Archive for January 24th, 2015

Long Term Care Insurance – Reducing The Implied Leverage of Insurance

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

risk

By Michael Kitches

Insurance functions best when it is used to cover high-cost low-probability risks — things that aren’t likely to occur, but would be devastating if they did. Technically, paying insurance premiums on an ongoing basis has a slightly greater expected loss than just retaining the risk, but the trade-off — converting a potential financial disaster into a manageable ongoing premium — is appealing.

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