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Understanding General Insurance

Source: Asia Insurance Review | Nov 2016

by P C James, FIII
This practical one-stop guide offers an easy understanding of general insurance, taking you step by step through the intricacies of the subject that has often been misunderstood by professionals and also the layperson on the street, who often relates all insurance to life insurance. 
   The author believes with deep conviction and passion that the role and application of general insurance will widen in the immediate future and so this book is his quest to take the simple message of insurance to the masses. The book takes you through the many prisms of insurance value and application, keeping in mind the needs of the insurance practitioners and other stakeholders from within and outside the industry. 
   The author has used his vast experience in the field to guide readers on key topics such as the essence of insurance, the insurance value chain, risk and insurance, the claim process, optimising insurance protection and many more. The book which even a novice in the subject will be able to grasp, also covers in detail the following key topics in general insurance: Liability insurance, Health insurance, Property insurance, Loss of earnings insurance, Motor insurance, Engineering insurance, Marine insurance and Miscellaneous insurance. 
   This informative and well researched book can be used as a reference guide by all interested in the subject, as it explains the theoretical and practical aspects of general insurance policies, claims and regulations. 
   The author, Mr P C James is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India and retired as Chair Professor (Non-life) from the National Insurance Academy after 30 years of service with the general insurance industry and has also worked as Executive Director (Non-life) with the IRDAI. He is a prolific writer and winner of many awards and has spoken at many national and international level conferences and seminars.
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