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No. 17 of 2016 Determinations/Financial (Other) as made
This instrument determines the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) (reporting standard) determination No. 17 of 2016 - Reporting Standard GRS 800.2 Claim Data: Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance and repeals THE Financial Sector (Collection of Data) determination No. 62 of 2006 - Reporting Standard GRS 800.2 - Claim Data: Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
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Registered 09 Sep 2016
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Financial Sector (Collection of Data) (reporting standard) determination No. 17 of 2016

Reporting Standard GRS 800.2 Claim Data: Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance

Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001

 

I, Steve Davies, delegate of APRA, under paragraph 13(1)(a) of the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 (the Act) and subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901:

 

(a)           REVOKE Financial Sector (Collection of Data) (reporting standard) determination No. 62 of 2006, including Reporting Standard GRS 800.2 Claim Data: Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance made under that Determination; and

 

(b)          DETERMINE Reporting Standard GRS 800.2 Claim Data: Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, in the form set out in the Schedule, which applies to general insurers within the meaning of the Insurance Act 1973.

 

Under section 15 of the Act, I DECLARE that the reporting standard shall begin to apply to those general insurers and the revoked reporting standard shall cease to apply, upon the date of registration of this instrument on the Federal Register of Legislation.

 

This instrument commences upon registration on the Federal Register of Legislation.

 

Dated: 6 September 2016

 

[Signed]

 

 

Steve Davies

General Manager

Statistics Division

 

Interpretation

In this Determination:

APRA means the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

Schedule

 

Reporting Standard GRS 800.2 Claim Data: Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance comprises the 18 pages commencing on the following page.


 

 

  

 

Reporting Standard GRS 800.2

 

Claim Data: Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance

 

Objective of this reporting standard

This reporting standard is made under section 13 of the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001.  It requires general insurers to provide APRA with information on public liability, product liability and professional indemnity policies and facility business, covering similar risks, during a reporting period. 

 

Reporting requirements 

1.             If, at any time during a reporting period covered by paragraph 2: 

(a)           a person makes a reportable claim on the general insurer (insurer); or

(b)          a reportable claim originally made on the insurer before the start of the reporting period has not been settled or is reopened;

the insurer must report on the claim, in accordance with the Data Specifications, by the time in paragraph 3. 

Note: reportable claim is defined in paragraph 14.

2.             For the purposes of the paragraph 1, the reporting periods are the six month period beginning on 1 January 2016 and ending on 30 June 2016 and each successive 6 month period (ending on a 31 December or a 30 June) after that.  

3.             A report required by paragraph 1 must be provided:

(a)           if the reporting period ends on 30 June – by no later than the 31 October next following the end of the reporting period; or

(b)          if the reporting period ends on 31 December – by no later than the 30 April next following the end of the reporting period,

or such later time as APRA may determine in writing.  APRA may determine a later time in writing in relation to all insurers, or a class of insurers, or one or more insurers named in the determination.

Variation of reporting periods

4.             APRA may, by notice in writing, change the reporting periods for a particular insurer so that it is required to provide reports under this reporting standard in respect of reporting periods based upon the insurer’s own accounting financial year.

5.             APRA may, by notice in writing, change the reporting periods for a particular insurer to require it to provide reports under this reporting standard: 

(a)           more frequently (APRA may require this when, having regard to the particular circumstances of the insurer, APRA considers it necessary or desirable to obtain information more frequently for the purposes of the prudential supervision of the insurer); or 

(b)          less frequently  (APRA may do so when, having regard to the particular circumstances of the insurer and the extent to which it requires prudential supervision, and other relevant considerations, it is unnecessary to require it to provide the information on a 6 monthly basis). 

6.             If APRA changes a reporting period under paragraph 4 or 5, a report required under this reporting standard in respect of the changed period must be provided by no later than the last day of the second month after the end of the changed period or such later time as APRA may determine in writing.   

Method of submission

7.             Reports required by this reporting standard must be rendered in comma separated values (CSV) format in accordance with the Data Specifications, and must be provided either electronically through the web site www.ncpd.apra.gov.au, by logging on using the relevant customer identification number and password provided by Fujitsu Australia (as agent of APRA), and following the instructions on that web site.

8.             Despite paragraph 7, APRA may, in writing, make either or both of the following determinations:

(a)           a determination that reports required by this reporting standard must be provided in accordance with alternative information technology requirements specified by APRA in the determination; and

(b)          a determination that reports required by this reporting standard must be provided to APRA or an agent of APRA at an alternative address in accordance with requirements specified in the determination.

Authorisation

9.             Reports provided by an insurer in accordance with this reporting standard must be the product of processes and controls developed by the insurer for the internal review and authorisation of the information contained in the reports.  It is the responsibility of the board and senior management of the insurer to ensure that an appropriate set of policies and procedures for the authorisation of data provided to APRA is in place. 

10.         Fujitsu Australia (as agent of APRA) will provide each insurer with a customer identification number.  If an insurer proposes to submit reports required by this reporting standard using the method in paragraph 7 (i.e. via the website), the insurer must apply for a password by viewing the web page referred to in paragraph 7, quoting the insurer’s customer identification number and following the instructions for applying for a password on that page.  Fujitsu Australia will advise the insurer’s Chief Financial Officer of the password for the insurer.  When a report is provided using the method in paragraph 7, the insurer will be required to quote its customer identification number and password.  Upon successful validation of the customer identification and password a secure session will be created and the report will be encrypted before transmission.

11.         Despite paragraph 10, or where APRA has made a determination under subparagraph 8(a) or (b) specifying an alternate method of submission, APRA may also determine in writing that: 

(a)           a specified person (who need not be the Principal Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer of the insurer); 

(b)          a person holding a specified position (which need not be the position of Principal Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer of the insurer); or 

(c)           a person authorised by the insurer to use the insurer’s customer identification number and password, 

may, or must, authorise (in a manner specified) information provided by the insurer under this reporting standard.

Minor alterations to forms and instructions

12.         APRA may: 

(a)           make minor variations to the Data Specifications (either generally, or in relation to a class of insurers, or in relation to a particular insurer) to correct technical, programming or logical errors, inconsistencies or anomalies; and

(b)          vary, omit or substitute (either generally, or in relation to a class of insurers, or in relation to a particular insurer) a specification in a Table in the Data Specifications, if APRA forms the view that the specification is inappropriate having regard to the circumstances or business of each relevant insurer and any other relevant considerations.

13.         If APRA makes such a variation it must notify affected insurers in writing.

Interpretation

14.         In this reporting standard:

agent of APRA means a person appointed under s 47 of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998 to receive data on behalf of APRA.

APRA means the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority established under the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998.

Chief Financial Officer means the person having the function of chief financial officer of the insurer, by whatever name called, and whether or not he or she is a member of the governing board of the entity, and if there is no such person means a person who performs similar functions to those commonly performed by a chief financial officer.

Data Specifications means the Data Specifications in the Schedule.

facility business means business that is closed by bordereau and for which the insurer does not receive individual policy or claims data from the facility manager, and includes business undertaken through an underwriting pool or joint venture arrangement.

Fujitsu Australia means Fujitsu Australia Limited ABN 19 001 011 427. general insurer has the same meaning as in the Insurance Act 1973.   insurer means general insurer.

Principal Executive Officer means the principal executive officer of the insurer for the time being, by whatever name called, and whether or not he or she is a member of the governing board of the entity.

product liability insurance includes policies that provide for compensation for loss and or injury caused by, or as a result of, the use of goods.

professional indemnity insurance includes:

(a)           insurance that provides cover for a professional for actions taken against that professional in tort, contract or under statute law in respect of advice or services provided as part of their professional practice, including cover in respect of damages and legal expenses;

(b)          directors’ and officers’ liability insurance and legal expense insurance; and

(c)           medical indemnity insurance.

public liability insurance includes:

(a)           insurance covering legal liability to the public in respect of bodily injury or property damage arising out of the operation of the insured’s business; and

(b)          insurance in respect of environmental clean-up costs resulting from pollution where not covered by Fire and Industrial Special Risk policies.

reportable claim means a claim made under a policy of product liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance or public liability insurance that was not finalised or settled by 1 January 2003, not being a claim that relates to:

(a)           reinsurance or retrocession cover; or

(b)          marine insurance; or

(c)           domestic householder’s or owner’s insurance, or tenant’s liability insurance, sold in conjunction with a building or contents policy; or

(d)          an event that could neither occur in Australia nor in relation to an insured resident of Australia.

15.         For the purposes of paragraphs 3 and 6, where a report must be provided by no later than a particular date, the insurer is required to ensure that the report is received by the person to whom it must be provided (whether APRA or an agent of APRA) no later than that date.   


Schedule

 

 

Data specifications for individual claims for public and product liability and professional indemnity Insurance

 

Overview  

 

These specifications have been prepared for the purpose of defining the claim information required to be submitted by general insurers in respect of public and product liability and professional indemnity insurance.  This information will contribute to a National Claims and Policy Database (NCPD) in respect of these classes of insurance.  The intention is to create a database that holds information in respect of claims and policies for public and product liability and professional indemnity on a national basis.  State and Territory Government insurers will also contribute to the NCPD where possible.1    

 

Details of requirements in relation to reporting periods, method of submission and authorisation are set out in the reporting standard.  The data submitted by each general insurer will be validated by APRA each reporting period. The data validation to be performed is outlined in Appendix A.

 

Record Layouts and Field Specifications 

 

Claim Data Specifications 

Claims Data

Data Item

Public           &

Products

Professional Risk

Field type[1]

1*

Insurer code

M

M

6a

2*

Record type 

M

M

1a

3

Status at end of Reporting Period

M

M

1a

4*

Month of End of Reporting Period

M

M

8n

5.1*

Class of Business

M

M

2a

5.2*

Product Type

M

M

3a

6*

Policy Number

M

M

30a/n

7*

Risk Number

M

M

30a/n

8*

Claim Number

M

M

30a/n

9

Date of Loss

M

M

8n

10

Date of Report

M

M

8n

11

Date Finalised

M1

M1

8n

12

Jurisdiction of Claim

M1

M1

3a

13

Deductible/Excess

M

M

12n

14

General Nature of Loss

M1

M1

1a

15

Cause of Loss

M

M

3a

16

Body Functions or Structures Affected

M2

O

1a

17

Severity of Loss

M2

O

1a&1n

18

Litigation Status

M

M

1a

19

Gross Payments in the Reporting Period

M

M

12n

20

Gross Payments to Date 

M

M

12n

21

Gross Case Estimate at Start of Reporting Period

M

M

12n

22

Gross Case Estimate at End of Reporting Period

M

M

12n

23

Gross Third Party Recoveries Received 

M

O

12n

24

Gross Third Party Recoveries Outstanding

M

O

12n

25.1

Past economic loss

M

M

12n

25.2

Future economic loss

M

M

12n

25.3

Past medical, hospital, caring and related services

M

M

12n

25.4

Future medical, hospital and related services

M

M

12n

25.5

Future caring services

M

M

12n

25.6

General damages

M

M

12n

25.7

Interest

M

M

12n

25.8

Plaintiff legal costs

M

M

12n

25.9

Defendant legal costs

M

M

12n

25.10

Investigation costs

M

M

12n

25.11

Other

M

M

12n

 

1Date – preference for date is DDMMYYYY, no delimiter.

Key:

M – Mandatory field on all records from 1 July 2004

M1 - Mandatory only if field 3 (Status at end of Reporting Period) = “F” 

M2 – Mandatory only if field 14 (General Nature of Loss) contains a bodily injury component

O – Optional field a – alpha

n - numeric

* Fields so indicated, as a combination, must be unique.

 


 

** A new claim is determined by the following process:

 

 

 

 Claims Record Data Field Definitions

1.         Insurer code

A unique code assigned by APRA to each contributor.

2.       Record type  

       C = Claims Record

3. Status at End of Reporting Period

           C = Current

           F = Finalised

           R = Reopened

           S = Structured Settlement

A structured settlement occurs when a claim has been settled and payments are made as annuities over time, rather than in a single payment.

If a claim has been reopened and is closed again in the same period, the status should remain as finalised however there is a need to provide the updated finalised data for such a claim, such as $ paid etc. If a claim has been advised as finalised in a previous submission, has since been reopened AND is still open at the end of the current reporting period, the claim should be recorded as ‘Reopened’. 

4. Month of End of Reporting Period 

The data for each submission will relate to a six month period.  Enter as DDMMYYYY the last day of the period being reported, e.g. insert 30062004 for data relating to the six months ending 30 June 2004.

5.1. Class of Business

           PL = Public & Products Liability

           PI = Professional Risk

5.2. Product Type (Table 1)

 

Class

Public           &

Products

Professional Risk

Public liability (pure)

PUB

 

Products liability (pure) and product recall

PRO

 

Mixed public/products cover ('Broadform' liability)

BRD

 

Construction liability

CON

 

Environmental impairment liability

EIL

 

Excess Liability

EXL

 

Excess Umbrella

EXU

 

Umbrella covers

UMB

 

Other

PLO

 

Professional indemnity (not medical malpractice) and errors & omissions

 

PII

Association Liability

 

ASN

Directors' and Officers' liability

 

D&O

Defamation Insurance

 

DFI

Employment Practices

 

EPL

Financial Institutions Policy

 

FIP

Information & Communication Technology Insurance

 

ICT

Medical Indemnity/Malpractice

 

MAL

Superannuation Trustees

 

STL

Other

 

PIO

 

Note: where business is written as part of a package policy, the “Product type” is to be based on the nature of the cover offered, as set out in the above table.  The fact that cover is sold in conjunction with other types of insurance is not collected.  

6. Policy Number     

A unique policy identifier (which may relate to several separate risk records) by which the exposure and premium information on each individual record can be identified.  Used for matching the policy data in force at date of claim to the claim record. This information is only used for cross-referencing by APRA – it will not be published except in any individual data reports prepared for the insurer concerned. 

Where individual claims data is being provided but its associated policy data is being provided in aggregate form in the facility data file, the facility number should be used as the policy number for the claim.

7. Risk Number  

A unique risk identifier (which may be the same as the policy number if the policy contains a single risk) by which the exposure and premium information on each individual record can be identified. Used for matching the policy data in force at date of claim to the claim record. This information is only used for cross-referencing by APRA – it will not be published except in any individual data reports prepared for the insurer concerned.

8. Claim Number

A unique identifier of a claim.  This information is only used for cross-referencing by APRA – it will not be published except in any individual data reports prepared for the insurer concerned.  

9. Date of Loss 

Enter as DDMMYYYY the date on which the incident giving rise to the claim is believed to have occurred.  

For claims made policies where an actual date of loss is not available, code this field as the date that the claim is notified to the insurer. For losses incurred based (or occurrence based) policies, the Date of Loss should be the date of the event that gave rise to the claim, or the best estimate of the date of that event(s). 

10. Date of Report     

Enter as DDMMYYYY the date on which the claim was reported (not processed) to the agent or insurer.  

11. Date Finalised      

Enter as DDMMYYYY the date on which the finalised.  This field should only be completed when all payments to the claimant(s) and any third party suppliers are believed to have been made and all recoveries expected from third parties (ignoring reinsurers) have been received.  Note that a claim may be recorded as finalised even if recoveries from reinsurers have not been received.  

Reopened claims that are still open at the end of the reporting period must not have a “date finalised”.

12. Jurisdiction of Claim

This is the state (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC or WA) where the claim has been decided by a court judgement. If the claim is decided in a federal court, input the state where the claim was heard. However, if the claim is settled out of court, then input the state where the claim was settled, this would usually be the State or Territory in which the claimant resides.

A claim that never reaches the stage of a writ is an out of court claim.

Where an insurer has multiple claimants under the one claim and payments are made to each claimant, but in different jurisdictions, the jurisdiction of the principle claimant should be used. 

If the claim was settled overseas, code the jurisdiction as that of the policy holder's principle address.

This field is mandatory for finalised claims only.

13. Deductible/Excess

Total of all deductibles or excesses applied to this claim in whole dollars.  This may differ from the amount shown in field 20 on the related exposure record.

For Liability XOL policies, the relevant attachment point should be reported.

14. General Nature of Loss (Table 3)

 

General Nature of Loss

Code

Bodily injury or death

B

Property damage only

P

Financial loss only (no physical damage or bodily injury)

F

Both property damage and bodily injury

L

Both bodily injury and financial loss

X

Both property damage and financial loss

Y

Property damage, bodily injury and financial loss

Z

 

If a claim is comprised of more than one general nature of loss field type (i.e. P (property damage) and B (bodily injury)), then a claim may only be coded as L, X, Y or Z if the relevant component is greater than 15% of the claim amount. 

15. Cause of loss (Tables 4 & 5)       

Code one of the causes shown in the following tables (for appropriate class of business). The most significant contributing factor should be identified.  Where a suitable cause of loss was not recorded in respect of a claim that occurred before 30 June 2004, report a hyphen (“-“). 

 

APRA Code

Claim Type – Public & Products Liability (Table 4)

Current ISA Code(s) (for information only)

ABM

Abuse/molestation

L12

ANM

Animal bite/attack/impact

L88,L16, L62

ASB

Asbestos/Dust Diseases

L14

CAT

Catastrophy, e.g. Cyclone, earthquake

 

CUS

Care/custody/control

L50

COL

Collapse of building/structure/subsidence/landslide/weakening and or removal of supports/rusting/oxidation/discoloration including concrete cancer

L18, L42, L86, L40

DFM

Defamation/slander

L53

DSC

Discrimination/harassment

L54

ELC

Electrocution

L21

ENV

Environmental contamination or pollution/spray/drift/other contamination/exposure to or contact with substance/ Not mould or asbestos

L72, L80, L19, L24

APRA Code

Claim Type – Public & Products Liability (Table 4)

Current ISA Code(s) (for information only)

EQB

Equipment breakdown and accidental breakage

L22, L11

EXP

Explosion and/or vibration/exposure to sudden or long-term  sound or noise/excavation/drilling damage

L23, L56, L43, L65

NEG

Failed or injurious treatment by practitioner or consultant, or negligent advice

L29, L69

FLL

Fall including from height and slip & fall

L25, L41

FPW

Faulty product/faulty workmanship

L51, L59

FIR

Fire including welding

L27, L87

IMP

Impact or damage by object/vehicle/person, including physical assault/trapped by machinery or equipment 

L30, L44, L66, L37, L83

LSL

Lease liabilities

L64

LFT

Lifting, carrying or putting down objects/machinery use/repetitive or overuse injury

L63, L66, L77

 

MLD

Mould

L89

OTH

Other non financial loss i.e. losses with no tangible value attached such as 'Pain and Suffering'

L48

OFN

Other financial loss i.e. losses that are tangible

L26

WTR

Water

L46

WKR

Worker to worker injury

L47

 

APRA

Code

Claim Type – Professional Risk (Table 5)

 

Non performance or improper, inappropriate,  inadequate, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, untimely provision of : 

AA

Advice

AB

Assault /abuse / mistreatment

AE

Anaesthetic

BC

Breach of confidentiality

BL

Blood Products

BT

Breach of trust / fiduciary duties

CI

Conflict of interest

CO

Consent (incl. no valid consent, failure to warn, acting against patient’s wishes)

DA

Documentation/ administration

DE

Defamation

DI

Diagnosis

DS

Design / specification

EQ

Faulty and/or inadequate / inappropriate / inaccurate / contaminated equipment  and/or premises

FR

Fraud & dishonesty.  Fidelity

HA

Harassment / discrimination

IC

Infection control / prevention

IN

Insolvency

IP

Breach of intellectual property rights

IT

Improper trading / collusive practices /unconscionable conduct

LD

Loss of documents

LE

Legal expense coverage (disciplinary enquiries, investigations, inquests and the like)

ME

Medication

MI

Misleading and/or deceptive advice/conduct (specifically section(s) of federal Trade Practices Act, state Fair Trading Acts and the like)

OR

Other

PM

Project management

PR

Procedural

SE

Services other than specified above

SH

Sexual harassment

SI

Supervision / inspection

APRA

Code

Claim Type – Professional Risk (Table 5)

TE

Testing

TR

Treatment

UD

Unfair dismissal

 

16. Body Functions or Structures Affected (Table 6)

Code the most significant body function or structure affecting the claimant as known at the end of the reporting period, for all claims involving bodily injury where claim item 14 (General Nature of Loss) contains a bodily injury component i.e. B, L, X or Z.

 

APRA Code

Body Functions or Structures Affected

C

Cardiovascular, Haematological, Immunological and Respiratory

D

Death

E

Digestive, Metabolic and Endocrine Systems 

G

Genitourinary and Reproductive

M

Mental or Nervous System 

N

Neuro-musculoskeletal and Movement-Related

P

Sensory, Pain, Eye, Ear and Related Structures 

S

Skin and Related Structures

V

Voice and Speech

             

17. Severity of loss (Table 7)

Code the severity of the loss underlying the claim for all claims involving bodily injury where claim item 14 (General Nature of Loss) contains a bodily injury component i.e. B, L, X or Z.

 

APRA

code

Severity of loss 

L1

Minor or mild injury to soft tissue; minor lacerations; bruising; minor psychological harm

L2

Minor or simple fractures; larger lacerations

M1

Moderate injury usually involving nerve or tissue damage; major psychological harm

M2

Serious injury involving loss of tissue, internal bleeding, ruptured tissue or organs; serious and permanent psychological damage

S1

Major injury involving brain injury likely to lead to permanent impairment

S2

Major injury involving spinal cord injury likely to lead to permanent impairment

S3

Quadriplegia

S4

Paraplegia

S5

Other major injury leading to a disability that is likely to permanently reduce the earning capacity or activity in the community of the claimant 

 

18. Litigation Status (Table 8)

Extent to which case has proceeded through the legal system.

 

APRA

Code

Litigation Status

O

Claim is not litigated

N

Plaintiff does not have legal representation

U

Plaintiff has legal representation but the claim has not been resolved.

L

Plaintiff has obtained legal advice but settlement was reached by negotiation (whether court proceedings were commenced or subsequent to a judgement but before an appeal court determination)

V

Case was settled by court judgement (whether lower court or appeal court) and defendant

 

paid judgement amount (i.e. either case was not appealed or appeal was not upheld)

W

Plaintiff has legal representation and elects to withdraw the claim.

X

Plaintiff has legal representation, but the case is not awarded in plaintiff’s favour

 

19. Gross Payments in the Reporting Period              

The amount of payments made since the last reporting period, net of GST in whole dollars, no decimal point.  Includes payments made to claimant and to third-party service providers (medical, legal, investigation) that are attributed to the claim.  

Note

1)             Data should be provided based on your share only.

2)             Income Tax Credits are excluded.

3)             The values reported should represent the cost to the insurer however the standard assumes that GST paid out on a claim will be recovered by the insurer. If no recovery is available, then the full value should be reported including GST. 

20. Gross Payments to Date    

The amount of payments made on this claim since the claim was first reported, net of GST in whole dollars, no decimal point.  Includes payments made to claimant and to third-party service providers (medical, legal, investigation) that are attributed to the claim.  

21. Gross Case Estimate at Start of Reporting Period                 

Total of all payments expected to be made in future to the claimant(s) and third party providers at the start of the reporting period, net of GST in whole dollars, no decimal point.  Equals field 22 on the corresponding claim record that was submitted for the previous reporting period.  Will be zero if this claim was first reported in the current reporting period.  

Note

1)             Data should be provided based on your share only.

2)             Income Tax Credits are excluded.

3)             The values reported should represent the cost to the insurer however the standard assumes that GST paid out on a claim will be recovered by the insurer. If no recovery is available, then the full value should be reported including GST. 

22. Gross Case Estimate at End of Reporting Period    

Total of all payments expected to be made in future to the claimant(s) and third party providers at the end of the reporting period, net of GST in whole dollars, no decimal point. Will be zero if the claim is finalised.

Note

1)             Data should be provided based on your share only.

2)             Income Tax Credits are excluded.

3)             The values reported should represent the cost to the insurer however the standard assumes that GST paid out on a claim will be recovered by the insurer. If no recovery is available, then the full value should be reported including GST. 

23. Gross Third Party Recoveries Received                 

Total of all amounts that have been received to date from third parties in respect of the claim, net of GST in whole dollars, no decimal point.  Excludes any amounts that have been received under reinsurance contracts.  

Salvage should be reported as a third party recovery. 

Note: Data should be provided based on your share only. 

24. Gross Third Party Recoveries Outstanding       

Total of all amounts that are expected to be received after the end of the reporting period from third parties in respect of the claim, net of GST in whole dollars, no decimal point.  Excludes any amounts expected to be received under reinsurance contracts. Will be zero if the claim is finalised.

Salvage should be reported as a third party recovery. 

Note: Data should be provided based on your share only. 

25. Gross Claim Payments by Head of Damage before Third Party Recoveries (This field is not used)

A breakdown of the total settlement amount into the following heads of damage is required for finalised claims only.  The total of items 25.1 to 25.11 must equal item 20

– Gross Payments to Date, with any rounding difference included in item 25.11 (Other). 

Note:

1)             Data should be provided based on your share only.

2)             Income Tax Credits are excluded.

3)             The values reported should represent the cost to the insurer however the standard assumes that GST paid out on a claim will be recovered by the insurer. If no recovery is available, then the full value should be reported including GST. 

A finalised claim is one where field 11 (date finalised) has been recorded and field 22 (gross case estimate at end of reporting period) is zero.

Where a claim is settled out of court, contributors should provide a reasonable estimate as to how the total claim is distributed between the Heads of Damages categories.

25.1. Past economic loss

25.2. Future economic loss

25.3. Past medical, hospital, caring and related services

25.4. Future medical, hospital and related services 25.5. Future caring services

25.6. General damages

25.7. Interest

25.8. Plaintiff legal costs

25.9. Defendant legal costs

25.10. Investigation costs

25.11. Other

 


 

Appendix A: Data Validation

As well as unit record validation, overall reasonability checks will be carried out on each insurer’s data.

With each half-yearly data submission

 Various comparisons between the current reporting period and the previous period will be carried out in order to monitor data reasonability and consistency. These may include:

           Change in the aggregate Gross Earned Premium, split by two digit ANZSIC code or single character occupation code;

           Changes in the total numbers of policies and claims;

           Counts of claims by various measures; causes of loss, severity or litigation status; and

           Changes in the average and total claims paid.

As well, various reasonability checks will be carried out within each period submission, including;

           Overuse of the various ‘Other’ categories and codes; and

           Comparison of the various premium fields against each other.

Other reasonability checks may be carried out on an ad hoc basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 



[1] State and Territory insurers are not required to comply with Reporting Standard GRS 800.2, however will provide information in accordance with this data specification where possible.