Gregory W. Fears, Jr.

Director and Consulting Actuary


Areas of Focus
Captives/Alternative Markets, Loss Reserve and Funding Studies, Public Entities, Transportation and Construction Industries

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Greg has considerable experience in assignments involving loss reserving, funding studies, loss cost projections, captive feasibility studies, risk margin calculations, simulation methods, deductible analyses, cost allocation mechanisms, financial analyses of insurance companies, commercial lines ratemaking and competitive analyses. His research interests lie heavily in the analysis of industry annual statement information to identify prevailing reserving trends among industry sectors.

Greg has made numerous presentations to industry professionals regarding loss reserving, future loss projections and how their companies’ characteristics impact their actuarial calculations. He also works with the students and faculty at Illinois State University (ISU) by assisting with the compilation of data for academic research, and discussing the actuarial profession with current and prospective actuarial science majors.

Greg serves as an appointed actuary and/or loss reserve specialist for domestic and Bermuda insurance companies, numerous captive insurance companies, self-insured entities and a risk retention group. He also serves as lead actuary and/or project manager on loss reserve and funding studies for captive insurance companies and self insured entities. He brings experience in the trucking industry for alternative markets, including development of trucking insurance loss reserves, funding, retention and deductible analyses.

Greg also assists with applications that create benchmark figures using publicly available data from insurers’ annual statements, and he develops simulation applications that calculate risk margin figures using company specific data.