Exam C Practice Problem 19 – Buhlmann Credibility Estimates

Problem 19-A

The number of claims in a year for an insurance policy in a large pool of insurance policies has a distribution with mean \theta and variance \lambda.

The following provides more information about the large pool of insurance policies.

  • For half of the insurance policies in the large pool \theta=1, while for the other half \theta=0.5.
  • For three-quarters of the insurance policies in the large pool \lambda=0.5, while for the other one-quarter \lambda=0.375.

An insurance policy is randomly selected from the large pool. Insurance company records indicate that there are 6 claims in last 5 years.

Determine the Buhlmann credibility estimate of the number of claims for the selected insurance policy in the next year.

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.82

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.85

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.88

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.93

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1.02

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Problem 19-B

The number of claims in a year for an insurance policy in a large pool of insurance policies has a distribution with mean \theta and variance \lambda.

The following provides more information about the large pool of insurance policies.

  • For three-quarters of the insurance policies in the large pool \theta=1, while for the other one-quarter \theta=0.5.
  • For one-quarter of the insurance policies in the large pool \lambda=0.5, while for the other three-quarters \lambda=0.375.

An insurance policy is randomly selected from the large pool.

Determine the Buhlmann credibility factor assigned to 5 years of claim data from the selected insurance policy.

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{15}{41}

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{49}{133}

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{19}{41}

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{62}{133}

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{130}{133}

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Exam C Practice Problem 18 – Estimating Claim Frequency

Problem 18-A

A portfolio of independent risks is divided into five distinct classes that are equal in size.

The annual claim count distribution for any risk in this portfolio is assumed to be a binomial distribution. The following table shows more information about these five classes.

      \displaystyle \begin{bmatrix} \text{Class}&\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{Mean} &\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{Variance} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{Of Claim Count} &\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{Of Claim Count} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 1&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{1}{2} &\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{1}{4} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 2&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 1&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{1}{2} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 3&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{3}{2}&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{3}{4} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 4&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 2&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 1 \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 5&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{5}{2}&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{5}{4}    \end{bmatrix}

A risk is randomly selected from this portfolio and is observed to have one claim in the last year.

What is the probability that the mean number of claims in a year for this risk is greater than 1.5?

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.209

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.228

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.600

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.761

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.781

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Problem 18-B

A portfolio of independent risks is divided into five distinct classes that are equal in size.

The annual claim count distribution for any risk in this portfolio is assumed to be a geometric distribution. The following table shows more information about these five classes.

      \displaystyle \begin{bmatrix} \text{Class}&\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{Mean} &\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{Variance} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{Of Claim Count} &\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{Of Claim Count} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 1&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 1 &\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 2 \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 2&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 2&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 6 \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 3&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 3&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 12 \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 4&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 4&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 20 \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 5&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 5&\text{ }&\text{ }&\displaystyle 30    \end{bmatrix}

A risk is randomly selected from this portfolio and is observed to have one claim in the last year.

What is the probability that the mean number of claims in a year for this risk is greater than 2.5?

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.49

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.51

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.55

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.57

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.60

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Exam C Practice Problem 17 – Estimating Claim Frequency

Both Problems 17-A and 17-B use the following information.

An insurance portfolio consists of independent risks.

For each risk in this portfolio, the number of claims in a year has a Poisson distribution with mean \theta. The parameter \theta follows a Gamma distribution.

A risk is randomly selected from this portfolio. Prior to obtaining any claim experience, the number of claims in a year for this risk has a distribution with mean 0.6 and variance 0.72.

After observing this risk for one year, insurance company records indicate that there are 2 claims for this risk.

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Problem 17-A

After knowing the insurance company records, what is the expected number of claims per year for this risk?

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.60

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.83

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.91

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1.25

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 2.00

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Problem 17-B

After knowing the insurance company records, what is the variance of the number of claims per year for this risk?

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{26}{36}

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{32}{36}

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{35}{36}

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{42}{36}

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{45}{36}

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Exam C Practice Problem 16 – Another Poisson-Gamma Problem

Both Problems 16-A and 16-B use the following information.

A portfolio consists of independent risks divided into two classes. Sixty percent of the risks are in Class 1 and forty percent are in Class 2.

The following has more information about Class 1:

  • The annual number of claims for a single risk in Class 1 follows a Poisson distribution with mean 1.
  • The claim size follows a Gamma distribution with mean 1.6 and variance 1.28.
  • The number of claims and the claim sizes are independent

The following has more information about Class 2:

  • The annual number of claims for a single risk in Class 2 follows a Poisson distribution with mean 2.6.
  • The claim size follows a Gamma distribution with mean 2.5 and variance 3.125.
  • The number of claims and the claim sizes are independent

A risk is randomly selected from this portfolio. According to the records of the insurer, there are 4 claims for this risk in the amounts 2, 3, 5 and 5 within the last 3 years.

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Problem 16-A

Determine the Buhlmann credibility estimate for total claim costs for this risk in the next year.

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 3.7

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 3.7

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 4.4

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 4.5

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 5.0

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Problem 16-B

Determine the Buhlmann credibility estimate for the number of claims for this risk in the next year.

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1.33

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1.35

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1.46

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1.48

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1.64

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Exam C Practice Problem 15 – Examples of Frequency-Severity Models

Problem 15-A

You are given the following:

  • The annual number of claims generated for a single risk follows a Poisson distribution with mean \theta.
  • The claim size follows a uniform distribution on (0,10 \theta).
  • The risk parameter \theta is a random variable with density function \displaystyle \pi(\theta)=\frac{1}{2} \ \theta where 0<\theta<2.
  • Given \theta, the number of claims and the claim sizes are independent.

According to the records of the insurer, there are 4 claims in the amounts 5, 5, 15 and 20 within the last 5 years.

Determine the Buhlmann credibility estimate for total claim costs in the next year.

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 9.39

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 9.61

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 9.69

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 10.25

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 10.69

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Problem 15-B

You are given the following:

  • The annual number of claims generated for a single risk follows a Poisson distribution with mean \theta.
  • The claim size follows a uniform distribution on (0,100 \theta).
  • The prior distribution of \theta has a uniform distribution on (0,5).
  • Given \theta, the number of claims and the claim sizes are independent.

According to the records of the insurer, there are 5 claims in the total amount of 360 within the last 3 years.

Determine the Buhlmann credibility estimate for total claim costs in the next year.

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 97.50

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 164.33

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 179.33

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 212.50

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 257.33

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Exam C Practice Problem 14 – Examples of Limited Fluctuation Credibility

Problem 14-A

You are given the following:

  • The annual number of claims generated from a portfolio of insurance policies follows a Poisson distribution.
  • The claim size follows a uniform distribution on (0,t) where t is unknown.
  • The number of claims and the claim sizes are independent.

Using limited fluctuation credibility, how many expected claims are required to be 95% certain that actual claim costs will be within 5% of the expected claim costs?

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1443

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1579

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1936

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1945

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 2050

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Problem 14-B

You are given the following:

  • The annual number of claims generated from a portfolio of insurance policies follows a Poisson distribution.
  • The claim size follows a distribution with the following moment generating function.
    • \displaystyle M(t)=\frac{1}{(1-10t)^4}
  • The number of claims and the claim sizes are independent.

What is the least number of expected claims that are required to be 90% certain that actual claim costs will be within 5% of the expected claim costs?

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 820

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1230

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1353

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1376

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 1396

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Exam C Practice Problem 13 – Working with Aggregate Claims

Both Problems 13-A and 13-B use the following information.

A portfolio if independent risks is divided into two classes. Sixty five percent of the risks are in Class 1 and thirty five percent are in Class 2.

The risks in each class are assumed to follow identical annual aggregate claim distribution. The following shows the aggregate claim distributions for the two classes.

      \displaystyle \begin{bmatrix} X=x&\text{ }&P(X=x \lvert \text{Class 1}) &\text{ }&P(X=x \lvert \text{Class 2}) \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 0&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{24}{40} &\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{4}{12} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 5&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{6}{40}&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{2}{12} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 10&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{7}{40}&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{3}{12} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 15&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{2}{40}&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{2}{12} \\\text{ }&\text{ }&\text{ } &\text{ }&\text{ } \\ 20&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{1}{40}&\text{ }&\displaystyle \frac{1}{12}    \end{bmatrix}

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Problem 13-A

A risk is randomly selected from this portfolio and is observed to have 15 in aggregate claims in the first year.

What is the probability that the chosen risk will have 15 in aggregate claims in the second year?

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.09

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.10

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.11

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.12

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.13

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Problem 13-B

A risk is randomly selected from this portfolio and is observed to have 15 in aggregate claims in the first year and 10 in aggregate claims in the second year.

What is the probability that the chosen risk will have 15 in aggregate claims in the third year?

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      \displaystyle (A) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.09

      \displaystyle (B) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.10

      \displaystyle (C) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.11

      \displaystyle (D) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.12

      \displaystyle (E) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 0.13

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