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Arthur R. Randolph II

Arthur Randolph is a Principal and Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. managing the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office. He has been in the insurance industry since 1998 and has been consulting since 2001. Mr. Randolph’s consulting career has focused on medical professional liability, homeowners, workers’ compensation, commercial and personal automobile, general liability, and commercial multi-peril exposures. 

Mr. Randolph provides actuarial consulting services to medical professional liability insurers, traditional property and casualty insurers, self-insured hospitals and physician groups, public and private self-insured entities, risk retention groups (RRGs), and captive insurers. His core services include reserving, ratemaking, risk transfer testing, funding allocations among members of risk sharing groups, and developing experience and retrospective rating plans. Mr. Randolph also conducts alternative risk financing feasibility and funding studies (e.g., large deductible plans, self-insurance structures, RRGs, captives) for organizations in both the public and private sectors that face various risk exposures. When clients have become involved in mergers and acquisitions, he has worked with them to seamlessly address all associated actuarial issues. 

Mr. Randolph is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He also holds the following insurance designations: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Risk Management and Associate in Reinsurance. Mr. Randolph is a member of the AAA Medical Professional Liability Committee and the Alabama Actuarial Council. He is actively involved with Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA), Florida Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast (CASE), Gamma Iota Sigma Insurance Fraternity (GIS), and International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA, Past Director & Treasurer). Mr. Randolph is a past member of the CAS Examination Committee and the CAS Program Planning Committee, and served as President & Director of the IABA Foundation.

Publications and Media

October 12 2017 APEX Webinar
State of the Florida Homeowners Market
Authored by Derek W. Freihaut and Arthur R. Randolph II.

June 2017 APEX Discussion Series
Medical Professional Liability: State of the Market in 2017
Authored by Timothy C. Mosler and Arthur R. Randolph II.

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Case Studies

Captive Feasibility Study

Captive Feasibility Study

When a regional physicians group, with a moderate deductible program realized they were not getting due credit for more than a decade of exceptional loss experience, they decided to explore other options.

They chose Pinnacle specifically due to our expertise in captive and self-insurance programs.

Initially, Pinnacle discussed options including segregated cell captives, single parent captives, and even risk retention groups once they began to consider marketing the program to other similar regional physician groups.

While the customer was considering the structural alternatives, Pinnacle pursued a funding analysis. Credibility weighting the customer’s experience with industry benchmark data, produced estimates of expected losses and loss variability in several different loss layers. This not only showed the additional risk associated with higher limits of self-insurance, but was also tremendously valuable in negotiations with fronting carriers and reinsurers.

The client decided to increase the deductible on the coverage provided by their insurer, which offered more responsive pricing due to Pinnacle’s funding analysis and to form an off-shore captive providing deductible buyback coverage.  The comfort level our client had with the insured’s services also influenced the decision.

Pinnacle also worked with the captive manager to develop the feasibility study and pro forma financial statements that become the foundation of the captive application. The application was approved as submitted and the captive is running quite successfully.

Self Insured Dividend / Assessment Analysis

Self Insured Dividend / Assessment Analysis

A large group self insurance program was concerned with the amount of retained earnings and wanted to establish a policy for the minimum capital for the program to trigger dividend distributions. Pinnacle compared the program’s capitalization to a wide variety of industry standards for similar programs from rating agencies, regulators, and other sources. The results of this analysis lead to a recommended board policy regarding a minimum capital threshold for dividend distributions and ultimately to the development of an actuarially sound dividend distribution plan.

Self Insured Loss Reserve Analysis

Self Insured Loss Reserve Analysis

Pinnacle was approached by a major, national manufacturer to perform a loss reserve analysis of their retained workers compensation, auto liability, general liability and products liability loss exposures. The previous actuary worked for a large broker which the customer felt presented a conflict of interest. In addition, the actuary used industry benchmarks that the customer felt did not accurately represent their loss development behavior. Pinnacle worked with the customer to better understand their loss exposures, claims handling practices, and corporate risk management philosophy. We worked with the company to gather better internal data and refine the industry benchmarks to better reflect their third party administrator, industry focus and geographic mix. These refinements, and many others, led to a more accurate analysis of the company’s retained loss exposures, a reduced provision for unpaid claims on their balance sheet, and reduced collateral requirements from their fronting carrier.

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