Insurance

What is Risk?

Risk

[risk]

noun

1.

Risk is the likelihood that an insured event occurs, that is, an event in which the insurance company is likely to pay out a Claim. Insurance companies use Risk when determining whether to insure a home, car, or individual, and when setting Premiums. People with lower Risk generally pay lower rates, and people with higher Risk generally pay higher rates.

Have A Question About This Topic?

Thank you! Oops!

Related Content

Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C)

Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C)

Medicare Part C allows you to choose a Medicare Advantage plan. This article will help you decide if it's right for you.

How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Life Insurance

How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Life Insurance

If you’re considering life insurance but have a pre-existing condition, you may want to check out the facts before automatically assuming you'll only receive low-quality or expensive coverage.

Did You Know Your Insurance Claims Aren’t Secret?

Did You Know Your Insurance Claims Aren’t Secret?

When you make an insurance claim, it can stay on record for up to seven years. Here's why CLUE reports are important and how they affect your premiums.