Principles of Reinsurance
The Burnham System
ARe 141
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The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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ARe 141
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Principles of Reinsurance Study Guide

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Current Text Edition: Final


Ray's estimate of course difficulty (1, easiest and 10, hardest): 6


Number of study guide pages: 49

Covered within this study guide:

  • Introduction to Reinsurance, Functions, Types, and Accounting
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Business Structures
  • Agency
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Underwriting
  • Property and Liability Insurance Underlying The Reinsurance Agreement
  • Treaty Reinsurance
  • Capital Market Risk Financing Products
  • Reinsurance Program Design
  • Claims Practices in Primary Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Loss Reserving
  • Reinsurance Audits
  • The NAIC Annual Statement Blank for Insurers and Reinsurers
  • Financial Analysis, including SAP Versus GAAP, Ratio Analysis, and Can The Reinsurer Meet its Obligations?

As a good study guideline, figure anything in those 49 pages might be on your exam and that there will be nothing on your exam that is not covered in those 49 pages.


The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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