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Reducing risk through insurance

Corporations can purchase insurance as a means of reducing their risks. What are the primary limitations on the extent to which insurance can reduce the risks faced by a corporation?

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Insurance is generally utilized as a hedge against unforeseeable consequences, such as fire, accidents, disasters, etc. Corporations, depending upon their line of business, can invest in a number of insurance vehicles to mitigate various risks - this includes standard disaster and government-mandated insurance, such as commercial automobile liability and workers' compensation insurance, but also extends to voluntary coverage such as commercial multi-peril, ocean marine coverage (if engaged in shipping), medical malpractice (if in the health services industry), product liability insurance, professional liability insurance (including extending to ...

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Insurance is generally utilized as a hedge against unforeseeable consequences, such as fire, accidents, disasters, etc. Corporations, depending upon their line of business, can invest in a number of insurance vehicles to mitigate various risks. This response details many of these ways.

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