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Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products
A Guide for Practitioners

by Shadreck Mapfumo, Huybert Groenendaal, and Chloe Dugger

Series:Directions in Development: DID, Agriculture and Rural Development
ISBN 9781464810480
Code: #211048

Publication year: 2017

Cdn: $52.00; US: $39.95
Paperback
Language: English
232 pages
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Named peril index insurance has great potential to address unmet risk management needs for agricultural insurance in developing economies, potentially contributing to increased agricultural sustainability and improved food security. However, the development and appraisal of index insurance business lines is not without challenges. Insurers must rigorously evaluate the quality of the products they offer and take care to ensure that distributors and policyholders understand the benefits and limits of the purchased coverage. Without these important steps to ensure responsible insurance practices, insurers can damage the implementation and potential of index insurance in the market. Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products: A Guide for Practitioners helps stakeholders in the named peril index insurance industry appraise new and existing products. Part 1 of the guide provides a summary of the insights and decisions required for the insurer to make an informed decision to launch and expand an index insurance business line. Insurance managers are the primary audience for part 1. Part 2 provides a step-by-step guide to calculating the decision metrics used by the insurance manager in part 1. These metrics are calculated using probabilistic modeling that provides insights into risks related to the index insurance product. Actuarial analysts are the primary audience for part 2. In an increasingly competitive insurance market, creative product development and imaginative business strategies are becoming the norm. This guide will help emerging market insurers who seek to stay on the cutting edge to successfully and sustainably penetrate new market segments.
Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products
Cdn: $52.00; US: $39.95
World Bank BookID: 119713 Added: 2017.4.15