reciprocal exchange

Dictionary of Insurance Terms for: reciprocal exchange
reciprocal exchange

unincorporated association with each insured insuring the other insureds within the association. (Thus, each participant in this pool is both an insurer and an insured.) An attorneyin-fact administers the exchange to include paying losses experienced by the exchange, investing premium inflow into the exchange, recruiting new members, underwriting the inflow of new business, underwriting renewal business, receiving premiums, and exchanging reinsurance contracts. Members share profits and losses in the same proportion as the amount of insurance purchased from the exchange by that member.

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