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Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management, primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent or uncertain loss.

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Organizations relating to Insurance

World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
International Association of Deposit Insurers / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 2002
International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations / Antwerp, Belgium / Est. 1984
Arab Centre for Social Insurance, Khartoum / Khartoum, Sudan / Est. 1980
European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts / Rotterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1968
Girls Friendly Society World Council / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 1955
Nordic Congress on Life Insurance / Vanløse, Denmark
Convention Concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Industrial or Commercial Undertakings, in the Liberal Professions, and for Outworkers and Domestic Servants / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1933
International Workers' Compensation Foundation / Ormond Beach FL, USA / Est. 1988
National Association of Insurance Women - International / Tulsa OK, USA / Est. 1940
Coopération internationale des risques aggravés
Agreement Regarding Cooperation and Mutual Assistance among National Customs Directorates / Est. 1981
International Association of Insurance Receivers / Altamonte Springs FL, USA / Est. 1991
Nordisk Skibsrederforening / Oslo, Norway / Est. 1889
International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation / Regional Association for The Americas / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1992
Convention Concerning Sickness Insurance for Agricultural Workers / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1927
Convention Concerning the Establishment of an International Scheme for the Maintenance of Rights under Invalidity, Old-age and Widows' and Orphans' Insurance / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1936
Agreement Concerning Insured Letters and Boxes and Detailed Regulations / Est. 1969
Permanent Secretariat for the Multilateral Convention on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance among National Directions of Customs of Latin America, Spain and Portugal / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1981
Insurance Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1953
International Insurance Law Association / Est. 1960
Central American Council of Supervisors of Banks, Insurance Companies and other Financial Institutions / Panama, Panama / Est. 1976
Association of International Life Offices / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1987
Latin American Association of Insurance Supervisors / Santiago, Chile / Est. 1979
International Association of Agricultural Production Insurers / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1951

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World Problems relating to Insurance

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Inequities in marine insurance
Unavailability of insurance for vulnerable groups
Depersonalization of responsibility
Destabilization of national insurance markets by offshore insurers
Unlawful compensation for assistance in government matters
Dependence on foreign insurance
Critical illnesses
Insurance monopolies in capitalist countries
Misreporting of military action
Restrictive transport insurance practices
Protectionism in the insurance industry
Increase in insurance claims for medical negligence
Insurance industry collapse
Conflicting claims concerning Antarctic territory
Excessive costs of transport insurance
Rival claims for conservation land
Social insecurity

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