Imagine needing to change the policy effective date after having entered a quote or policy application with all the required information. If the rules for the new date are different, your policy administration system will probably tell you to reenter most or all of the information because some of what you just entered may now be inconsistent with the new rules. For example, under the new rules, a coverage may no longer be applicable, another coverage may become required, and the valid choices for a limit or deductible may not match those already entered.

One may find reentering information annoying but may consider it a low priority issue if it happens infrequently. However, this situation occurs rather often because it does not only arise by changing the policy effective date. Similar inconsistencies can result when changing any data item that affects the rules.

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