- The combined measures taken by insurance companies and policyholders to lower the risk, the incidence, and the extent of losses.
managing insurance losses, loss management, minimizing losses
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Claims Adjuster — Definition,
- An individual who ascertains the insurer's liability after an insurance claim has been made.
- Exposure — Definition,
- How much liability an insurer takes on when they write an insurance policy.
- Insurance Claim — Definition,
- An application for benefits made by an insurance policyholder after an insured event.
- Insurance Proceeds — Definition,
- The benefits received by an individual after a claim has been verified.
- Loss — Definition,
- When expenses are larger than revenues.
- Loss Ratio — Definition,
- A method of comparing an insurer's losses to premiums earned in a specific period of time.
- Mortality and Expense Risk Charge — Definition,
- A charge sometimes applied to reimburse an insurer for the risks in a policy.
- Peril — Definition,
- Anything that poses a risk of loss, which may or may not be insurable depending on the potential for risk.
- Recognized Gain or Loss — Definition,
- The amount of gain or loss reported for income tax purposes. You may be able to defer recognizing gain or loss on certain property exchanges, such as like-kind exchanges.
- Underwriting Income — Definition,
- The income earned by an insurer from underwriting in a certain amount of time.
- Underwriting Risk — Definition,
- The total amount of risk an entity takes on from underwriting something.