I see no reason why an insurance company would or should insure someone with pre-existing conditions.Say there are ten health insurance companies operating in a state. There are 1,000 insurees that will obviously cost those companies money, because their health is so bad, or they have a pre-existing condition, etc. That means that each company would have to take on 100 new clients that are guaranteed to be a loss.
Now, if there were 100 companies operating in a state, that would mean their would be only 10 guaranteed loss claims for each company. Two things would happen: 1) the profit margins would go up, and the loss would be easier to weather and 2) The insurance companies would be more likeley to sign a client knowing that that client is going to b a guaranteed loss.
I agree.it's simple loss vs. profit business strategy. When running a business and you take a risk, you have to ask yourself, "how is the loss going to affect the company? Will it be a minor dip in profits? Will we survive the loss? I don't care what kind of business you're in, you have to ask yourself these questions, at some point.
You obviously pay insurance on those trucks and trailers. Of course, you would have to factor in the deductible, as well as the down time until an adequate replacement can be had. If your deductible + time lost was less than your net differential (10k minus the 5k alternative) $5k, i would have seriously considered the other option.I'll give a personal example. yesterday, I got a call from a customer that needed two trucks to go to Alberta, Canada. The loads paid $19,000, together. A $19,000 week is a helluva week, especially in this economy. It's snowing in that part of the country right now. None of my drivers have experience driving in the snow. I had to ask myself if it was worth the risk of losing two trucks and two trailers to gross $19,000. replacement cost for each truck is about $30,000 and each trailer is around $15,000. I'll net about $10,000 dollars after expenses. Is it worth it to put my drivers and $90,000 worth of equipment at a heightened risk to make $10,000, when I can keep them here, conduting normal operations and clear $5,000? I decided to go for the $5,000 and not put my men and equipment into undue risk, because I can't survive the loss of $90,000 worth of equipment.