Definitions for "Joint Underwriting Association"
An organization of automobile insurers operating in a state that makes automobile insurance available to high-risk drivers. Underwriting losses are shared proportionately by insurers based on premiums written in the state.
A joint underwriting association consists of insurers who band together to provide coverage for a specific type of risk or exposure. They are only used when it is difficult to obtain a certain type of insurance in the regular market. Companies in JUA's share in the profits and the losses of the association.
These are insurance pools representing all insurers in a state. A few "servicing carriers" act on behalf of all the insurers, issuing policies, receiving fees, and handling claims. They are reimbursed for losses, and receive fees from the JUA to cover operating costs.