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Introduction to Reinsurance

This interactive course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in this specialist topic. The duration of each course is typically one day, but this can be tailored to the needs of your group.This workshop covers the key elements of reinsurance methods and practices including the application of facultative and treaty business and the considerations made when transacting reinsurance and underwriting and purchasing proportional and non-proportional treaties.  Reinsurance is examined both from the view point of both the reinsurer and the reinsured.

Who should attend?

New entrants to the insurance or reinsurance industry working directly in the market or supporting area.


Duration Duration: 1 day

Attendees No of attendees: 12-16

Format Format: Online - Virtual delivery

CPD CPD: Recognised

Topics Covered

The course takes a practical and thought provoking look at:

  • Benefits of reinsurance
  • Reinsurance market key players
  • Uses of facultative and treaty reinsurance
  • Application of proportional reinsurance
  • Quota share
  • Surplus
  • Application of Non-proportional reinsurance
  • Excess of loss
  • Stop loss/aggregate excess of loss
  • Reinsurance programme design
  • Reinsurance underwriting
  • Operation of reinsurance contracts including claims
  • Alternative Risk Transfer

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Describe how insurers use facultative and treaty reinsurance to protect themselves and increase their capacity
  • Identify the key players in the reinsurance market
  • Explain how proportional reinsurances operate
  • Explain how non proportional reinsurance operate
  • Identify the key elements of reinsurance programme design
  • Describe how insurers and their reinsurers can work effectively with each other
  • Outline how alternative risk transfer methods can be used to protect insurers and reinsurers

To discuss this course or your learning needs

Your CII Relationship Manager would be delighted to explore your learning needs and can draw on the expertise within the CII Learning Solutions team to support you further. 

Please speak with your Relationship manager in the first instance or contact for more information.