Overview of modifying jobs
A policy can be created or modified only through the context of a policy transaction. The different types of policy transactions include the following:
- Submission (to create a new policy)
- Renewal (to create a new term for an existing policy)
- Policy change
In PolicyCenter, policy transactions are managed by instances of the
data model entity. Similarly, in Cloud API, policy transactions are managed by instances
Job resource. Every job has an associated policy. The majority
of the work related to modifying a job lies in specifying the contents of the policy for
Contents of a policy
The contents of a policy can be divided into two categories.
- The structure of these contents vary based on the associated lines of business.
- Developers work with these contents using LOB-specific endpoints, which must be generated by the developer.
- The structure of these contents remains the same, regardless of the associated lines of business.
- Developers work with these contents using LOB-generic endpoints, which are already present in the base configuration.
The following table summarizes the contents of a policy and the sections of the documentation that discuss how to add this type of contents to a job.
|Content Type||Definition||Example from Personal Auto||LOB relationship||More information|
|Line||A set of information that is used to define a type of product offered by an insurer||Personal Auto Line||LOB-specific||Lines|
|Coverable||A thing that is covered by the policy||Vehicle||LOB-specific||Coverables and coverages|
|Coverage||For each coverable, a specific type of covered loss||Collision coverage (for a specific vehicle)||LOB-specific||Coverables and coverages|
|Coverage term||A value that further defines or limits the extent of a coverage||A deductible for a given collision coverage||LOB-specific||Coverables and coverages|
|Modifier||Information relevant to rating that is not necessarily tied to a specific coverable or coverage||An "Anti-Lock Breaks" modifier that provides a discount for collision coverage if the vehicle has anti-lock breaks||LOB-specific||Modifiers|
|Question||Information that can be used to pre-qualify an account or gather additional information relevant to rating||The question "Has any policy or coverage been declined, canceled, or non-renewed during the prior 3 years?" Saying yes could disqualify the account.||LOB-specific||Questions|
|Exposure||A thing that is not a coverable but gathers additional information to help rate or process a policy||Driver. This provides information about a vehicle's drivers that can affect pricing (such as the driver's age), but coverages are not attached directly to any driver.||LOB-specific||Exposures, exclusions, and conditions|
|Exclusion||A limit to coverages that defines circumstances where the coverage does not apply||A "Custom Equipment" exclusion, which excludes coverage for damage done to "aftermarket equipment and modifications"||LOB-specific||Exposures, exclusions, and conditions|
|Condition||A contractual obligation of the insurance policy that are neither coverages nor exclusions||A condition stating that cancellation for non-payment requires a 30-day notice (and not just a 10-day notice as mandated in the jurisdiction)||LOB-specific||Exposures, exclusions, and conditions|
|Policy contact||An account contact associated with a policy||The policy's primary insured person||LOB-generic||Policy contacts|
|Policy location||An account location associated with a policy||The location where a vehicle is garaged||LOB-generic||Policy locations|