Unearned Premium Reserve


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Unearned Premium Reserve

An account into which an insurer deposits unearned premiums, which are paid on insurance policies before they are due. For example, one may pay six months' worth of premiums in January instead of paying each month from January to June. Unearned premiums are listed as liabilities on an insurer's balance sheet and regulators thus require insurance companies to maintain reserves to refund these amounts if necessary.
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FAS 163 also required the Company to include in its unearned premium reserve the net present value of estimated future installment premiums on contracts written in financial guaranty form, which had not been previously recorded in Assured's unearned premium reserve.
Adjusted book value, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as shareholders' equity (book value) plus the after-tax value of the unearned premium reserve net of prepaid reinsurance premiums, plus the net present value of estimated future installment premiums in force, less future ceding commissions, after tax discounted at 6%, less deferred acquisition costs, after tax.
This payment primarily represents existing loss reserves and unearned premium reserves for the portfolio, and therefore will not have a material impact on Radian's consolidated financial statements or Radian Asset's statutory capital position.
However, the combined ratio is above the company's historical trends and reflects its increased level of unearned premium reserves driven by the introduction of IFRS, forthcoming UAE regulatory requirements and increased business retention.
The amount of this payment was determined primarily based on existing loss reserves and unearned premium reserves, and therefore is not expected to have a material impact on Radian's consolidated financial statements or Radian Asset's statutory capital position.
Under the agreement, the unearned premium reserves on ANV s marine and energy business will be moved to Tower Group and was earlier written from its New York office.
However, net profit in the period decreased to AED 72 million ($20 million) from AED 87 million ($24 million) compared to the same period last year, driven by the proactive implementation of draft UAE insurance regulation on unearned premium reserves and a provision for doubtful debt.
Also, under the terms of the agreement, Ariel has agreed to provide First Mercury with full protection related to the runoff of Valiant's net loss and loss adjustment expense reserves and unearned premium reserves reflected on the closing date balance sheet.
However, net profit in the period decreased to AED 72 million (USD 20 million) from AED 87 million (USD 24 million) compared to the same period last year, driven by the proactive implementation of draft UAE insurance regulation on unearned premium reserves and a provision for doubtful debt.
However, the combined ratio is above the company s historical trends and reflects its increased level of unearned premium reserves driven by the introduction of IFRS, forthcoming UAE regulatory requirements and increased business retention.
The change in the company's methodology of calculating unearned premium reserves (UPR) will have a one-off impact on the claims ratio in 2010.
Reserves are unlike other balance sheet items such as unearned premium reserves or the values of assets such as stocks or bonds.