Profiting from the Dynamics of Insurance
In This Chapter
Knowing why everyone should be in the “insurance” business
Understanding what you’re losing if you’re not in the insurance game
Coming up with an insurance plan that increases your profitability
Everyone should be in the insurance business. If you’re like most businesspeople, you probably have a bad taste in your mouth simply at the mention of insurance, let alone at the suggestion of entering the insurance business. I’m being facetious. I don’t want you to start an insurance company. In this chapter, however, I do examine the foundation of the insurance business and show you how you can profit from borrowing some of the fundamental underpinnings of the insurance business model.
At its most basic level, insurance is nothing more than accepting risk in exchange for money. I can’t afford to write a check to rebuild my house if it’s destroyed by a tornado, so I pay an insurance company to assume the risk of the destruction a tornado may cause in exchange for an annual payment. The company assumes risk for money. Insurance is profitable. This year’s Fortune 500 boasts 35 insurance companies, accounting ...