Delegated Authority Underwriting Group

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IUA Contacts:
 Helen Dalziel   Robyn Martin 
Delegated agreements allow insurers to delegate their underwriting authority to coverholders who may issue policies and handle claims on the insurer’s behalf. Such arrangements are a popular business model for many IUA companies and the association's Delegated Authority Underwriting Group provides a forum for them to discuss market issues.

Delegated Authority Good Practice Guide

This guide provides an introduction to delegated authority in the London company market and sets out practical guidance for insurers in assessing new coverholders, managing binding authority contracts and renewing such contracts. Information is also provided on delegated claims and complaints handling and coverholder run-off procedures. It was originally published in 2017 and then updated in 2021 to take account of recent regulatory developments.

IUA Delegated Authority Good Practice Guide 2021

IUA Delegated Authority Good Practice Guide 2017

Binder Authority Agreement Templates

The IUA Delegated Authority Underwriting Group has published two Binder Authority Agreement Templates - one for broker business and another for direct business. Such contracts between companies and coverholders frame the responsibilities, entitlements and obligations of the parties and is the contract of delegation. Our templates are freely available for use between contracting parties as they deem fit and are not mandated in any way.

Download IUA Broker Binder Authority Agreement  

Download IUA Direct Binder Authority Agreement