Total Cost of Risk (TCoR)
What is Total Cost of Risk (TCoR)?
Total Cost of Risk (TCoR) is a financial measure that represents the total cost of all risks to an organization. It includes both direct costs, such as insurance premiums and deductibles, and indirect costs, such as lost productivity, legal fees, and reputation damage.
TCoR is typically calculated by adding up all of the costs associated with managing and mitigating risk, including:
- Insurance premiums: The cost of purchasing insurance coverage to protect against various risks.
- Deductibles: The amount of money that the organization is responsible for paying before insurance coverage kicks in.
- Self-insured retention: The amount of money that the organization is willing to absorb on its own before relying on insurance coverage.
- Risk management costs: The cost of implementing risk management programs and processes, such as hiring risk management staff, training employees, and implementing safety protocols.
- Loss adjustment expenses: The cost of investigating and resolving claims, including legal fees and other expenses.
- Losses: The financial impact of actual losses, including the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property, lost productivity, and any compensation that may be required.
By calculating TCoR, organizations can get a better understanding of the overall cost of managing risk and can identify opportunities to reduce costs and improve efficiency. TCoR can also help organizations to make informed decisions about the level of risk they are willing to take on and the number of resources they are willing to allocate to risk management.