Insurance FAQs

  1. What are some examples of operations management in healthcare?

  2. How can I use quantitative analysis to evaluate investment decisions if I don't have a strong background in mathematics or statistics?

  3. What is the difference between a copay and a deductible?

  4. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the insurance sector?

  5. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the insurance sector?

  6. What are the major types of insurance policies that insurance companies will offer?

  7. What level of return on assets should an investor look for in the insurance sector?

  8. What is an aggregate limit and what type of insurance is it usually associated with?

  9. Why are the tangible assets of a company important to investors?

  10. How is the ability to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL) measured?

  11. What is the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) hierarchy scale?

  12. Why do long-term care insurers require the loss of two Activities of Daily Living (ADL) to receive benefits?

  13. What is the difference between a banker's acceptance and a post-dated check?

  14. Under what circumstances might a merchant turn toward using a banker's acceptance?

  15. What are the consequences of one party violating the terms of a letter of intent?

  16. How can I apply sensitivity analysis to my investment decisions?

  17. What percentage of a diversified portfolio should be exposed to the insurance sector?

  18. How does my insurance company determine what premiums I have to pay for coverage?

  19. How can I use the combined ratio to compare insurance companies?

  20. What effect has the sustainable growth rate had on Medicare disbursements?

  21. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the insurance sector?

  22. Why should I consider looking for the A.M. Best rating before investing in an insurance company?

  23. What metrics are most commonly used to evaluate companies in the insurance sector?

  24. What is the difference between underwriting and investment income for an insurance company?

  25. What is the average return on equity for a company in the insurance sector?

  26. How does being overweight affect my healthcare costs?

  27. What impact have terrorist attacks had on the insurance industry?

  28. What are examples of the largest companies in the insurance sector?

  29. Why do growth investors buy insurance stocks?

  30. How does the Affordable Care Act affect moral hazard in the health insurance industry?

  31. What are the most effective ways to reduce moral hazard?

  32. What is the difference between moral hazard and adverse selection?

  33. What is the difference between an operating expense and a capital expense?

  34. What is the difference between the loss ratio and combined ratio?

  35. How do I calculate the combined ratio?

  36. What does the lapse ratio in the insurance sector measure?

  37. Are investments in the drug sector appropriate for ethical investors?

  38. Why some insurance policies are more expensive than others?

  39. How does the combined ratio measure the financial health of insurance companies?

  40. How does adverse selection affect insurance premiums?

  41. Which markets are most prone to market failure from adverse selection?

  42. What is the pro rata condition of average on an insurance claim?

  43. Why do banks use the Five Cs of Credit to determine a borrower's credit worthiness?

  44. What types of companies are in the automotive sector besides auto manufacturers?

  45. What does the underwriter do in a new stock offering?

  46. What are the three "nets" of an NNN lease?

  47. What types of insurance policies have contingent beneficiaries?

  48. What are the differences between single-, double- and triple-net leases?

  49. How do banks measure the Five Cs of Credit?

  50. Under what circumstances will a contingent beneficiary receive an insurance payout?

  51. Do contractors require subrogation clauses for their contract workers?

  52. Can you ask your landlord to remove a waiver of subrogation clause from your lease?

  53. Are waivers of subrogation clauses ever ineffective in preventing a third-party lawsuit?

  54. Can you sue an insurance company for not paying a claim over a waiver of subrogation clause?

  55. What are examples of popular companies in the banking sector?

  56. What is the difference between ex-ante moral hazard and ex-post moral hazard?

  57. How can investors use trends in the unemployment rate to evaluate the outlook of credit services companies?

  58. To what extent do banks have exposure to different business lines?

  59. What is the banking sector?

  60. How does a decline in housing prices affect the banking sector?

  61. What does it mean when a drug is in clinical trials and how long does it take to complete?

  62. What countries represent the largest portion of the global banking sector?

  63. What is the average return on equity for a company in the financial services sector?

  64. What barriers to entry exist in the financial services sector?

  65. What countries represent the largest portion of the global financial services sector?

  66. How does the risk of investing in the financial services sector compare to the broader market?

  67. Why should an investor consider the financial services sector?

  68. Why would a value investor be drawn to the financial services sector?

  69. Is there a way to insure delivery duty paid?

  70. How might having insurance increase moral hazard?

  71. What is Warren Buffett's relation to "Supercat" insurance?

  72. How does insurance underwriting differ from investment underwriting?

  73. What are examples of risks for all underwriter types?

  74. When is an underwriting fee too high on a commercial loan?

  75. Why do bankers incur risk when underwriting?

  76. Do production possibility frontiers have multiple possible equilibria?

  77. How do I become an underwriter?

  78. What types of regulations are in place regarding fringe benefits?

  79. How much money can Uber drivers make?

  80. Who can get access to a highly anticipated IPO?

  81. Is short selling a form of insurance?

  82. When is it beneficial for underwriters to sell stock below the minimum rate?

  83. How do you financially prepare yourself for unemployment?

  84. What are the key points when getting ready to file for unemployment aid?

  85. What's the average salary of an actuary?

  86. What is revenue cycle management?

  87. How did Johnson and Johnson's corporate responsibility policy pay off in 1982?

  88. What other sectors besides utilities are known as defensive?

  89. Who are the best-rated life insurance companies in the US?

  90. What are some examples of when insurance bundling is a bad idea?

  91. What are some examples of unexpected exclusions in a home insurance policy?

  92. Who are the best-rated auto insurance companies in the US?

  93. Who are the best-rated home insurance companies in the US?

  94. What are the tax implications of a life insurance policy loan?

  95. What are the pros and cons of life insurance policy loans?

  96. How does the grace period work on my Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

  97. What's the difference between a grace period and a run out period?

  98. Do unpaid medical bills appear on my credit report?

  99. What's the difference between an IBAN and a swift code?

  100. In an IPO, who is a greensheet distributed to and for what purpose?

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