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P&C Reinsurance Accounting

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Day One - December 30
8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast Open

8:30 am

Overview and Introduction

  • Definitions of key terms
  • How it works and why it’s needed
  • The Reinsurance Relationship
  • Regulation
10:15 am


10:30 am

Types of Reinsurance Agreements and their Uses

  • General Categories
  • Allocation concepts
  • Proportional vs. non-proportional
12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Split Reinsurance: Fixed vs. Variable

  • Quota Share reinsurance
  • Financial accounting for Quota Share Treaties
  • Quota Share Accounting basic methodology
  • Unearned premium portfolio
2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Proportional Treaty Problems

  • Surplus share treaty
  • Loss Portfolio reinsurance
  • Financial portfolio transfer discounted reserves
  • Loss Corridor Accounting illustrations
5:00 pm

Day one concludes

Day Two - December 31
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast Opens

8:30 am

Accounting for Non-Proportional Reinsurance

  • Excess of Loss (XOL)
  • Primary purposes
  • Concepts of coverage
  • Layering
10:15 am


10:30 am

Accounting for Non-Proportional Reinsurance continued

  • Structuring
  • Key definitions
  • Ultimate net loss and net retained line
  • Loss Adjustment Expenses
12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Reinsurance Programs

  • Premium distribution
  • Examples
2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Comprehension exercises

  • Quota share Treaty
  • Sliding Scale Adjustment
  • Surplus share
  • Per Risk Excess of Loss
  • Per Risk Excess of Loss with Aggregate Retention
5:00 pm

Program Concludes

Kevin Oates
Kevin OatesInstructor, SNL Knowledge Center

Kevin has spent his entire career in the insurance industry and since 1996 has worked as an independent consultant and instructor conducting in-house and open enrollment training for Wall Street and industry firms. Prior to 1996 he was senior vice president of an international insurance/reinsurance consulting firm, providing management and accounting services to private and public institutions. Kevin's industry management background includes executive financial positions with holding companies, underwriting organizations, and as vice-president of reinsurance operations with a reinsurance intermediary. In 1988, he co-founded a consulting firm, which was subsequently merged into an international network. His instructing background includes positions as an adjunct instructor of accounting at Queens College, Rutgers University, and as an instructor in property/casualty insurance accounting and annual statement preparation at the New York College of Insurance. Kevin is a graduate of New York University, and received an MBA in Corporate Finance from Rutgers University. He is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI), and holds the Associate in Reinsurance (ARE), and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF) designation from the Insurance Institute of America. He is the author of the Reinsurance Accounting Chapter of the Strain Reinsurance Textbook and a contributing author to the NAIC Receiver's Handbook.

Event Location:
  • Professionals who are charged with executing and monitoring accounting activities for reinsurance (assumed/ceded) contracts
  • Industry staff, brokers and analysts with more than three years in the industry who need in-depth knowledge of transaction detail
CFA Institute
14 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

SNL Knowledge Center is registered with CFA Institute as an Approved Provider of professional development programs. This program is eligible for 14 CE credit hours as granted by CFA Institute If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your attendance at this event will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary upon request.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
16 Hours of CPE Credit

Participants who complete this program qualify for 16 hours of CPE credit (Specialized Knowledge and Applications). Program Level: Intermediate. Delivery Method: Group-Live. SNL Knowledge Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 4th Ave N, Ste 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.

What is the dress code?
Business casual

Do I need a laptop?

When does the program start? When does it end?
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on Day One. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 4:30 p.m. on both days.

What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations for this program are eligible for a full refund, less a $150.00 administrative fee, if received at least 15 business days prior to the start of the program. Cancellations received after that date but at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program receive a credit in the amount of the registration fee, less a $150.00 administrative fee, to attend another SNL Knowledge Center program within 13 months. Cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the start of the program are not eligible for a refund or credit.

Attendee substitutions from the same company may be made at any time.

In the event of a cancellation from a group discount, refunds or credits are issued beginning with the most heavily discounted price, minus a $150.00 administration fee.

"No shows" - or those who cancel within 15 days of the program - and have registered under the Invoice option, remain liable for the full program fee.

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