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MaGo – spin-off – terms

MaGo – Insurance Outsourcing- In this post, the term “spin-off” is used interchangeably with the term “outsourcing”, both terms are used synonymously in legal sources. Further outsourcing from one service provider to another service provider is referred to as sub-delegation. Pursuant to § 7 No. 2 VAG, a defining feature of the outsourcing is that the issued process or the issued service or activity would otherwise be provided by the company itself.

All typical insurance functions or activities that a company outsources are subject to specific outsourcing supervision by the supervisory authority. The general maladministration supervision by the supervisory authority also covers all other circumstances that could endanger the interests of insured persons. This also includes service relationships that are not typical of insurance and are therefore not subject to the outsourcing requirements. – Example: The operation of a canteen by an external service provider does not fall under the definition of outsourcing – because it is not a typical insurance activity – and therefore does not fall under the specific outsourcing control by the supervisory authority. If, however, hygienic deficiencies repeatedly lead to staff absences and jeopardize proper operations, this may constitute an instance of maladministration that entitles the supervisory authority to intervene.

MaGo – Insurance Outsourcing

MaGo – Insurance Outsourcing

The criteria for differentiating between outsourcing and other service relationships are, in addition to the content of the activity concerned, above all its scope and duration as well as the frequency with which the service provider is used. The terms cannot be quantified in general, but depend on how substantial the respective activity is for the specific company.

MaGo – Insurance Outsourcing

The more substantial or frequent a service or consultancy used by a third party is, the more likely it is that a spin-off has occurred. The thresholds for the assumption of permanence or frequency are to be set lower the more substantial the area concerned is for the company.
If a service provider is only used on a case-by-case basis for operational or consultative purposes, this does not generally constitute a spin-off. On the other hand, recurring use of the same service provider or frequent use of the same service provider for the same type of activity under a framework agreement with the service provider may be indicative of a spin-off. Conversely, constellations of circumstances are conceivable, albeit rare, in which typical insurance activities are outsourced and the criteria of duration or frequency of use of a service provider are also met, but the outsourced area is of completely secondary importance for the company. Such circumstances may justify the assessment that there is no outsourcing.

MaGo – Insurance Outsourcing

The agreement between an outsourcing company and a service provider required for an outsourcing is not bound to a specific form, a specific type of contract or a specific contract designation for the purpose of qualifying as an outsourcing agreement.

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MaGo – Insurance Outsourcing- Target group for the New IT Compliance Manager course

  • Board members and  managing directors  at banks, financial service providers, capital investment and fund companies, leasing and factoring companies
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+ Organization manual for the information security guideline (approx. 30 pages)

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+ S+P Check: User authorization management

+ S+P organization handbook data protection management (approx. 40 pages)

+ S+P Check: data protection, IT security and cyber risks


Program for the New IT Compliance Manager course

Implementing IT compliance securely

  • You need to know these “red lines”: implement the minimum requirements from BAIT, VAIT, DIN EN ISO 2700x and BSI basic protection in an audit-proof manner
  • Which risks are “material”? Differentiation of terms from Section 25b KWG; § 26 ZAG and § 32VAG
  • Outsourcing or outsourcing? Correct evaluation of software and IT services
  • IT compliance at a glance: dovetailing of IT strategy, IT governance, information security and information risk management
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With the New IT Compliance Manager course, participants receive the S+P Tool Box:

+ S+P Test: Is the IT system compliant?

+ Organization manual for the information security guideline  (approx. 30 pages)

+ S+P Check: Systemprüfung zum IT-System


IT governance: Risk analysis to determine the need for IT protection

  • Risk analysis in information management
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  • Assessment of the need for protection with a view to integrity, availability, confidentiality and authenticity
  • New BaFin requirements for cloud computing: strategy, risk analysis and materiality assessment
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+ S+P Tool Risk Assessment: IT protection requirements with scoring and risk-oriented  derivation of the catalog of target measures


Obligations in data protection: Actively control interfaces between compliance, information security, money laundering prevention and data protection

  • Modules of an effective data protection system: Interface management to
    • Processing directory Art. 30 EU-DSGVO
    • Data protection impact assessment Art. 35 EU-DSGVO
    • Deletion concept Art. 17 EU-DSGVO and DIN standard 66398
  • Safe handling of self-developed IT applications, access rights, IT approvals and changes in the IT system
  • Efficient communication to outsourcing, data protection, money laundering and information security officers
  • Compliance control plan  – The most important monitoring and control actions
  • Compliance requirements for control and reporting obligations in the IT area


Each participant receives the S+P Tool Box with the New IT Compliance Manager course:

+ Checklist: data protection for practitioners in accordance with the new GDPR

+ Checklist: Monitoring and documentation of control actions

+ Job description for information security officer


In addition to the New IT Compliance Manager course, the participants were also interested in the following seminars:

Compliance management in the company

Compliance Update 2019

Outsourcing in the focus of banking supervision

MaRisk 2017 – risk-bearing capacity – SREP – ICAAP

MaRisk 6.0 – new requirements for risk management

Risk management and internal control system

Compliance and risk management for entrepreneurs

Quality management course with certification

Data protection – duties for directors and compliance

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