Financial Services, Insurance, Insurance Brokers

How Does Insurance Work?

How does Insurance WorkInsurance got its start during the days when cargo ships were heavily used and when they got destroyed, their cargo was lost. Merchants began dividing their cargo among a number of boats so they were not as likely to lose all their merchandise and reach complete financial ruin. This way, even if one boat was lost, merchants didn’t lose everything but were more likely to only lose a small portion of their goods. They “shared the risk” between the boats which is the foundation of the insurance industry today. Insurance is basically parties agreeing to sharing risks.
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