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(Revised from original 2007 version)
BASIX, an Indian microfinance corporation, must decide whether to continue to sell weather insurance to its clients. A brand-new financial product, weather insurance pays if measured rainfall during the growing season falls below a pre-specified limit. Mr. Sattaiah, managing director of the BASIX's bank, considers a revised insurance policy for the coming season, weighing the costs and potential risks of expanding the product against the potential benefits.
Keywords: Cost vs Benefits;
Cole, Shawn A., and Peter Tufano. "BASIX." Harvard Business School Case 207-099, October 2007. (Revised from original February 2007 version.)