What does STARR convey in Insurance


STARR has a full form in insurance. It is Share, Transfer, Avoid, Reduce and Retain. STARR is related to Risk Management. One can share risk (like group insurance so that risk is divided among the members and loss of individual goes down), transfer risk (like buying a comprehensive insurance policy and transfer the risk to insurance company), avoid risk (like living without the article to be insured), reduce risk (by taking appropriate measures so that risk of loss goes down – for example by following traffic rules while driving) and retain the risk (which means not buying an insurance policy and if the loss occurs it is entirely borne by the owner).

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