United Nations Directories
for Electronic Data Interchange for
Administration, Commerce and Transport



 UN/EDIFACT

Message Type : ICASRP Version : D Release : 05B Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 2 Date : 2006-01-17 SOURCE: TBG8 Insurance CONTENTS Insurance claim assessment and reporting message 0. INTRODUCTION 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition 1.2 Field of application 1.3 Principles 2. REFERENCES 3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS 3.1 Standard terms and definitions 4. MESSAGE DEFINITION 4.1 Segment clarification 4.2 Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag) 4.3 Message structure 4.3.1 Segment table ---------------------------------------------------------------------- For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.3, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 0. INTRODUCTION This specification provides the definition of the Insurance claim assessment and reporting message (ICASRP) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport. 1. SCOPE The Insurance claim assessment and reporting message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry. 1.1 Functional definition The Insurance claim assessment and reporting message is exchanged between all parties involved in the claims handling process. Claims handling parties include insurers, intermediaries, assessors and repairers. The claims handling process includes the functions, claim notification, assessment request, assessment report, repair estimate, repair authorisation, claim progress reporting. 1.2 Field of application The Insurance claim assessment and reporting message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry. 1.3 Principles Each message contains information relating to one insurance claim against one policy only, although any related claims may be referenced. A claim results from one incident, although that incident may have many sub-incidents. For example the claim may result from storm damage, but that may include lightning strike, flood damage and fire damage caused by electrical short circuit. The message supports all types of claims, including motor, household, commercial. The specific type of object which is the subject of the claim is specified within the risk object details group. A generic 'component' group is positioned below the risk object and is used to describe information relating to the risk object. The actual content of the component group will vary depending on the type of risk object, for example if the object is a motor vehicle the components may include modifications and security devices, but if the object is a house the components may include construction and occupancy. The type of component is specified by a code within the component details segment which identifies a type of entity from the insurance data model. The re-usable component group is also used elsewhere in the message to provide the flexibility needed to describe the other main information blocks, such as incident, par