What is Inflation and How does it Impact Insurance? Well, to understand the effects that inflation has on insurance, it is crucial to understand what inflation is. Generally, there are two types of inflation "Price inflation" and "Monetary inflation" (i.e. an increase in the money supply). Price inflation is primarily caused by monetary inflation. In this article, we will use the common meaning of inflation and refer to Inflation as a general rise in prices. To understand inflation's impact on insurance, we must first understand that insurance is a monetary instrument i.e. a contract generally between an individual and a company that involves a series of small payments from the … [Read more...]
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