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Principles of Insurance


  • Usually applies to short term insurance, as the insured is compensated for specified/proven harm/loss.
  • Insurer agrees to compensate the insured for damages/losses specified in the insurance contract, in return for premiums paid by the insured to the insurer.
  • Protects the insured against the specified event that may occur.
  • Pay-outs from insurance companies/insurer will only be made; if there is proof that the specified event took place/if the insured can prove the amount of the loss/ damage.
  • The amount of indemnification/compensation is limited to the amount of provable loss/damage, even if the amount in the policy/insurance contract is higher.
  • The insured must be placed in the same position as before the occurrence of the loss/damage/The insured may not profit from insurance.


  • Applies to long-term insurance where the insurer undertakes to pay out an agreed upon amount in the event of loss of life.
  • A predetermined amount will be paid out when the insured reaches a pre-determined age/or gets injured due to a predetermined event.
  • Aims to provide financial security to the insured at retirement/the dependents of the deceased.

Utmost good faith:

  • Insured has to be honest in supplying details when entering in an insurance contract.
  • Both parties/insurer and insured must disclose all relevant facts.
  • Insured must disclose everything that may affect the extent of the risk.
  • Details/Information supplied when claiming should be accurate/true.
Insurable interest:
  • Insured must prove that he/she will suffer a financial loss if the insured object is damaged/lost/ceases to exist.
  • An insurable interest must be expressed in financial terms.
  • Insured must have a legal relationship with the insured object in the contract.
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