Tag: Paid losses

Loss Map

This blog introduces a graphic that shows the pieces that make up “Ultimate Losses.”  The ultimate losses of a policy period will typically not be known for many years.  Actuaries are hired to estimate ultimate losses to help a company use appropriate reserve amounts for planning and financial statement purposes. Here are some definitions for […]

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Actuarial Analysis Map

A picture can be worth a thousand words.  Or, in this case, a "map" can be an easy way to explain how the terminology used by actuaries fits together in one diagram. If you are a broker, you will eventually discuss with some of your clients the following terms and how they all work together: […]

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Reserve Analysis and the ABC's of IBNR

In the SIGMA Tech Talk titled “Understanding Loss Development Factors,” we introduced IBNR losses as those losses which occur during a loss period but are not reported until a later date. The definition of IBNR also typically includes development of known claims. In this article, we look further at the significance and calculation of IBNR […]

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