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1.2 Introduction to Non-Marine Reinsurance: Two day course
A two day course providing a comprehensive introduction to the main types of reinsurance available. It will discuss and analyse the technical and legal principles involved, and illustrate their practical application through simple worked exercises and the operation of an illustrative reinsurance programme.

What is reinsurance? Definitions
Purposes of reinsurance
The basic types (facultative & treaty) and methods (proportional and excess of loss) of reinsurance
Origins and history
Legal bases of reinsurance
Proportional (quota share & surplus): structure and operation, basic accounting (earned: written; underwriting year: year of account), claims
Excess of loss: structure and operation, per risk and per event/catastrophe covers, working and upper layers, problems of definition - key clauses (occurrence, hours clause, etc.), introduction to rating methods, reinstatements
Comparison and differences between proportional and excess of loss - advantages and disadvantages

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course delegates will understand the function, principles and practice of reinsurance, and of the operation and structure of a simple reinsurance programme.

Intended Audience
The course will be appropriate for those who are new to reinsurance or who are involved in direct insurance and require a working knowledge of the principles and practice of reinsurance, and who would benefit from a more extended approach than a one-day course allows.

An interactive presentation including lecture and worked exercises on both proportional and excess of loss reinsurance and on a simple reinsurance programme.

Two days.

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