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Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-22-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By sticks1839
Ancient bump, but I'm in the midst of considering...

Ancient bump, but I'm in the midst of considering this same question. Should we develop losses prior to modelling via a GLM and how do we minimize bias or distortion introduced from that development?...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-08-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By sticks1839
There might be some cognitive bias going on. Two...

There might be some cognitive bias going on. Two components: 1) premium trend is generally considered fully credible, but the loss trend is not; therefore one is likely to believe one and not the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-25-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By sticks1839
:iatp: for the last two. Also, maybe you...

:iatp: for the last two.

Also, maybe you only need one really good SQL person and can cross-pollinate some. Many data science people (Python/R and the like) are at least strongly familiar with SQL...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 06-14-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,649
Posted By sticks1839
Bolded is certainly possible. Do some sanity...

Bolded is certainly possible. Do some sanity checks: What's the average quoted premium pre/post? What's quote volume look like pre/post? Is the mix changing? Is there typically a lag between quote...
Forum: Software & Technology 06-04-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,099
Posted By sticks1839
Wait for Prime Day next month to buy more....

Wait for Prime Day next month to buy more. They'll be practically free. Or look for the "Free Echo Dot" deals. Bought some Ring cameras last month and now have 4 "free" Dots I haven't even opened...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-29-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By sticks1839
They're doing the same thing. It's just the data...

They're doing the same thing. It's just the data that is presented differently.

On page 5, you have individual losses that you are limiting at various limits.

On page 6, they are providing...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-15-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By sticks1839
There are free R modules for SQL Server 2017 and...

There are free R modules for SQL Server 2017 and later (with MS support). I'm not positive they would enable API call style functionality as my research was related to running specific RStudio code...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-29-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By sticks1839
A lot of this depends on your budget and...

A lot of this depends on your budget and ability/desire to DIY and troubleshoot, so I'll present a few options.

Baller-level: Talk to a custom installer like Control4. They will have solutions...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-11-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,541
Posted By sticks1839
I applied for what now? Now, they're not just...

I applied for what now? Now, they're not just lying about generic referrals or co-workers; but pretending I did something I did not as an ice breaker. And as usual, the sentence construction is...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-05-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 49,162
Posted By sticks1839
AON-WTW...AON with-the-win

AON-WTW...AON with-the-win
Forum: Software & Technology 02-12-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,854
Posted By sticks1839
Nudge toward Ubiquiti... Ubiquiti's consumer...

Nudge toward Ubiquiti...

Ubiquiti's consumer line (Amplifi) should be able to go toe-to-toe with Orbi and the others. I don't have experience with it, but I've been using their commercial...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-05-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By sticks1839
I don't think there's anything inherently...

I don't think there's anything inherently problematic about your approach from a regulatory perspective assuming you could explain it sufficiently to a reviewer, but I'm also not sure the process...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 01-04-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,058
Posted By sticks1839
This is good generic advice (weights then cardio...

This is good generic advice (weights then cardio and the hip stuff too) for someone wanting to do both. I think it changes when you're training a specific sport. You train the sport fresh and lift...
Forum: Sports 12-14-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 128,934
Posted By sticks1839
Increased volatility of points. Relative value of...

Increased volatility of points. Relative value of 1 point vs 2 points in most situations knowing what other teams will likely do (ie. 0 is a bigger negative, than getting 2 is a positive). Placing...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 11-01-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 255,226
Posted By sticks1839
Doesn't the question start by saying the plan is...

Doesn't the question start by saying the plan is balanced. I reiterated that assumption in my answer too.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-30-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 255,226
Posted By sticks1839
:iatp: IMO a long exam will favor less...

:iatp:

IMO a long exam will favor less prepared candidates as they are less likely to get bogged down in details and will simply write formulas and other related info that could accumulate points....
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-30-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 255,226
Posted By sticks1839
I would have missed that too. I think...

I would have missed that too.



I think part a you have to use the case study solution because they asked for expected reported losses. That means detrending/undeveloping back to their reported...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 10-29-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,693
Posted By sticks1839
I'll add a couple other things. 1) You get a lot...

I'll add a couple other things. 1) You get a lot of stat tracking via the Peloton bike, so if you like to see your performance in numbers, that's a positive. 2) During live rides, you get to see how...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 10-29-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,693
Posted By sticks1839
Not crazy, but it can be pricey depending on your...

Not crazy, but it can be pricey depending on your comparison point. You can do the financing for around $100 a month, which is much cheaper than in person classes for a lot of spin style workouts...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 10-29-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By sticks1839
They made a sequel. I don't recommend it...

They made a sequel. I don't recommend it...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-26-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 255,226
Posted By sticks1839
I completely agree that they underestimate the...

I completely agree that they underestimate the cumulative weight of all these bloomís questions. It results in fewer questions and poor syllabus coverage without reducing the time scramble. Which...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-26-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 255,226
Posted By sticks1839
Well played. I got 0.02% or so. It was clear that...

Well played. I got 0.02% or so. It was clear that higher cred was better, especially when you consider that freq was shifting per the earlier chi square test for LOB2. The all year mean, should get...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-26-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 255,226
Posted By sticks1839
Thatís actually a very good answer. (Note in...

Thatís actually a very good answer. (Note in reality the safer driving only lasts a couple weeks to months, but people always revert back to their true driving habits.)
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-26-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 255,226
Posted By sticks1839
So youíre assuming miles driven is already part...

So youíre assuming miles driven is already part of the rate plan and this will help us verify that mileage. That would work. Itís amazing the scenarios we concoct to make these questions make sense....
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-25-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 255,226
Posted By sticks1839
Anyone find Q4 odd? They wanted us to defend a...

Anyone find Q4 odd? They wanted us to defend a discount given to everyone who participates in the telematics program. Not based on the miles and braking data of the telematics. Iíve been in those...
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