Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: The Foundation of Catastrophic Insurance Pricing
Speaker:Kyle Albrecht, '15
Senior Mathematics Major
Albion College
Albion, Michigan
Abstract: There are many different types of insurance plans, but larger companies sometimes opt to be self-funded. A self-funded insurance plan is any plan where the company itself pays out for claims instead of a designated insurance company. However, since an individual could have a huge claim (upwards of a million dollars), it is a good idea to limit potential losses. A self-funded company can elect to have stop-loss coverage, which will cover larger than usual claim amounts. There are a few different ways that insurance companies cover insurance plans, and my talk will focus on the different aspects of each. Specific stop-loss coverage looks at each individual and pays for a portion of claims above a pre-determined amount. Aggregate stop-loss looks at the group's total claims and pays any amount above a pre-determined amount. Finally, aggregating-specific stop-loss coverage sums the amount above a specific deductible on an individual basis, and then applies that amount to an aggregating deductible; the insurance company will cover amounts above both of these deductibles. In my talk I will cover the details of each type of coverage along with an analysis of what factors affect a company's rates.
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 3:30 PM

author  = "{Kyle Albrecht, '15}",
title   = "{The Foundation of Catastrophic Insurance Pricing}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{30 April}",
year    = "{2015}"