Risk retention

Risk retention is the practice of setting up a self-insurance reserve fund to pay for losses as they occur, rather than shifting the risk to an insurer or using hedging instruments. A business is more likely to engage in risk retention when it determines that the cost of self-insurance is lower than the insurance payments or hedging costs required to transfer the risk to a third party. A large deductible on an insurance policy is also a form of risk retention.

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