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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification ISENDS
ISENDS 2 Intermediary system enablement or disablement message  

TBG8 Insurance

This specification provides the definition of the Intermediary system enablement or disablement message (ISENDS) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1.1 Functional definition
The Intermediary system enablement or disablement message is a multi-functional message designed specifically for insurance intermediary systems administration allowing trading agreements between insurance companies and their agents (intermediaries) for insurer products to be initially authorised and consequently controlled by the insurer. This encompasses the enabling (or disabling) of separately identifiable software driven business functions (new business, mid-term adjustment, renewal etc.) and thus administering the authorisation for point of sale usage for the individual components of the function. Associated ranges of numbers for insurer products can be initially allocated and maintained via the use of this message.

1.2 Field of application
The Intermediary system enablement or disablement 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
The message contains information relating to the agreement between one insurance intermediary (using software supplied by one software house) and one insurer.

The message can be used for the following scenarios:

- Request for initial authorisation from the intermediary - application for agency etc.

- Authorisation from insurer - includes allocation of agency number, enablement of business functions etc.

- Request for further number ranges from intermediary - covernotes for instance.

- Confirmation that a request has been received (to compensate for processing delays) or that an authorisation has been applied.

- New instruction - unsolicited and always from the insurer.
Usually to change existing trading agreements, for instance annual update of policy ranges and disablement of business functions.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
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