This 13th edition of Principles of Risk Management and Insurance discusses these issues and other insurance issues as well. As in previous editions, the text is designed for a beginning undergraduate course in risk management and insurance with no prerequisites. This edition provides an in-depth treatment of major risk management and insurance topics. Topics discussed include basic concepts of risk and insurance, introductory and advanced topics in traditional risk management and enterprise risk management, functional and financial operations of insurers, legal principles, life and health insurance, property and liability insurance, employee benefits, and social insurance. In addition, the Affordable Care Act is discussed in depth. Once again, Principles of Risk Management and Insurance places primary emphasis on insurance consumers and blends basic risk management and insurance principles with consumer considerations. With this user-friendly text, students can apply basic concepts immediately to their own personal risk management and insurance programs.