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Recommended Resources

The listed titles are the recommended resources by the Knowledge Management Unit of The Malaysian Insurance Institute.

1.Insurance Transformed: Technological Disruption, Michael Naylor

This book explores how a range of innovative disruptive technologies is about to combine to transform the insurance industry, the products it produces, and the way the industry is managed. It argues that unless current insurance providers react to these waves of disruption they will be swept away by new innovators.

The book describes what insurers need to do to survive. The main aim is to get insurers to reimagine their industry away from the sale of a one-off product, into the sale of a series of real-time, data-based risk services. While parts of these disruptions have been discussed, this book is the first to bring all the issues together and unites them using a theoretical framework.

This book is essential reading for insurance industry participants as well as to academics interested in insurance and understanding the key issues the industry currently faces.

Resource type: Book


2.Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Finance, Insurance and Investment, Minwir Al-Shammari, Hatem Masri

This book is devoted to recent developments and applications of multiple criteria decision aid tools in the field of finance, insurance and investment. It illustrates recent methods and procedures designed to solve problems related to finance, insurance and portfolio selection formulated through a mathematical programming framework and for which a large number of conflicting and incommensurable objectives (criteria, attributes) is simultaneously optimized.

The book introduces researchers and practitioners to recent theoretical and methodological developments in multi-attributes portfolio selection, multiple criteria analysis in finance, insurance and investment.

Resource type: Book



3.Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer’s Guide, Lisa Zamosky

This book is an easy-to-use guide that explains the main challenges you face when trying to get excellent healthcare: choosing the best insurance policy for your situation, finding the right doctor or hospital, buying prescription drugs the least expensive way, picking out the right Medicare plan, or fighting for your rights when dealing with insurers or medical providers.

It includes tips, resources and strategies for navigating the healthcare system and avoiding common mistakes, so you can get the best healthcare for you, your family, or your organization without breaking the bank.

Resource type: Book


4. A Practical Guide to Claims Arising from Accidents Abroad and Travel Claims, Andrew Mckie, Ian Skeate

This book looks at all aspects of the claims process for accidents abroad and travel claims, from cradle to grave. The book covers all aspects of accidents abroad including but not limited to claims under the 1992 Package Travel Regulations, accidents on ships, accidents on planes, accidents on tour operator excursions, ski/snowboard accidents, quantum and causation in travel claims, and costs.

The aim of this book is to provide a clear but comprehensive guide to this area of practice, that can be utilized by practitioners on a day-to-day basis, in Claimant and Defendant practice. The book has a focus on running accidents abroad and travel claims in an efficient way post Jackson, spotting the winners and vetting the losing claims early on.

Resource type: Book


5. A Practical Guide to Cosmetic Surgery Claims, Dr Victoria Handley

This practical guide is an indispensable, complete guide for the busy practitioner. Its unique format, clear layout, and concise style allows the practitioner to find essential information quickly. It is a how-to guide with handy tips, tactics and checklists.

Resource type: Book

6. A Practical Guide to Claims Arising from Fatal Accidents, James Patience

Claims arising out of fatal accident can be complex, high value and fraught with emotion. This book offers the practitioner a clear and comprehensive guide to all of the issues involved with running a claim for damages arising out of fatal accident. Claims for dependency and other statutory claims for damages are discussed in detail and analysed with reference to the latest case law.

Straightforward advice is offered on the merits of many of the common arguments encountered in cases of this kind and the development of these arguments is discussed. The book offers both clear introduction to the subject for those new to it and a comprehensive guide to all of the latest arguments and case law for the more experienced practitioner.

Resource type: Book

7. A Practical Guide to Chronic Pain Claims, Pankaj Madan

This book is of interest to both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and insurers and contains pragmatic guidance. This unique publication, one of the first of its kind, focuses specifically on pain cases as a topic, particularly the identification and management, rehabilitation and trial of a pain case at all its different stages.

Resource type: Book

8. What Killed the Tiger: The Extraordinary History of Australasian Loss Adjusters, Elizabeth Marx

This book is a fascinating glimpse into Australasian history: the Ash Wednesday fires, Christchurch earthquakes, Rene Rivkin’s mysterious Alpine Press fire, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, set disasters on a famous New Zealand films . Each time calamity strikes, in the aftermath, a tiny profession slips in, before the police, fire fighters and ambulances have gone.

These specialists, from the parallel world of insurance, act in the nether land between insurer and insured, adjudicating by a time-honoured professional code.

Resource type: Book