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Fixed-Reimbursement Insurance: Basic Properties and Comparative Statics

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  • Louis Eeckhoudt
  • Olivier Mahul
  • John Moran

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In a number of settings, insurance contracts specify a fixed reimbursement in the event of a loss which is not conditioned on the size of the realized loss. In this article, we explore the theoretical properties of this form of insurance and draw comparisons with other types of insurance policies, such as those based on coinsurance and deductibles. We also examine links between our results and those from the literature on precautionary saving. Copyright 2003 The Journal of Risk and Insurance.

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Article provided by The American Risk and Insurance Association in its journal Journal of Risk & Insurance.

Volume (Year): 70 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 207-218

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jrinsu:v:70:y:2003:i:2:p:207-218

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  1. CREMER, Helmuth & PESTIEAU, Pierre & PONTHIERE, Grégory, 2012. "The economics of long-term care: a survey," CORE Discussion Papers 2012030, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. Rachel J. Huang & Larry Y. Tzeng, 2006. "The design of an optimal insurance contract for irreplaceable commodities," The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 31(1), pages 11-21, July.
  3. Mahul, Olivier, 2003. "Hedging With Individual And Index-Based Contracts," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 22007, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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