Property-Casualty Insurance

ldrop2022  2023-2024  Louvain-la-Neuve

Property-Casualty Insurance
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Callewaert Vincent; Callewaert Vincent (compensates Dubuisson Bernard); Dubuisson Bernard;
Main themes
The course begins by an introduction which consists of a brief historical overview of insurance and a set of reflections on the economic and social function of insurance and on the control of insurance business. Thereafter, the course systematically examines the general rules applicable to the contract of insurance, such as they are set forth in the Contract of Insurance Act of 25 June 1992. Rules commonly applicable to all insurance contracts will be examined first (duty of disclosure, premiums, filing of accident claim, benefits and end of the contract). Then, the course goes on with the study of the rules related to some particular types of insurance (lump sum insurance or indemnity insurance and property-casualty insurance or personal insurance). Within the category of property-casualty insurance, a particular attention will be paid to property insurance and liability insurance.
Other information
As a prerequisite, the course assumes the knowledge of the general law of contracts and torts, such as they are taught in the baccalaureate. Given that the course of insurance law ensures the basic training in insurance, the course will be taught in the form of lectures, which does not prevent students from actively participate by way of questions & answers. There is no specific syllabus attached to the course. A bundle of document is available to the students though. This bundle contains a set of documents used in the daily practice (notice of expiration, receipt) in addition to insurance policies.
Teaching materials
  • Code de droit des assurances mis à jour chaque année (Larcier) ainsi qu'un recueil de polices d'assurance. Ces deux supports doivent être amenés à l'examen.
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