Until GIC was notified as a National Reinsurer, it was operating as a holding / parent company of the 4 public sector companies, controlling their reinsurance programmes. GIC would receive 20% obligatory cession of each policy written in India. Since deregulation, GIC has assumed the role of the market’s only professional re-insurer. In order to focus on reinsurance, both in India and through its overseas offices and trading partners, GIC has divested itself of any direct business that it wrote prior to November 2000, with the temporary exception of crop insurance. It currently manages Hull Pool on behalf of the market, which receives a cession from writing companies and after a pool protection the business is retro-ceded back to the member companies. GIC also manages the “Terrorism Pool”. 12
The placement of reinsurance business from tbe Indian market is now governed by Reinsurance Regulations formed by the IRDA. The objective of the regulation is to maximize the retention of premiums within the country and to ensure that IRDA has issued the following instructions: • Placement of 20% of each policy with National Re subject to a monetary limit for each risk for some classes • Inter-company cession between four public sector companies. • Indian Pool for Hull managed by GIC. • The treaty and balance risk after automatic capacity are to be first offered to other insurance companies in the market before offering it to international re-insurers. • Each company is free to arrange its own reinsurance program, which has to be submitted to the IRDA 45 days before commencement.
• Not more than 10% of reinsurance premium to be placed with one re-insurer.
• No re-insurer will have a rating of less than ‘BBB’ from Standard and Poor’s or an equivalent rating from AM Best.
General Insurance Corporation of India
GIC as a national re-insurer is providing useful capacity to all insurance companies.
Break-up of Net Premium Income & Claims
Figures in INR millions Division Indian Reinsurance Foreign Inward Aviation Crop Total Premium 21,996.3 1591.4 244.1 2,880.6 26,712.3 Claims 19,898,2 1498.9 186.1 1367.6 2,950.8
Corporation's Financial Results - (Class Wise)
Figures in INR million Fire Net Premium Net Earned Premium Net claims U/W Profit/loss Class-wise Profit/Loss after investment income 6,349.9 5,070.8 3,562.3 -672.5 -13.7 Miscellaneous 18,286.5 17,46.4 18,078.3 -5,013.7 -544.5 Marine 2,075.9 2,267.5 1,310.2 512.2 1077.5 Total 26,712.3 2,384.7 22,950.8 -5,174.0 519.3
GIC as International Re-insurer
Backed by experience of more than three decades in handling the reinsurance requirement of the Indian market, GIC has now placed itself as an effective ‘Reinsurance Partner’ to Afro-Asian countries and also other markets. If offers a capacity of US$ 50 million on facultative risks and US$ 10 million for treaty business.
Capacities offered by GIC for foreign inward business: Other than Aviation Treaty Facultative Aviation Facultative Treaty 5 Mln.* 300,000*** 30 Mln.* PML 4 Mln. 20 Mln. Hull SI 10 Mln. 50 Mln. Liability
Figures in USD Spares
Spares 5 Mln.*
Hull * any one hull; Liability * any one risk; Spares * any one occurance; *** per contract