DEFINITION of 'Associate In Research And Planning - ARP'
A professional certification for those who have completed the educational program on life and health insurance research and planning. The Associate In Research and Planning certification is awarded by the Insurance Institute of America. It concentrates on market feasibility analysis for insurance companies, which includes loss projections and risk margins of expected and higher-than-expected levels of loss.
BREAKING DOWN 'Associate In Research And Planning - ARP'
ARP consultants summarize financial statements, including worse-than-expected scenarios that demonstrate the possibility of serious financial loss or impairment. Analysis takes into account rates and rate structure, degree of capitalization and the level of confidence in the aggregate funding, which includes premiums and investment income.