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 62512 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Insurance governance and risk management (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 62510 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The role of the insurance industry association (English)
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OCT 15, 2009 62507 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The role of the underwriter in insurance (English)
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SEP 02, 2009 62506 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Consumer protection insurance (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 62505 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Intermediaries (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 62508 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Insurance accrual accounting (English)
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MAY 20, 2009 62504 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The role of the actuary in insurance (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 62502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Asset structures for insurers (English)
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APR 24, 2009 62503 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Micro insurance business models (English)
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APR 24, 2009 62501 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Introduction to reinsurance (English)
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APR 01, 2009 62500 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Introduction to the insurance industry (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 62499 Working Paper (Numbered Series)