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Dictionary of insurance terms
Rubin, Harvey W.
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Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, [2000]

Physical Description:
xi, 573 pages ; 18 cm.
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HG8025 .R83 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Books in Barron's pocket-sized Business Dictionaries series list thousands of specialized terms alphabetically and present concise definitions. The authors of all books in this series are recognized authorities in their special fields. Newly updated editions reflect new technologies and recent business trends. This volume defines more than 4,200 insurance terms that should be understood by agents, brokers, actuaries, underwriters, personnel professionals dealing with employee-benefit programs, and consumers who need to understand the insurance policies they plan to buy. Terminology covers life, health, property, and casualty insurance, as well as retirement plans. This new and heavily updated Fourth Edition has been expanded with approximately 200 new terms, and updatings of many other terms to reflect the current state of the insurance industry.

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This handy guide by Rubin (Louisiana State Univ., Shreveport), one of a series of business dictionaries from Barron's, was first published in 1987 and has been updated ever since. With some 4,500 terms, it aims to "serve as a reference source for individuals making personal and business insurance planning decisions." The book was planned around the needs of insurance consumers and offers both brief and technical definitions of traditional insurance products. It addresses new products and conditions in this rapidly changing industry. Insurance can be organized into several major areas, including risk management, property and casualty insurance, health insurance, pensions, workers' compensation, social security, home insurance, auto insurance, liability insurance, and other categories such as underwriting, marketing, and distribution. Besides defining standard terms, this volume offers extensive definitions where warranted for other terms, including "coinsurance," "commercial crime coverage form," "defined benefit plan," "group health insurance," "irrevocable life insurance trust," and "Pension Protection Act of 2006," among others. The book includes extensive cross-referencing, a list of abbreviations/acronyms, and an explanation of abbreviations that are included in the alphabetical sequence. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers. J. Levy University of North Texas Libraries