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By Jean Lemaire

Most insurers worldwide have brought a few kind of merit-rating in car 3rd occasion legal responsibility coverage. Such structures, penalizing at-fault injuries by way of top rate surcharges and worthwhile claim-free years by way of savings, are referred to as bonus-malus platforms (BMS) in Europe and Asia. With the present deregulation traits that quandary such a lot assurance markets world wide, many businesses might want to boost their very own BMS. the most goal of the e-book is to supply them types to layout BMS that meet their targets.
half I of the e-book includes an total presentation of the professionals and cons of merit-rating, a case learn and a overview of different likelihood distributions that may be used to version the variety of claims in an car portfolio. partly II, 30 platforms from 22 diversified international locations, are evaluated and ranked based on their `toughness' in the direction of policyholders. 4 instruments are created to guage that durability and supply a tentative type of all platforms. Then, issue research is used to mixture and summarize the knowledge, and supply a last rating of all platforms. half III is an up to date evaluate of all of the chance types which were proposed for the layout of an optimum BMS. the appliance of those versions could let the reader to plot the approach that's ideal to the habit of the policyholders of his personal coverage corporation. ultimately, half IV analyses a substitute for BMS; the advent of a coverage with a deductible.

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Can the Poisson be used to model the distribution of the number of MODELS FOR THE CLAIM NUMBER DISTRIBUTION 25 claims in a portfolio? Let us assume a homogeneous portfolio, where each policyholder's claim number has a Poisson distribution with the same parameter A.. If this model withstands statistical testing, accidents in a portfolio can be assumed to occur randomly. In that case, there is no justification whatsoever to introduce a BMS. All policyholders of the same tariff class should pay the same premium, independently of their past claims behavior.

Note. The notations presented in this chapter, universally used by BMS researchers, were introduced by Loimaranta (1972) in a path-breaking paper. Other early treatment of BMS using Markov chains include Molnar and Rockwell (1966). MODELS FOR CLAIM NUMBER DISTRIBUTIONS 10 Table 1-2. 0 2 A TYPICAL BONUS-MALUS EVOLUTION: THE BELGIAN CASE Belgium is a heavily regulated country, where third-party automobile insurance was made compulsory in 1956. Traditionally, insurers have used very few classification variables in the rating of automobile third-party liability policies.

The skewness coefficient of a mixed Poisson distribution is where C=2 for the negative binomial and C=3 for the Poisson-inverse MODELS FOR CLAIM NUMBER DISTRIBUTIONS 40 Gaussian. The Poisson-inverse Gaussian is thus more skewed than the negative binomial and has a somewhat thicker right tail. Table 3-8 shows that, in practice, differences are insignificant. The skewness coefficient cannot be used as a tie-breaker between the negative binomial and the Poisson-inverse Gaussian. Table 3-8. 4534 Conclusion.

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