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At SIGMA, we often get asked “how big does a company have to be to benefit from an actuarial analysis?” The question usually suggests there is some minimum loss or premium level that would trigger the need for an actuarial analysis. As you might imagine, it is...read more
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to meet one of the insurance brokerage industry’s most successful producers. This man had generated millions of dollars in commissions for years, had been labeled a “power broker” by industry journals, and was managing one of the...read more
A workers compensation loss analysis can be utilized in a number of ways depending on the situation and needs of the user. Reserve certification, satisfaction of self-insurance requirements, negotiation of security requirements and letters of credit, insurance...read more
At SIGMA, we pride ourselves in our efforts to educate both our own clients and the general insurance industry on actuarial concepts and methodology. Nearly fifteen years ago, we developed a booklet as part of these efforts titled “An Actuarial Advantage,” which has...read more
We rarely have guest bloggers, but today is an exception. I am happy to introduce Bill Wilson (although I believe everyone may already know Bill). I have been working in or around the P&C insurance world for 32 years. Bill is simply a genius. His knowledge and...read more
Actuaries will use multiple actuarial methods to determine the estimated ultimate losses when completing an actuarial analysis of unpaid claim liabilities. The Bornhuetter-Ferguson (B-F) method and the development methods (also known as chain ladder methods) are two...read more