Insurance is a very old practice and during the centuries of its working various forms of Insurance have come into being. Some of them are within the legal horizon, some work beyond it. Some are provided on trust in a traditional setting; some are enacted only after detailed legal paperwork, which are valid legal contracts attracting penalty in case of non-performance.
Some companies provide cover only against some risks, and offer one or only a few types or insurance; others provide comprehensive cover against a greater list of risks. Due to the vast amount of money involved, and the interest of the public investing in insurance, the Insurance business is heavily regulated and is a major domain of public policy. Despite the steep cost of insurance, the efficacy and logic of insurance remains valid, and many people, willingly or unwillingly, take Insurance. In terms of total turnover of assets, Insurance is one of the largest financial businesses, and it has spawned a zillion arrays of insurers.
This section of 01webdirectory provides a guide on the insurers, and links to Insurance vendors of all kinds.