political risk insurance
Election of Coverage

Coverage elections for most equity and shareholder debt investments are based on a coverage ceiling and an active amount. The coverage ceiling represents the maximum insurance available for the insured investment and future earnings under an insurance contract. Premiums are calculated based on the active amount, which represents the insurance actually in force during any contract period.

The active amount under all coverages must equal at least the book value of the insured investment unless a lower coverage ceiling is elected. There is no charge for the difference between the coverage ceiling and the active amount.

For most other investment types, premiums are computed based on a maximum insured amount (MIA), a current insured amount (CIA) and a standby amount. The MIA represents the maximum insurance available for the insured investment under an insurance contract. The CIA represents the insurance actually in force during any contract period. The difference between the MIA and CIA is the standby amount. Separate premiums are charged for CIA and standby amounts. For loans, premiums are charged on the “covered amount,” the amount of disbursed principal plus accrued interest less principal paid to date, and a standby fee is charged for undisbursed principal.