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World Insurance

RRP $467.99

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Since the end of the eighteenth century, the insurance industry has cast a safety net around the world, first in the British Isles and then further afield, irrespective of cultural, political and ideological divides. Unlike previous publications on insurance history, which tend to discuss the development of national markets or individual companies, this book focuses on the creation of networks across borders from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day.

Distinguished international economic historians draw upon examples from twenty countries across the continents to demonstrate how what was called the 'British system' of risk management spread out in waves, and describes the forces that made this possible--first among them migration from Europe and international trade. The book explores the economic, political, religious, and cultural obstacles that blocked the path of this European invention--not only religious law and traditional practices, but above all protectionism, inflation, and political ideologies. It examines the process of transformation through which modern insurance supplanted traditional forms of protection against perils and risks and was able to keep on offering new ways of dealing with the risks of modern life. As well as discussing primary insurance, it also considers the role played by reinsurance, without which the losses arising out of today's natural and man-made disasters would be immeasurably greater. Finally, taking modern-day disaster scenarios as examples, the book shows just what the limits of insurability are and what risks worldwide networks entail.


Social Functions And Economic Aspects Of Health Insurance

RRP $546.99

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Statistics published by the U. S. Department of Commerce (1980) indicate that in 1977 we spent 8. 1% of our gross national product (GNP) on life, health, property-casualty, and other forms of insurance. An additional 5. 7% was used to pay the Social Security tax, which is another form of insurance premium, for a total of 14. 8% of the GNP. Although insurance had its historical origin in marine insurance, it has now developed into one of the major industries of the American economy and extends into many areas of economic activity. One area where growth has been particularly strong is the medical sector. Health insurance is a major institution in all industrialized countries. It became a government responsibility in 1883 when Bismarck intro- duced a compulsory program of health insurance for industrial workers in Germany. Programs for workers in various industrial and income categories soon followed in other European countries-Austria (1888), Hungary (1891), Norway (1909), Servia (1910), Great Britain (1911), and Russia and Romania (1912) (Rubinow, 1913:250). Programs in these countries were extended in subsequent years, and other countries in Europe followed with their own programs. Consequently, today most industrial countries have universal or near-universal health insurance coverage. In the United States the issue of national health insurance has been seriously debated since just prior to World War I, and polling data since the 1930s show that a substantial majority of the public has been supportive of such a program (Erskine, 1975).


Insurance And Investment Management M&a Deskbook

RRP $790.00

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An evolving regulatory landscape and changing economic conditions continue to affect business organization and capital requirements in the global insurance industry, leading to new participants, new transactions, and new challenges. PLI s new Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook provides attorneys with an essential reference to keep up with emerging trends in insurance and investment management M&A. The Deskbook covers topics such as acquisitions of public insurance companies, blocks of insurance business and private acquisitions; the regulatory environment of the insurance industry and the financial services industry; investment in the insurance industry by private equity and pension funds; and the expansion of insurance industry participants into emerging markets around the globe. The Deskbook also provides specific guidance for understanding Lloyd s of London and the M&A market for mutual life insurers."


Short Stories Of Life

RRP $29.95

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The book is a collection of five fiction short stories that could relate to anyone's life. The stories are set in the Delta portion of Arkansas, Memphis, Tennessee and in the state of Mississippi. "The Spoiled Child" is a story about a young man who was given everything in life by his parents except love. They taught him to manipulate everything with money. He learned to manipulate the education system, friendship and life. His parents allowed him to do it also and were behind him every step of the way. "The Enduring Love" is a story about two young educated lovers who are married in the 1950s. He is a banker and she is an educated housewife. He tries to control he so much and she finds a way out by putting all of her energy with the children and the causes of the day. "Digging for the Truth" is a story about a young black lawyer who wants so much to find out about her grandfather, who disappeared and who she never knew. He disappeared under strange circumstances in 1961 around the same timee the civil rights movement was beginning to take hold in Mississippi. The Ku Klux Klan was still a strong force at this time. "The Forgotten Native Son" is a story about a young man who is accosted by a football coach in a junior high school football office. He is so ashamed by this encounter that he doesn't tell anyone. Later he tells his adopted mother, but no one else. He is forced to move to another school and forgets about the whole ordeal until the football coach does it to another young man. Now, the young man is a lawyer and takes on the coach and puts him away for 10 years and strips him of his teaching and coaching license. "The Three Wishes" is a story about three young boys who have been lifelong friends since they were born and two of the boys families move away at the age of 11 years. Their lives are followed from then to now and are accounted through their high school years to their marriages. Their lives are totally different from each other, however through the years they still are able to keep up with each other.


Social Functions And Economic Aspects Of Health Insurance

RRP $546.99

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Statistics published by the U. S. Department of Commerce (1980) indicate that in 1977 we spent 8. 1% of our gross national product (GNP) on life, health, property-casualty, and other forms of insurance. An additional 5. 7% was used to pay the Social Security tax, which is another form of insurance premium, for a total of 14. 8% of the GNP. Although insurance had its historical origin in marine insurance, it has now developed into one of the major industries of the American economy and extends into many areas of economic activity. One area where growth has been particularly strong is the medical sector. Health insurance is a major institution in all industrialized countries. It became a government responsibility in 1883 when Bismarck intro- duced a compulsory program of health insurance for industrial workers in Germany. Programs for workers in various industrial and income categories soon followed in other European countries-Austria (1888), Hungary (1891), Norway (1909), Servia (1910), Great Britain (1911), and Russia and Romania (1912) (Rubinow, 1913:250). Programs in these countries were extended in subsequent years, and other countries in Europe followed with their own programs. Consequently, today most industrial countries have universal or near-universal health insurance coverage. In the United States the issue of national health insurance has been seriously debated since just prior to World War I, and polling data since the 1930s show that a substantial majority of the public has been supportive of such a program (Erskine, 1975).



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