Full Coverage for Minor, Recurrent Losses?
This note looks at insurance of minor, recurrent losses. The main concern is with efficiency properties of full coverage. As motivation and running example we concider a regime, currently operative in several European countries, that offers employees complete wage reimbursement during short spell sickness. Assembled here are some arguments speaking against this sort of insurance policy.
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- Doherty, Neil A & Schlesinger, Harris, 1983. "Optimal Insurance in Incomplete Markets," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 91(6), pages 1045-54, December.
- Magill, Michael & Shafer, Wayne, 1991. "Incomplete markets," Handbook of Mathematical Economics, in: W. Hildenbrand & H. Sonnenschein (ed.), Handbook of Mathematical Economics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 30, pages 1523-1614 Elsevier.
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