Insurance Glossary
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There are 14 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Rating, no claim bonuses and no claim discounts
(usually associated with motor vehicle insurance) - A discount off your car insurance premium. The discount increases each year providing no claim that reduces your rating/discount is made on your policy. It keeps on increasing until it reaches the maximum discount level, called 'rating one' or 'maximum no claim bonus'.

Recital clause
The clause in a policy document which introduces the parties to the contract and some basic information about the contract. /p>

Reinsurance
The practice whereby one party, the reinsurer, in consideration of premium paid, agrees to indemnify another party, the reinsured, for part or all of the liability assumed by the reinsured under a policy (or policies) of insurance. There are two methods of reinsuring risks: Treaty Reinsurance and Facultative Reinsurance.

Reinsurance treaty
An agreement in writing between an insurer and one or more reinsurers. The insurer agrees to pass on some of the risk, and the reinsurers agree to accept, within pre-arranged limits.

Reinsurers
Insurers which take on part of the risks taken on by insurers.

Renewal Certificate
A certificate which is used to renew a policy. It refers to the original policy, keeping all of its provisions, without restraining all of the insuring agreements, exclusions, and conditions.

Renewal Premium
The premium paid for a renewed policy.

Reserves
An insurer will set aside funds from its premiums and/or profits to meet known or anticipated claims in the future.

Residual risk
This refers to the remaining levels of risk, after risk treatment measures have been taken.

Retrocession
Reinsurance of reinsurance, either on a risk-by-risk basis, or on a portfolio of business.

Retrocessionaire
A reinsurer that accepts retrocession business.

Risk
General meaning is a thing or person insured.

Risk management
Management of the risks to which a company might be exposed. It involves analysing all exposures to the possibility of loss and determining how to handle these exposures through such practices as avoidance, reducing the risk, retaining the risk, or transferring the risk e.g. see reinsurance.

Run-off
The remaining liability of a reinsurer after the effective cancellation date of a treaty where there is no portfolio withdrawal. Losses may continue after the date of termination until expiry of individual cessions made to the treaty during its currency. Liabilities may continue to be discharged in respect to claims incurred prior to termination.
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