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Journal of Reinsurance
Offers IRU Awards

The Intermediary and Reinsurance Underwriters Association, Inc. announces an annual awards program to recognize and honor three authors whose articles have been published in the Journal of Reinsurance.

Each year, an awards panel will select what they judge to be the best article in each of three categories from the four consecutive issues of the Journal beginning with the Fall issue.

Three prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded. The awards will be presented at the September meeting of the IRU.

Award Categories

1. Technical

Articles describe and explain ratings, terms and conditions of specific treaties; underwriting authorizations and claims handling; and case studies of specific reinsurance placements. Articles are usually accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts for clarification of text.

2. Regulatory and Judicial

Articles describe state regulations and case law from a historical perspective as well as their significance for the future of reinsurance.

3. Overview

Articles summarize or describe a reinsurance venture, project, enterprise, scheme, or operation of a specific geographic or niche market, or new products and services.

Generally, articles should advance the understanding of reinsurance and the industry in an informative, persuasive and clear manner. Articles cannot have been previously published and should be 2,000 to 4,000 words in length. For additional information and requirements about submitting an article, write to the Journal of Reinsurance, IRU, 223 Courtyard Drive, Somerville, N.J. 08876, telephone (908) 203-0211, e-mail: