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Impaired Insurer An insurer which is in financial difficulty to the point where its ability to meet financial obligations or regulatory requirements is in question.
Income Taxes Incurred income taxes (including income taxes on capital gains) reported in each annual statement for that year.
Indemnity Restoration to the victim of a loss by payment, repair or replacement.
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) Formerly the Independent Insurance Agents of America (IIAA), this is a member organization of independent agents and brokers monitoring and affecting industry issues. Numerous state associations are affiliated with the IIABA.
Inflation Protection An optional property coverage endorsement offered by some insurers that increases the policy's limits of insurance during the policy term to keep pace with inflation.
Insurable Interest Interest in property such that loss or destruction of the property could cause a financial loss.
Insurance Adjuster A representative of the insurer who seeks to determine the extent of the insurer's liability for loss when a claim is submitted. Independent insurance adjusters are hired by insurance companies on an "as needed" basis and might work for several insurance companies at the same time. Independent adjusters charge insurance companies both by the hour and by miles traveled. Public adjusters work for the insured in the settlement of claims and receive a percentage of the claim as their fee. A.M. Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters lists independent adjusters only.
Insurance Attorneys An attorney who practices the law as it relates to insurance matters. Attorneys might be solo practitioners or work as part of a law firm. Insurance companies who retain attorneys to defend them against law suits might hire staff attorneys to work for them in-house or they might retain attorneys on an as-needed basis. A.M. Best's Directory of Recommended Attorneys and Adjusters lists insurance defense attorneys who concentrate their practice in insurance defense such as coverage issues, bad faith, malpractice, products liability, and workers' compensation.
Insurance Institute of America (IIA) An organization which develops programs and conducts national examinations in general insurance, risk management, management, adjusting, underwriting, auditing and loss control management.
Insurance Regulatory Information System (IRIS) Introduced by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in 1974 to identify insurance companies that might require further regulatory review.
Interest-Crediting Methods There are at least 35 interest-crediting methods that insurers use. They usually involve some combination of point-to-point, annual reset, yield spread, averaging, or high water mark.
Investment Income The return received by insurers from their investment portfolios including interest, dividends and realized capital gains on stocks. It doesn't include the value of any stocks or bonds that the company currently owns.
Investments in Affiliates Bonds, stocks, collateral loans, short-term investments in affiliated and real estate properties occupied by the company.

 

 
 
   
 
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