Events & Webinars

May 20, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

May APEX Webinar - Allocation of IBNR Reserves: Why, When, Where and What For?

Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central)

Registration is now open for the Pinnacle APEX Webinar, Allocation of IBNR Reserves:  Why, When, Where and What For?

Join Ken Hawkins and Trenton Lipka as they explore different actuarial approaches to allocation of IBNR, considerations for the basis of the allocation, strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches, and unusual situations.

We encourage interaction with our presenters; please feel free to submit questions before the webinar to: We will address them during the presentation as time allows. You will also have the ability to submit questions in "real-time" during the session.

This webinar may qualify for up to one hour of continuing education.


Ken J. Hawkins, ACAS, MAAA, is a consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. Mr. Hawkins re-joined Pinnacle in 2019 after three years with a regional property casualty insurer where he was responsible for pricing and rate implementation for all the company’s commercial lines products. He has been in the property/casualty practice area since 2006. Mr. Hawkins has considerable experience in assignments involving loss reserving, funding studies, cost allocation mechanisms, loss cost projections, captive feasibility studies, commercial lines ratemaking, financial analysis of insurance companies, deductible analysis, risk margin calculations and simulation methods.

Trenton J. Lipka, ACAS, MAAA, is an associate actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. He began working in the property/casualty insurance industry in 2017. Mr. Lipka has experience in assignments involving loss reserving, loss cost projections, captive funding and feasibility studies, and large data processing. He has worked with loss reserve analyses for group captive insurers writing workers’ compensation, general liability, auto liability, auto physical damage coverage, and inland marine. Mr. Lipka also has technical and analytics experience which has been used to provide insight into and improvements of key business processes.

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources 
offers webinars to provide relevant, thought-provoking and practical ideas and information on current issues in the insurance and financial services industries. Pinnacle's monthly APEX webinars are typically available on the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. ET free of charge. Participants may submit questions electronically during the sessions.

About Pinnacle
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. is an independent actuarial and management consulting firm that’s large enough to provide a wealth of expertise and world-class solutions—yet small enough to be flexible, timely and cost-effective. Owned by our professional staff, Pinnacle ranks among the largest property-casualty actuarial firms in North America. Our Commitment Beyond Numbers philosophy is built on four foundational pillars, empathetic customer service, superior communication, expertise and better business decisions, that guide us to find the right solutions for our clients.


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