Proportional Reinsurance Solutions

Share Risks Effectively with Proportional Reinsurance

Proportional Reinsurance Service

Our Proportional Reinsurance Service provides insurers with a structured approach to sharing premiums and losses with reinsurers on a proportional basis. This service, including agreements such as quota share and surplus share treaties, allows insurers to cede a fixed percentage of their risks and premiums to reinsurers, ensuring balanced risk distribution and enhanced underwriting capacity. By leveraging our expertise in proportional reinsurance, insurers can effectively manage their portfolios, stabilize their financial performance, and achieve sustainable growth.

At LNG Insurance, we tailor our proportional reinsurance solutions to meet the specific needs of each client, ensuring optimal risk-sharing arrangements that align with their strategic goals. Our commitment to excellence and deep industry knowledge enables us to deliver customized reinsurance programs that provide robust protection and financial stability for our clients.

What is Proportional Reinsurance?

Proportional reinsurance, also called pro-rata reinsurance, is a form of reinsurance in which the insurer and the reinsurer divide premiums and losses based on a predetermined percentage. This implies that the reinsurer receives a proportional portion of the premiums collected by the insurer and, in exchange, assumes the same proportion of any claims or losses that arise. Proportional reinsurance is designed to ensure that both parties have an equal stake in the risks and rewards associated with the underlying insurance policies.

Key Features

Shared Coverage of Risks

Proportional reinsurance agreements involve the sharing of risks between the insurer and the reinsurer. This is typically based on a fixed percentage, ensuring that both parties contribute to and benefit from the coverage.

Premium and Claims Sharing

Under proportional reinsurance, both premiums and claims are shared between the insurer and the reinsurer according to the agreed-upon percentage. This means that if the reinsurer agrees to cover 30% of the risks, they will also receive 30% of the premiums and pay 30% of the claims.

When to Use

  •  Proportional reinsurance is advantageous in various situations and scenarios:

Managing High Volume of Similar Risks

This type of reinsurance is particularly useful for insurers handling large volumes of homogeneous policies, such as auto, health, or homeowners insurance, where risks are similar and can be easily shared.

Enhancing Underwriting Capacity

Insurers can use proportional reinsurance to increase their capacity to underwrite more policies or larger risks than they could on their own, thereby supporting business growth and market expansion.

Financial Stability and Risk Distribution

Proportional reinsurance helps insurers maintain financial stability by distributing risks. Sharing premiums and claims with reinsurers reduces the financial burden on the insurer in the event of large claims.

Simplifying Administration

With standardized sharing percentages, proportional reinsurance simplifies the administrative process of calculating and settling premiums and claims, making it easier to manage compared to more complex arrangements.

Overall, proportional reinsurance provides a balanced approach to risk management, allowing insurers to maintain a steady and predictable financial performance while effectively managing their exposure to potential losses.

Benefits of Proportional Reinsurance

Risk Sharing

Proportional reinsurance enables insurers to distribute risks to reinsurers according to a pre-established percentage. This agreement guarantees that both premiums and losses are shared between the insurer and reinsurer in an equitable way. By diversifying the risk, insurers can shield themselves from the financial effects of significant claims, decreasing their overall vulnerability and improving their capacity to administer and underwrite a wider variety of policies.


One of the key benefits of proportional reinsurance is the stability and predictability it brings to claims payments. Since the insurer and reinsurer share premiums and claims in proportion to their agreed percentage, this type of reinsurance provides a clear and consistent method for managing financial obligations. This predictability helps insurers maintain a stable financial footing, ensuring they can meet their policyholder obligations even during periods of high claims activity.


Proportional reinsurance offers flexibility in adjusting coverage levels based on the insurer’s business needs and risk appetite. Insurers can tailor the proportion of risk ceded to reinsurers, allowing them to adjust their retention levels and manage their capital more effectively. This flexibility enables insurers to respond to changing market conditions, regulatory requirements, and business strategies, ensuring they have the right level of protection and capacity to support their growth and operational goals.
Overall, proportional reinsurance provides a robust framework for insurers to manage their risks, achieve financial stability, and maintain the flexibility needed to adapt to evolving business environments. By leveraging the benefits of proportional reinsurance, insurers can enhance their risk management practices and support sustainable business growth.

Types of Proportional Reinsurance

Negotiation and Agreement

The insurer and reinsurer negotiate the terms of the proportional reinsurance agreement. This includes determining the percentage of risk, premiums, and losses that will be shared between them.

Contract Drafting

A reinsurance contract is drafted outlining the specifics of the agreement, including the proportion of premiums and losses to be shared, retention limits, coverage details, and any exclusions or special conditions.

Premium Sharing

The insurer collects premiums from its policyholders. According to the agreed-upon percentage, the insurer then remits a portion of these premiums to the reinsurer.

Risk and Claims Sharing

When a claim is filed, the insurer processes the claim and pays the policyholder. The insurer then claims reimbursement from the reinsurer for the reinsurer’s share of the claim, based on the percentage outlined in the agreement.

Ongoing Administration

Throughout the term of the reinsurance agreement, both parties continue to administer the policies, premiums, and claims as per the contract. Regular reports and audits may be conducted to ensure compliance and accuracy.

Example Scenario

Insurer Entering a Quota Share Agreement for Property Insurance:

  1. Negotiation and Agreement:

An insurer specializing in property insurance negotiates a quota share treaty with a reinsurer. They agree that 40% of the premiums and losses will be ceded to the reinsurer.

  1. Contract Drafting:

The reinsurance contract specifies that 40% of the premiums collected from property insurance policies will be given to the reinsurer, who will also cover 40% of any claims made on these policies.

  1. Premium Sharing:

The insurer collects $1,000,000 in premiums from its property insurance policyholders. According to the quota share agreement, the insurer remits $400,000 (40%) to the reinsurer.

  1. Risk and Claims Sharing:

A claim of $500,000 is made on a property insurance policy. The insurer pays the claim and subsequently requests reimbursement from the reinsurer for 40% of the claim amount, which is $200,000.

  1. Ongoing Administration:

The insurer and reinsurer continue to share premiums and claims in the agreed 60/40 proportion. They periodically review and reconcile their accounts, ensuring that the terms of the reinsurance agreement are upheld.


The necessary documentation and data required for proportional reinsurance typically include:

Reinsurance Contract

Detailed contract specifying the terms of the agreement, including the proportion of risk, premiums, and losses to be shared, retention limits, coverage details, and any exclusions or special conditions.

Premium Reports

Records of the premiums collected by the insurer from policyholders and the corresponding portion remitted to the reinsurer.

Claims Reports

Detailed reports of claims processed by the insurer, including the amount paid and the reinsurer’s share of each claim.

Underwriting Data

Information on the policies covered under the reinsurance agreement, including policyholder details, coverage limits, and risk assessments.

Financial Statements

Regular financial statements and audit reports to ensure compliance with the reinsurance contract and accurate sharing of premiums and claims.

By following this structured process and maintaining comprehensive documentation, both insurers and reinsurers can ensure a smooth and efficient operation of proportional reinsurance agreements, providing mutual benefits and effective risk management.

Why Choose LNG Insurance for Proportional Reinsurance?


LNG Insurance has extensive experience and deep expertise in proportional reinsurance, making us a trusted partner for insurers seeking robust risk-sharing solutions. Our team of skilled professionals brings years of industry knowledge and a thorough understanding of the complexities involved in proportional reinsurance agreements. We are adept at negotiating and structuring reinsurance treaties that align with our clients’ strategic goals and risk management needs. By leveraging our expertise, insurers can confidently manage their risk exposures and enhance their financial stability.

Client Success Stories

Our commitment to delivering exceptional proportional reinsurance solutions is reflected in the success of our clients. Here are a few examples:

  1. Case Study: Expanding Capacity for a Regional Health Insurer

A regional health insurer needed to increase its underwriting capacity to meet growing market demand. LNG Insurance implemented a quota share treaty, ceding 50% of premiums and losses to reinsurers. This arrangement allowed the insurer to expand its policy offerings while maintaining financial stability. The insurer successfully grew its customer base by 35% within a year, thanks to the enhanced capacity provided by the reinsurance agreement.

  1. Case Study: Stabilizing Financial Performance for a Property Insurer

A property insurer faced volatile financial performance due to unpredictable claims from natural disasters. LNG Insurance structured a surplus share treaty that enabled the insurer to retain a manageable level of risk and cede the excess to reinsurers. This strategy provided the insurer with stable financial results, even in years with high claims activity, and improved their ability to plan and forecast future performance accurately.

  1. Case Study: Supporting Growth for a Multi-Line Insurer

A multi-line insurer sought to support its growth strategy by increasing its risk-bearing capacity. LNG Insurance introduced a tailored proportional reinsurance solution that balanced the insurer’s risk portfolio and optimized capital utilization. The result was a 25% increase in underwriting capacity, allowing the insurer to enter new markets and diversify its product offerings without compromising on financial security.

Tailored Solutions

At LNG Insurance, we recognize that each customer has distinct requirements and obstacles. Our dedication to offering personalized and efficient reinsurance solutions means that we collaborate closely with our customers to create custom proportional reinsurance programs that suit their needs. We invest time in understanding our customers’ specific risk profiles, business goals, and market conditions, while also assessing and forecasting future trends to enhance the value of our services. This individualized approach ensures that our reinsurance solutions are not only effective but also in line with our customers’ long-term objectives, guarding their companies against losses in unexpected events.

Whether you seek to handle large volumes of similar risks, expand your underwriting capacity, or achieve greater financial stability, LNG Insurance has the knowledge, track record, and determination to provide tailored proportional reinsurance solutions that meet your requirements. Our specialists have extensive experience in the insurance industry and have successfully handled a variety of clients in the past, giving them the expertise to manage complex cases and effectively protect our clients. Collaborate with us to harness the full potential of proportional reinsurance and drive your business to greater heights.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is Facultative Reinsurance?

Facultative reinsurance is a type of reinsurance where risks are individually underwritten and reinsured on a case-by-case basis. It provides coverage for specific risks that may exceed an insurer’s capacity or fall outside its standard underwriting guidelines.

2. How does Facultative Reinsurance differ from Treaty Reinsurance?

Facultative reinsurance is negotiated separately for each risk, while treaty reinsurance involves a pre-established agreement covering a portfolio of risks. Treaty reinsurance typically provides automatic coverage for all risks within predefined parameters, whereas facultative reinsurance is tailored to individual risks.

3. What are the benefits of Facultative Reinsurance?

The benefits of facultative reinsurance include customized coverage for specific risks, risk mitigation for large or unique exposures, flexibility in negotiating terms and conditions, and enhanced underwriting capacity.

4. How do I know if Facultative Reinsurance is right for my business?

Facultative reinsurance may be suitable for your business if you encounter risks that exceed your retention limits, fall outside your standard underwriting guidelines, or require specialized coverage. It is particularly beneficial for managing high-value or complex risks that warrant individual attention and tailored solutions.

These FAQs provide a basic understanding of facultative reinsurance and its potential benefits for businesses seeking to manage and mitigate risk effectively. For more detailed information or assistance, feel free to reach out to our team at LNG Insurance.

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