The CIU and AHOU present the following recommended principles as guidance
for those who are striving to carry out the responsibilities of a professional underwriter.
Guiding Principles for Underwriters
It is the responsibility of underwriters to:
Act promptly, while exercising sound,
objective and consistent judgment in
Follow established risk classification
principles that differentiate fairly on the
Treat all underwriting information
with complete confidentiality, and use it for
Comply with insurance legislation
and regulations, particularly as they apply to
Act independently and fairly.
Provide support to distribution partners,
to assist them in carrying out their
Endeavour to attain professional underwriting
and insurance designations and
Promote the further education of underwriters.
Maintain the dignity and sound reputation
of the Underwriting Profession.
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