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Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (9th Edition) [Paperback]

Mark S. Dorfman
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May 12, 2007 0132242273 978-0132242271 9

This book focuses on problem-solving from managerial, consumer, and societal perspectives. It emphasizes both the business managerial aspects of risk management and insurance and the numerous consumer applications of the concept of risk management and insurance transaction.

Specific chapter topics include insurance Regulation and contracts, basic property and liability insurance contracts, homeowners insurance, the personal auto policy, professional financial planning, life insurance policies, annuities, medical expense and disability insurance, standard life insurance contract provisions and options, commercial property insurance, general and special liability insurance, employee benefits, social security, and unemployment and workers' compensation insurance.

For use by individuals in insurance occupations, and by those preparing for the certified financial planner board.



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Focusing on problem solving -- from the managerial, consumer and societal standpoints -- this insurance primer emphasizes both the business managerial aspects of risk management and insurance and the numerous consumer applications of the risk management concept and insurance transaction. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Do you want to show your students how risk management and insurance will he important in their business and personal lives? Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Seventh Edition covers financial planning, risk management, and insurance in ways that illustrate how expertise in these fields can be used to solve real problems. Written from managerial, consumer, and societal points of view, this insurance primer deals with both business and consumer issues to give students broad coverage of a variety of topics.

Expanded coverage of current topics now includes:

  • The Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
  • Financial risk management techniques being used as substitutes for commercial insurance.
  • The problems facing the US. social security system.
  • The continuing difficulties facing the U.S. health care delivery program, including coverage of the Healthcare Bill of Rights and Patient Rights.
  • The potential for private insurance in Eastern Europe.
  • The impact and implications of the Internet.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 567 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 9 edition (May 12, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132242273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132242271
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #692,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best introduction to a complicated subject available. September 4, 1997
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Format:Hardcover
Extremely well written, many current examples and court cases, raises important social aspects of the insurance transaction. Covers issues important to consumers expecially frequently purchased insurance contracts
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Text! May 11, 2003
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Format:Hardcover
This book is user-friendly, and students really like it. The only thing they don't like is the price, but, every intro text like this is over $100 these days. I really love this text for teaching my introductory classes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance January 9, 2007
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Excellent reference book and very descriptive definitions of insurance concepts
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book November 9, 2006
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For an entry level class on insurance this is a good book to start with.
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