Risks, Heights and Water Sports

Gerdel, Stephen T.
May 2001
Advisor Today;May2001, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p94
Trade Publication
Talks about the impact of extreme sports on insurance. Overview of people's concern about risk; Concerns regarding risk evaluation of extreme sports.


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