Terms (Reinsurance Programs)

The following table details the validation rules for Touchstone fields related to treaty terms for reinsurance programs:

Field

Description

Validation Rules

Default Value

Treaty Type

One of the following treaty types:

       Catastrophe Excess of Loss

       Quota Share

       Surplus Share

       Per-Risk Excess of Loss

Required if you are creating a new record or editing an existing record

 

Treaty ID

User-specified name of this treaty

       Required if you are creating a new record or editing an existing record

       Must be unique within the reinsurance program

       Cannot begin with a space

       Can contain up to 100 characters

 

Target Type

One of the following types of exposure to which this treaty applies:

       Portfolio

       Contract

       Location or Layer

  If you select "Location or Layer" as the target type, Touchstone automatically applies the treaty at the location level if there are no layers in the policy, and at the layer level if there are layers in the policy.

       The following table summarizes the applicable target type options per treaty type:

Treaty Type

Applicable Target Type Options

Quota Share

       Contract

       Location or Layer

Per-Risk Excess of Loss

       Contract

       Location or Layer

Surplus Share

       Location or Layer

Catastrophe Excess of Loss

       Portfolio

       Required if the treaty type is one of the following:

       Quota Share

       Per-Risk Excess of Loss

       Defaults to a value if the treaty type is Catastrophe Excess of Loss

Portfolio (if the treaty type is Catastrophe Excess of Loss)

Trigger Type

One of the following values to indicate the type of loss occurrence to which this treaty coverage applies:

Trigger Type Value

Description

Losses Occurring During

Treaty coverage is applied to losses occurring between the treaty inception and expiration dates.

Risks Attaching

Treaty coverage is applied to losses occurring to risks attached or incepted during the treaty period but that may have a policy expiration date beyond that of the treaty.

       The following table summarizes the applicable trigger type options per treaty type:

Treaty Type

Applicable Target Type Options

Quota Share

       Losses Occurring During

       Risks Attaching

Per-Risk Excess of Loss

       Losses Occurring During

       Risks Attaching

Surplus Share

       Losses Occurring During

       Risks Attaching

Catastrophe Excess of Loss

       Losses Occurring During

       Required if the treaty type is one of the following values:

       Quota Share

       Surplus Share

       Per-Risk Excess of Loss

       Defaults to a value if the treaty type is Catastrophe Excess of Loss

Losses Occurring During (if the treaty type is Catastrophe Excess of Loss)

Percent Ceded

Ceded amount as a percentage

  Percent Ceded is applied before aggregate and occurrence terms while Percent Placed is applied after aggregate and occurrence terms.

       Required if you are creating a new record or editing an existing record

       Defaults to a value

       Must be a numeric value between 0 and 100, inclusive

100.00

Treaty Currency

Currency in which you are specifying these financial treaty terms

Defaults to a value in the Touchstone user interface

US Dollar (USD)

Risk Limit

Treaty limit for a single risk or layer

       Applies only to Per-Risk Excess of Loss treaties

       Must be a numeric value between 0 and 99999999999999, inclusive

 

Risk Retention

Treaty retention for a single risk or per layer

       Applies only to Per-Risk Excess of Loss treaties

       Must be a numeric value between 0 and 99999999999999, inclusive

 

Occurrence Limit

Maximum loss that this treaty can incur from each occurrence

Must be a numeric value between 0 and 99999999999999, inclusive

 

Occurrence Retention

Deductible amount 1

 

This treaty does not assume losses below the value specified in this field.

       Applies only to treaties of the Catastrophe Excess of Loss treaty type

       Must be a numeric value between 0 and 99999999999999, inclusive

 

Aggregate Limit

Maximum amount payable under this treaty that provides overall maximum loss limitation

 

A treaty cannot have both an aggregate limit and a reinstatement amount that is greater than 0.

       Must be 0 if the reinstatement is greater than 0

       Must be a numeric value between 0 and 99999999999999, inclusive

0.00

Aggregate Retention

Additional monetary amount or percentage of risk that the cedant retains under this treaty

       Applies only to Catastrophe Excess of Loss treaties

       Must be a numeric value between 0 and 99999999999999, inclusive

 

Percent Placed

Percentage of the limit that has been placed in the reinsurance market

  Percent Ceded is applied before aggregate and occurrence terms while Percent Placed is applied after aggregate and occurrence terms.

       Required if you are creating a new record or editing an existing record

       Defaults to a value

       Must be a numeric value between 0 and 100, inclusive

100.00

Reinstatement

Maximum number of times the risk limit can be reinstated after the application of a loss amount during the coverage period

 

You can specify a reinstatement value instead of an aggregate limit. If there are no reinstatements, the aggregate limit equals the occurrence limit. A treaty cannot have both an aggregate limit and a restatement amount that is greater than 0.

 

Enter 0 to represent no reinstatements or 99 to represent unlimited reinstatements.

       Must be 0 if the aggregate limit is greater than 0

       Applies only to Catastrophe Excess of Loss treaties

       Must be a numeric value between 0 and 99, inclusive

 

Applies to Area

Geographic area to which treaty applies

Define a geographic area by clicking the down arrow and specifying the desired level of regional detail in the filter widget that appears. Then click Close.

 

       CATXOL: The detailed loss analysis results must be saved at the LOB or appropriate geographic resolution or higher for these fields to be effective for CATXOL treaties. For example, if a CATXOL treaty includes an LOB specified in the Applies to LOB field (on the Terms tab for the treaty), but the loss results are not saved by LOB, Touchstone will ignore what is specified in the Applies to LOB field and apply the CATXOL treaty to all LOBs. Similarly, if a CATXOL treaty includes a geographic area within the Applies to Area field (on the Terms tab for the treaty), but the loss results are not saved by that particular geographic resolution, Touchstone will ignore what is specified in the Applies to Area field and apply the CATXOL treaty to all geographic areas.

       QS & XPR: You do not need to save by the same resolution for Quota Share and Per-Risk XOL treaties for Touchstone to apply the treaties correctly. For example you can save by Event Total and the QS and XPR treaties will apply correctly to what is specified in the Applies to LOB and Applies to Area fields.

 

Applies only to the following types of treaties:

       Catastrophe Excess of Loss (CATXOL)

       Quota Share

       Per-Risk Excess of Loss (XPR)

 

 

Applies to Event

Event to which these treaty terms apply

Applies only to the following types of treaties:

       Catastrophe Excess of Loss

       Quota Share

       Per-Risk Excess of Loss

 

Applies to LOB

User lines of business (LOBs) to which this treaty applies

 

       CATXOL: The detailed loss analysis results must be saved at the LOB or appropriate geographic resolution or higher for these fields to be effective for CATXOL treaties. For example, if a CATXOL treaty includes an LOB specified in the Applies to LOB field (on the Terms tab for the treaty), but the loss results are not saved by LOB, Touchstone will ignore what is specified in the Applies to LOB field and apply the CATXOL treaty to all LOBs. Similarly, if a CATXOL treaty includes a geographic area within the Applies to Area field (on the Terms tab for the treaty), but the loss results are not saved by that particular geographic resolution, Touchstone will ignore what is specified in the Applies to Area field and apply the CATXOL treaty to all geographic areas.

       QS & XPR: You do not need to save by the same resolution for Quota Share and Per-Risk XOL treaties for Touchstone to apply the treaties correctly. For example you can save by Event Total and the QS and XPR treaties will apply correctly to what is specified in the Applies to LOB and Applies to Area fields.

 

       Applies only to the following types of treaties:

       Catastrophe Excess of Loss

       Quota Share

       Per-Risk Excess of Loss

       You can specify up to 200 lines of business for this field. To select additional lines of business, create another treaty in the same reinsurance program.

       Enter "None" or another non-existent value if you do not want to apply reinsurance to your exposure data. If you leave this field blank, Touchstone will apply reinsurance to all LOBs.

 

 

Insurer's Coinsurance

Insurer's coinsurance amount

       Applies only to Catastrophe Excess of Loss treaties

       Required if you are creating a new record or editing an existing record

       Defaults to a value

       Must be a numeric value between 0 and 100, inclusive

100.00

 


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Touchstone 5.0 Updated January 17, 2019