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Forum: Software & Technology 09-20-2018, 03:22 PM
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Posted By sticks1839
Been a while, but Amazon just announced Alexa in...

Been a while, but Amazon just announced Alexa in everything but the kitchen sink (they did put it in a microwave!).
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Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 09-19-2018, 10:35 AM
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Posted By sticks1839
The bolded is incorrect. You use the ICRLL...

The bolded is incorrect. You use the ICRLL procedure with non-limited table M to approximate the smaller charges for the distribution limited by k. After using this procedure, you still have to add k...
Forum: Software & Technology 09-18-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 48,411
Posted By sticks1839
It will handle those devices well and should be...

It will handle those devices well and should be able to control the HDMI switcher (it might have to learn from the switcher remote). I'm not a fan of the button layout on this one though. The most...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 09-15-2018, 03:02 PM
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Posted By sticks1839
I wish I had an intuitive explanation. Think of...

I wish I had an intuitive explanation. Think of ALAE like inflation and let’s break the exposure rate into the loss only portion times the change in pure premium due to inflation/ALAE (#8 from 2017...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 09-15-2018, 02:43 PM
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Posted By sticks1839
I got 2 copies of the 8 study kit from one order...

I got 2 copies of the 8 study kit from one order weeks apart. Not the best fulfillment process.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-29-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 69,292
Posted By sticks1839
The high expense ratio could also be a product of...

The high expense ratio could also be a product of the reinsurance if it has a sliding scale commission. They may not be getting their full expenses back, so the reinsurance actually increases their...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-29-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By sticks1839
I believe the SAO does not, but the AOS does...

I believe the SAO does not, but the AOS does include the range.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-27-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By sticks1839
Guidance like this should come directly from the...

Guidance like this should come directly from the Committee on Qualifications at the AAA. You can contact them directly for information. When I asked a similar question, it was answered a bit vaguely...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 08-16-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By sticks1839
Maybe the highlighted comment was poorly worded....

Maybe the highlighted comment was poorly worded. The quotation you cited is in relation to a claim-size variable X that has an exponential distribution (ie. Bahnemann is starting with the assumption...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 08-15-2018, 07:50 PM
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Posted By sticks1839
The crux of this problem comes from recognizing...

The crux of this problem comes from recognizing what the results of part a suggest. When you calculate part a empirically for each limit, you get the same mean excess severity; so the graph is a...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 08-13-2018, 07:10 PM
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Posted By sticks1839
All of it. You can do whole problems right from...

All of it. You can do whole problems right from the manuals, but it’ll kill you on time. Still think the formula page of the Retro manual can be helpful though. IIRC the balance equations are even...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 08-13-2018, 07:08 PM
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I have the 2018 version, so maybe he updated some...

I have the 2018 version, so maybe he updated some sections. Big fan of the way Mahler presents the “mathy” stuff.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 08-13-2018, 09:54 AM
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Views: 65,508
Posted By sticks1839
:iatp: especially the bolded. Not a fan of...

:iatp: especially the bolded. Not a fan of Bahnemann at all. I think Miccolis was much more intuitive despite it's age.

Mahler does a good job on that Var[Na] formula. It's basically a compound...
Forum: Risk Management 08-10-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,956
Posted By sticks1839
Isn't the WP part of RBC based on NWP (Net WP),...

Isn't the WP part of RBC based on NWP (Net WP), not GWP? Try to get a copy of the Yellow Book for your company and see what WP is actually on the books on a net basis. The RBC components specific to...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 08-10-2018, 10:41 AM
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Views: 65,508
Posted By sticks1839
At least CCC doesn't have a specific formula that...

At least CCC doesn't have a specific formula that could be asked like Halinski-Carabaz
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 08-06-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 65,508
Posted By sticks1839
I think that's why the last few years have...

I think that's why the last few years have focused more on the insights surrounding the Hazam discussion of the paper. Ideas like choosing an appropriate exposure base, stability in the data (ie...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 08-02-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,217
Posted By sticks1839
:iatp: The format is actually one of the...

:iatp:

The format is actually one of the most interesting that I've seen with the snippet of each episode playing as you scroll.

Also do not like how they came up with the list because it ends...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 08-02-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,217
Posted By sticks1839
The Ringer staff loves Billions, so I think they...

The Ringer staff loves Billions, so I think they avoided shows that are still ongoing (except reality TV, which I agree should not be on any list of good television). That would explain a lot of...
Forum: Sports 07-31-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 42,192
Posted By sticks1839
Teams have started putting in clauses that voids...

Teams have started putting in clauses that voids the guaranteed money if a player is fined, suspended, or sometimes even just critical of the team. This is what both Darnold and Roquan were fighting...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-13-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 69,292
Posted By sticks1839
:iatp: the giveback perception is really popular...

:iatp: the giveback perception is really popular these days and may be the practice that enables them to secure funding while they burn into markets.



If it's calendar period "profit", they...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-12-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 272,456
Posted By sticks1839
I'd say no to this, at least in the US. Audi...

I'd say no to this, at least in the US. Audi can't even bring it's Level 3 features or fancy headlights to the US yet because of regulatory hurdles. As fast as it seems some states are moving, the...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 06-22-2018, 08:47 AM
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Views: 272,456
Posted By sticks1839
New info on old news. Uber driver in Arizona...

New info on old news. Uber driver in Arizona crash might be charged with vehicular manslaughter. Evidence suggests she was watching The Voice on Hulu.


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Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 06-19-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By sticks1839
Generally lift is simply the spread of your...

Generally lift is simply the spread of your modelled metric, like pure premium or loss ratio, across a defined grouping like deciles. So lift would be the worst decile average over the best decile...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 06-14-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By sticks1839
Think about what will happen if/when you...

Think about what will happen if/when you implement the new model. Some customers will see prices go up and some will see prices go down. Assuming they are price elastic, you should see a mix shift in...
Forum: Sports 06-12-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,556
Posted By sticks1839
538 has an interesting article that takes into...

538 has an interesting article that takes into account their ELO ratings to calculate expected finals wins. Lebron, despite the 3-6 record, has outperformed expectation in the finals. Really, the...
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