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Industry Loss Warranties (ILWs)

Industry Loss Warranties – ILWs

June 10, 2019

This is a short summary explaining Industry Loss Warranties (ILWs). ILW is explained in detailed in Actuarial SP7 subject (formerly ST7). Definition of ILW Industry loss warranties (ILWs) are a type of reinsurance contract where the basis of cover is not indemnity, i.e. repayment of actual losses suffered. Protection is based on the total loss arising from an event to the entire insurance industry rather than individual insured company’s own losses.  Trigger Event for ILWs The original size of the industry loss is used as a trigger for eligibility to a recovery. Often, the industry loss trigger is fixed, with reference to published information or a known …

Ultimate Net Loss, third party recovery, reinsurance recovery, salvage

Ultimate Net Loss

May 19, 2019

What is Ultimate Net Loss For Insurer, the loss is when a claim is received. However, that is not the only aspect to consider while calculation of loss reserves or generally analyzing the data. The Ultimate Net loss is the loss retained with the company …

Average Severity

May 19, 2019

Severity refers to the amount you have received Insurance claim for. Average Severity would be the loss associated with an average Insurance claim. Average Severity Calculation To calculate Average Severity, you need two elements. Total number of claims you have received and the total amount …

Loss DEvelopment Factors LDF

Loss development factors (LDF)

May 18, 2019

Loss development factors or LDFs are used in insurance pricing and reserving to adjust claims to their projected ultimate level i.e to Ultimate Claims. Insurance claims, especially in long-tailed lines such as liability insurance or Motor TP, are often not paid out immediately. Claims adjusters set initial case reserves for claims; …