CEN/TC 445

Digital Information Interchange in the Insurance Industry

The Technical Committee TC 445 of the European Standardization Organization CEN develops standards in the field of digital information interchange for the European insurance industry.

This applies to processes in policy administration (quotation, offer, application, transfer of contract and premium data, premium and commission statement, party and contract changes, search and information services for party and contract) and in claims handling (notification, verification, assessment, authorization, settlement and reimbursement, recovery, status information).

Standardization is focused on the digital information interchange which connects insurance companies with their customers and their market partners, e.g. brokers, sales organizations, portals, service providers, and other insurers. All lines of business in the insurance industry are considered, such as life, health, property and casualty.

The developments of CEN/TC 445 are based on the Core Component Library of UN/CEFACT (more information here) and on the results of the former CEN Work Group eEG7 (more information here).

CEN web site

The official CEN/TC 445 information and business plan are here.

Newsletter 2017

For more information download the Newsletter here.


See an interview with the Chair of TC 445 here.

EN 17419-1

The European standard EN 17419-1:2020 “Transfer of electronic Documents - Process and Data Model” was published by CEN in November 2020 (see here). The standard is available from the national standards organizations.

TR 17419-2

The European technical report CEN/TR 17419-2:2021 “Transfer of electronic Documents - Implementation of EN 17419-1 in Open API 3.0 specification” was published by CEN in August 2021 (see here). The standard is available from the national standards organizations.

TR 17419-2 is currently prepared for an unchanged republication with downloadable attachments for the Open API 3.0 specification YAML file and JSON files for the sample API requests. More information on the official CEN website here.

EIOPA Open Insurance

CEN/TC 445 responded to the EIOPA public consultation on the ‘Discussion Paper on open insurance: accessing and sharing insurance-related data’. Download the responses from TC 445 here.

Newsletter 2021

For more information on the actual standardization projects:
    >  “Transfer of electronic Documents” - EN 17419-1 / TR 17419-2
    >  “Mapping of Insurance Premium Invoice to EN 16931 - Electronic Invoicing”
download the Newsletter here.

Premium Invoice CEN/TS 17901

CEN/TC 445 developed the CEN Technical Specification CEN/TS 17901 “Electronic Premium Invoice - Mapping to Electronic Invoice EN 16931-1:2017”. The TS was accepted at CEN Final Voting and will be published soon. More information on the official CEN website here.

EC DG FISMA Open Finance Framework

CEN/TC 445 responded to selected questions of the European Commision DG FISMA “Targeted consultation on open finance framework and data sharing in the financial sector”. Download the responses from TC 445 here.

Comment on Standardization to EC DG FISMA

CEN/TC 445 sent Comment on the Topic “Standardisation” related to the Development of the “Open Finance Framework” to the European Commission DG FISMA as input for discussion. Download the comment of TC 445 here.

Standardization for Open Insurance

Standardization is an important prerequisite for “Open Insurance”. Download a detailed overview here.

Actual Overview

Download an actual presentation on TC 445 here.

For members

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