Insurance Company X is considering issuing a new policy to cover services required by elderly people who suffer from diseases that afflict the elderly. Premiums for the policy must be low enough to attract customers. Therefore, Company X is concerned that the income from the policies would not be sufficient to pay for the claims that would be made.
Which of the following strategies would be most likely to minimize Company X’s losses on the policies?
(A) Attracting middle-aged customers unlikely to submit claims for benefits for many years
(B) Insuring only those individuals who did not suffer any serious diseases as children
(C) Including a greater number of services in the policy than are included in other policies of lower cost
(D) Insuring only those individuals who were rejected by other companies for similar policies
(E) Insuring only those individuals who are wealthy enough to pay for the medical services
A: does not claim for many yrs -> yes, but middle-aged irrelevant? maybe
B: does not mean these ppl will not contract the disease and claim
C: will result in even more costs for company X
D: increases the risks of company X if they take in these ppl, more claims?
E: not a guarantee that these ppl will not claim
So, best answer is A.