Risk Management for Insurance Companies

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There are changes that insurance companies must undertake, not just to survive, but to succeed in today’s market. One of those changes is how the business manages risks. Risk management was listed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, as one of the top insurance industry issues for 2013 (Top Insurance Issues, 2013). Risk management for insurance companies “is the process by which companies systematically identify, measure and manage the various types of risk inherent within their operations” (Risk Management, 2013). One of the objectives for sound risk management program is the ability to manage the exposure of the business to capital volatility and potential earnings. Despite the fact that not all risks may be removed, businesses still must identify, assess, control, and mitigate risks. A comprehensive risk management program allows organizations to identify and quantify their risks and to set risk tolerances based on corporate objectives. According to Risk Management (2013), risk management tools and practices across the insurance industry have advanced significantly in recent years. Implementation of risk management programs, which include models for economic capital, catastrophe management and hedging programs have helped the insurance industry to respond to the ever changing risk dynamics.
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