You are required to answer the following questions.
1. Insurers only insure pure risks, however not all pure risks are insurable. Discuss the ideal requirements of an insurable risk.
2. The general insurance industry is characterised by cyclical market conditions, alternating between hard and soft market conditions. Explain what is meant by this?
3. In respect of the taxation implications of insurance products, answer the following questions:
(a) Explain the taxation implications of trauma insurance.
(b) In what situations are premiums for key-person insurance not tax deductible?
(c) Explain the circumstances in which the 10-year rule for an insurance policy will be restarted.
(d) Discuss the effects of arranging life insurance under a superannuation plan.
4 x 2 = 8 marks
4. Explain the function of rate making in life insurance.
This assessment is criterion based. You will be assessed through your ability to demonstrate the skills and attributes listed above. Your ability to critically analyse and apply insurance concepts to solve real-life insurance problems presented in the assignments. Another central focus of the assessment criteria is clarity of explanation, accuracy of calculations, critical thinking, presentation and referencing.