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Model Monitoring--Can You Afford Not To? Part 2
Greg Frankowiak August 06, 2020 Posted in: Blog Posts, Predictive Analytics
Depending on the number and complexity of models that exist for an insurer, model monitoring runs the risk of becoming overwhelming very quickly. A first step to building a solid model monitoring program is to catalog models in use, including any state-specific versions and assessing the relative importance of each. That could be assessed in a variety of ways including by the number of policies that a model potentially impacts, or the premium volume that a model has influence on. An insurer may also want to assess the complexity of the model and its potential stability. Combining all of the different characteristics helps lead to determining which models are most important to monitor first (relative priority).

“To Some Arbitrary n, and Beyond!”

The Ever-Evolving Role of Simulation Theory in the Insurance Industry

“To Some Arbitrary n, and Beyond!”
Multiple July 23, 2020 Posted in: Blog Posts, General
We were very pleased to be chosen to participate in the Pinnacle U program for 2020. We decided to investigate the ever-evolving role of simulation in insurance, with a focus on the practicality and implementation of the Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS). Our presentation followed a funnel approach starting with the general procedure for any type of simulation. We then narrowed in on theoretical and practical methods and uses of simulations for the insurance industry. Finally, we focused specifically on MCS and a few applications of that particular simulation technique.
Model Monitoring--Can You Afford Not To?
Greg Frankowiak July 16, 2020 Posted in: Blog Posts, Predictive Analytics
Continuing our previous deeper dive into certain aspects of the Modeling Lifecycle concept, this installment is the last entry in the lifecycle—model monitoring. While monitoring is the last step in the process, it is arguably one of the more important steps since it can send a modeler back to nearly every other earlier step in the lifecycle. However, model monitoring often receives the least attention.

The State of Pet Insurance

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The State of Pet Insurance
Multiple July 15, 2020 Posted in: Blog Posts, General, News
One of the interesting trends during the COVID-19 quarantine was the dramatic increase in pet adoptions. Furry, four-legged family members require financial investment in their daily care. Typically, the costs of food, toys and grooming are well understood by first-time pet owners. Owners may be less aware, however, of veterinary expenses and liability claims that can costs thousands of dollars. They should understand these often unforeseen and potentially costly pet expenses to understand how risk can be mitigated through pet insurance. 
Flexibility in the Process
Multiple July 13, 2020 Posted in: Blog Posts, News

Pinnacle University (Pinnacle U) is a complex program to pull off. Designing, planning and executing an event like Pinnacle U, usually requires a lot of flexibility in the process. This year, however, required a higher level of flexibility than we might have ever expected. Pinnacle U is an immersive, in-person symposium at which students, professionals, panelists and participants meet and spend the day discovering and debating important actuarial issues of the day. 

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