Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
For upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in Principles of Insurance or Risk Management.This text 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.
- Hardback | 608 pages
- 205.2 x 266.7 x 27.4mm | 1,283.68g
- 20 Sep 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 7th edition
About Mark S. Dorfman
Mark S. Dorfman. I have taught introductory risk management and insurance classes for over 30 years at the following universities: University of Illinois, Miami University (Ohio), the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien (The Business and Economics University of Vienna, Austria). I still enjoy teaching; in fact, most days, I love it. I hope readers that have come this far in the preface already realize that I believe teaching risk management and insurance to students is very important. I continue to find my students stimulating, challenging, and friendly people. I always kept students in mind when writing this book, and I hope they find the writing style "user friendly." I was born in Chicago and attended Chicago public schools. My undergraduate degree is from Northwestern University. The University of Illinois awarded my Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. I have held high offices, and served on boards of directors of several academic and nonacademic institutions and I have written extensively in the major risk management and insurance academic journals. I look forward to spending part of every summer in Door County, Wisconsin.
Table of contents
1. Fundamentals and Terminology. 2. Defining the Insurable Event. 3. Risk Management. 4. Financial Services Companies. 5. Insurance Occupations. 6. The Insurance Market: The Economic Problem. 7. Insurance Regulation. 8. Insurance Contracts. 9. Basic Property and Liability Insurance Contracts. 10. Homeowners Insurance. 11. The Personal Auto Policy. 12. Professional Financial Planning. 13. Life Insurance Policies. 14. Annuities. 15. Medical Expense and Disability Insurance. 16. Standard Life Insurance Contract Provisions and Options. 17. Advanced Topics in Risk Management. 18. Commercial Property Insurance. 19. General Liability Insurance. 20. Special Liability Insurance. 21. Bonding, Crime Insurance, and Reinsurance. 22. Employee Benefits. 23. Social Security. 24. Unemployment and Workers' Compensation Insurance. Glossary. Appendices.