The insurance mechanism offers various benefits to various parties. Discuss

Question ONE
a) Timbarak Enterprises is a company that deals with timber and timber products. In the six years that the company has been in operation, numerous accidents have occurred leading to losses and injuries to staff. Management has not been happy about this and wants the situation immediately addressed.
You have been newly appointed as the Risk Manager of Timbarak Enterprises. The management is seeking your advice as to how to proceed to reverse this alarming trend. Prepare a board paper to be presented to management outlining your proposed approach to the issue. (10 marks)
b) The life assurance contract has certain elements that set it apart from other types of contract. Exhaustively discuss these elements. (7 marks)
c) Insurance has a great impact on the socio-economic development of any nation. Outline the contribution of insurance to the Kenyan economy and its society. (6 marks)
d) Mr. Patel, the proprietor of Luthuli Electronics, had his shop broken into and goods worth millions of shillings stolen. He had taken a burglary policy with Mambo Leo insurance Company Limited and the policy was in effect at the time of loss. He presented his claim to the insurer but it was declined on account of breech of utmost good faith at the time of proposal.
As his insurer’s broker, advise Mr. Patel on the possible specific reasons the insurer could have declined the claim. What options are left to the insurer in the event of such a breach? (7 marks)
Question TWO
a) Exhaustively discuss the principle of indemnity with regard to its meaning, how it is assessed, and how insurers indemnify insured’s when a claim occurs. (8 marks)
b) Insurers generally prescribe several remedies for bad physical hazards. Briefly outline the specific remedies that may be used. (5 marks)
c) In the assessment of risks, both physical and moral hazards have to be considered. With reference to the various types of insurance, outline how physical hazards may be evaluated. (7 marks)
Question THREE
a) Define risk and discuss the various ways in which risk can be dealt with in a business enterprise. (6marks)
b) The premium is the financial consideration borne by the insured in consideration for the promise of indemnity undertaken the insurer in the event of a risk operating. Discuss the factors generally taken into consideration in arriving at a suitable premium rate to charge to policy holders. (4 marks)
c) As opposed to speculative risks, pure risks involve situations where there is only a chance of a loss or no loss. In non-life insurance, discuss the various categories of pure risks. (10 marks)
Question FOUR
a) The insurance mechanism offers various benefits to various parties. Discuss (5 marks)
b) Discuss how disputes may arise from a claim and suggest ways of resolving such disputes. (5 marks)
c) Discuss insurable interest with regard to its essential features, how it may arise and when it must exist in the various classes of insurance. (10 marks)
Question FIVE
a) Subrogation and contribution are corollaries of indemnity. Discuss (7 marks)
b) Briefly explain on the duration of the duty of disclosure inn respect to:
i) Common law
ii) Renewal
c) Discuss the motor insurance covers provided in the Kenyan insurance market. (8 marks)

 

 

 

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