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Property & Casualty Insurance Exam: Pass With 100% Free Training

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Property & Casualty Insurance Exam: Pass With 100% Free Training

Do you want to pass the Property & Casualty exam with a free training guide? You see… to become an expert adjuster you need some good training, but don’t worry, Major Adjusters specialize in helping newbies pass the exam and get trained. Continue reading to learn how you can get property and casualty training after passing the exam.

So, get ready! 

Foundational Insurance Terms

In this article, we are going over some foundational insurance terms to help you with the property and casualty Adjuster exam. This should be broad enough to apply to whichever state you are in. So, without further delay let’s get started!

Property & Casualty Insurance Exam: Pass With 100% Free Training

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FOUNDATIONAL INSURANCE TERMS

 

In this article, we are going over some foundational insurance terms to help you with the property and casualty Adjuster exam. This should be broad enough to apply to whichever state you are in. So, without further delay let’s get started!

 

DEFINITIONS:

 

  • Insurance
  • Insurer
  • Insured
  • Premium
  • Policy
  • Risk
  • Hazard
  • Peril
  • Loss

 

These are the definitions that we are going to discuss. Now, most of you may have general knowledge about insurance but if you don’t, we are going to start from the basics. Make sure you are grasping the concepts and the definitions.

 

1: WHAT IS INSURANCE?

 

Insurance is a financial tool that protects individuals and organizations from unforeseen and extraordinary financial losses by transferring risk to another party. 

Like, if you have an accident, you are going to be responsible for all the loss, damage, and injuries, right? 

But, if you go for insurance, you can hand over all these responsibilities to a second company.

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2: WHO IS THE INSURER?

 

Now, what is an insurer? An insurer is a party that agrees to compensate people, companies, and other organizations for specific financial losses. Yes! Companies also go for insurance policies to manage themselves in some kind of serious financial loss. Even insurance companies have insurance that is called Re-insurance.

 

3: WHO IS INSURED?

 

The insured is the person or organization or company that would receive payment from the insurance company if a particular event happens. It’s not going to cover every event; it’s also not going to give you payment if nothing happens. There has to be a sudden and accidental event that will cause the insurer to make payment to the insured.

 

4: WHAT IS PREMIUM?

 

That’s a general question every new adjuster asks about. An insurance premium is simply the payment made to an insurer to transfer risk when an accident happens. So, the cost isn’t paid out of pocket.

 

 Now, here comes a question; why the premium is not simply called payment while both are the same in meaning? The answer is just simple. The ‘premium’ is an old-fashioned term, perhaps a good sales trick. It sounds good and professional while the word ‘payment’ does not sound good. So, you want to make clients right? You have to use the word premium then!

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5: WHAT IS AN INSURANCE POLICY?

So here comes the most important question. An insurance policy is a contract between the insurer and the insured, detailing the terms and conditions of a contract of insurance that determines the claims that the insurer is legally required to pay. So, you can say insurance policy is the CONTRACT OF INSURANCE.  

Here are some parts of the insurance policy:

  • Declarations
  • Insuring agreement
  • Conditions
  • Exclusions
  • Definitions
  • Endorsements

6: THE INSURANCE RISK

This is the likelihood that an insured event will occur, requiring the insurer to pay the claims. You are going to have two types of risk:

SPECULATIVE RISK

It’s a situation that holds out the prospects of loss, gain, or no loss no gains

For instance, gambling and investing in the stock market are two main speculative risks…

‘Not insurable’ because of potential gains

PURE RISK

It’s a type of risk where no profit or gain is possible and only full loss, partial loss, or break-even situations are the probable outcomes.

For instance, flooding, fires, wind damage, and other natural disasters that cause the loss of personal belongings. 

Only ‘pure risks are insurable’ because they involve only the chance of loss.

 

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7: WHAT ARE INSURANCE HAZARDS?

 

Now, what is a hazard? A hazard is a condition that increases the chances of a loss occurring. Didn’t get that? Okay, let us explain to you.

 

Let’s take an example; there is a man who has become a bullfighter. Now, being a bull-fighter you are likely to face many hazards or accidents. While fighting that bull you are being charged, you are using knives. Also, there is a possibility of you being trampled or wounded. So, that’s a hazard.  

 

There are four different types of hazards:

 

  • Moral hazard
  • Legal hazard
  • Moral hazard
  • Physical hazard

 

8: THE INSURANCE PERILS

 

Insurance peril is a specific risk or cause of loss covered by an insurance policy, such as fire, windstorm, theft, or flood. 

 

A ‘named-peril’ policy covers the policyholder only for the risks named in the policy in contrast to an all-risk policy, which covers all causes of loss except those specifically excluded.

 

Tired? Don’t worry only the last term remaining. So let’s get to it quickly! 

 

9: THE INSURANCE LOSS

 

This is a very important term that needs to be understood finely. An insurance loss is an injury or damage that an insured suffers because of a covered accident or misfortune. 

 

It generally refers to a reduction in a property’s value or to harm affecting a person, such as an injury after a car accident. 

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So, that was all about the claims adjuster exam secrets study guide! I hope you grasped it very tightly. Also, it may have helped you in clearing all your basic concepts. If you have read and understood them properly, you surely are going to be AN EXPERT & AWESOME ADJUSTER! 

 

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