Topics covered include: types of reinsurance contracts (facultative, treaty, proportional, nonproportional, and others); property and casualty reinsurance; life and health reinsurance; the convergence of reinsurance and finance; U.S. and overseas reinsurance markets; the role and liability of reinsurance brokers; common provisions in reinsurance contracts; reporting requirements; claims of privilege; grounds for disputing coverage; allocation of claims, including the follow-the-fortunes doctrine; rescission; managing general agents, managing general underwriters and pools; litigation; and insolvency of the insurer or reinsurer.
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This is a specialized field of American insurance law. Topics include: history and background of reinsurance, key issues in American and English law, extent and nature of government regulation, roles and responsibilities of brokers, agents, and intermediaries, the principle of good faith, the law of representations and disclosures in placing reinsurance, commencement and termination of risk, interpretation of terms, reinsurance arbitration, losses and liabilities, insurance claims and recovery, insurance and reinsurance insolvency. Cases are included.
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