Reinsurance Principles and Practices
The Burnham System
ARe 144
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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 144
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Reinsurance Principles and Practices Study Guide

The Burnham System is the gold standard for ARe 144 study guide materials. Using our guide you will learn everything needed to pass the ARe 144 Exam in the shortest time possible. Simply, you will learn more faster.


Included for FREE with your purchase of this Digital (PDF) Study Guide:

  • ARe 144 Audio Study Guide Narrations, in MP3 file format, expertly narrated by Lisa Tobey
  • Ray's answers to each assignment's review questions
  • Ray's definitions for each assignment's key words and other new terms
  • A sample diagnostic exam with answers and explanations


PDF Notice: PDF files are not printable. They are digitally annotatable.


Current Text Edition: 3rd

Current Course Guide Edition: 3rd


Ray's estimate of course difficulty (1, easiest and 10, hardest): 7


Number of study guide pages: 54

Covered within this study guide:

  • Introduction to Reinsurance
  • Types of Reinsurance
  • Reinsurance Program Design
  • Placing Reinsurance
  • Common Treaty Clauses
  • Contract Clauses in Quota Share Treaties, Surplus Share Treaties, Property Per Risk Excess of Loss Treaties, and Casualty Excess of Loss Treaties
  • Catastrophe Treaty Clauses
  • Aggregate Excess of Loss Treaties
  • Reinsurance Audits, including Underwriting, Transactional, and Claims Audits
  • Reinsurance Regulation
  • The NAIC Annual Statement
  • Loss Reserving

As a good study guideline, figure anything in those 54 pages might be on your exam and that there will be nothing on your exam that is not covered in those 54 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.