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Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-30-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By JohnTravolski
Question Earned Premium with Audit

There's something that I don't quite understand about calculating earned premium with an audit. Take problem 2 of the fall CAS 2014 exam on page 5:
https://i.imgur.com/Z8jVz89.png
Here's the...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-26-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,968
Posted By JohnTravolski
I've just been doing 2 to 3 problems every day...

I've just been doing 2 to 3 problems every day just to stay a little sharp. I'm hesitant to study too much though in case it gets cancelled altogether.
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-20-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By JohnTravolski
Thank you very much, I realize my mistake. Also,...

Thank you very much, I realize my mistake. Also, I appreciate the additional clarification on the other possible scenario.
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-19-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By JohnTravolski
Question Parallelogram Method Area

On problem 5 of this exam (https://www.casact.org/admissions/studytools/exam5/sp14-5.pdf) (page 7), I'm confused how the solution on page 40 calculates the on level earned premium for 2013. They're...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-17-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,968
Posted By JohnTravolski
Does this mean that mid June is the absolute...

Does this mean that mid June is the absolute earliest we would take the exams? Or is it possible that if things get better then they could still take place in April (or May, for example)?
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-16-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By JohnTravolski
Claim Emergence

On problem 24 of the Fall 2013 CAS Exam 5 (https://www.casact.org/admissions/studytools/exam5/f13-5.pdf) (page 28), I don't understand how the expected claim emergence for 2011 was calculated. The...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-15-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By JohnTravolski
Ok, but why is my calculation wrong? What am I...

Ok, but why is my calculation wrong? What am I fundamentally not understanding?
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-14-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By JohnTravolski
Question Limited Average Severity and Increased Limits Factors

On problem 11 part A of the Fall 2013 CAS Exam 5 (https://www.casact.org/admissions/studytools/exam5/f13-5.pdf) (page 14), I'm having a hard time understanding the calculation of LAS(250k). My...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-12-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By JohnTravolski
I think I understand it better now, and it seems...

I think I understand it better now, and it seems that Question #4 part A example 1 has a mistake in it. The other examples have the trend period from 7/1/2012-1/1/15 while the first example has it...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-11-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By JohnTravolski
Question Two Step Premium Trending on CAS Fall 2013

On the CAS Exam 5 Fall 2013 document (https://www.casact.org/admissions/studytools/exam5/f13-5.pdf), I'm having a tough time with Question 4 part A (page 6 of the PDF). I am confused with some steps...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-09-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By JohnTravolski
Thank you so much, I finally understand it now.

Thank you so much, I finally understand it now.
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-08-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By JohnTravolski
Kittel's Refinement Question

I'm confused by how the solution calculates the answer to part b (Kittel's Refinement) of this question:

https://i.imgur.com/OdwdMV7.png

Solution:

https://i.imgur.com/9m2Yx2H.png

I have...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-04-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By JohnTravolski
Lightbulb Comparison of Techniques Table

To make it easier for myself, I created a spreadsheet comparing the various development techniques in different scenarios based on Friedland chapter 15. Each cell represents the IBNR estimate.
...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By JohnTravolski
I'm sorry, but I'm still confused. How would I...

I'm sorry, but I'm still confused. How would I get the 5/21 then? I can't quite seem to get it.
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 03-01-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By JohnTravolski
Question Berquist Sherman Linear Interpolation

I was working the following problem, but I cannot understand where these coefficients being used in the linear interpolation step are coming from. I find it incredibly confusing:...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 02-26-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By JohnTravolski
Question First Time CAS Exam Registration

This is my first time sitting for a CAS exam. I registered online, chose my location and received an email containing the receipt of the transaction. Is this all I have to do to register? Do I just...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 02-19-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By JohnTravolski
Sorry for the late response. It's from the "ACTEX...

Sorry for the late response. It's from the "ACTEX Study Manual for CAS Exam 5 Spring 2020 Edition" by David H. Deacon and Peter J. Murdza.
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 02-19-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By JohnTravolski
Question Estimating IBNR given Accident and Report Year Data

I absolutely do not follow the solution provided to this problem. Why do we need to use the report year data at all? Would it not suffice to simply sum over it and compute the link ratios from those...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 02-12-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By JohnTravolski
Question Composite Rating

I don't quite understand either of these composite rating problems (D2 and D3):
https://i.ibb.co/p1xY80C/problem.png

Here are the provided solutions
https://i.ibb.co/vk047hd/solution.png

I...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 02-09-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By JohnTravolski
Great example, thank you.

Great example, thank you.
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 02-08-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By JohnTravolski
Question Company Taking Legal Action to Challenge Regulation

I was reading chapter 13 in Werner/Modlin about regulation regarding rates (regulatory constraints), and it was mentioned that:

"A company can take legal action to challenge the regulation."

It...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 02-08-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By JohnTravolski
Thank you, this was very helpful. I understand it...

Thank you, this was very helpful. I understand it a lot better now.
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 02-05-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By JohnTravolski
Exclamation Premium Discount given Expenses

I am struggling with the following problem:

Given the following expenses, calculated the premium discount for a $10,000 standard premium risk:

https://i.imgur.com/Ii30SfV.png

Assume the...
Forum: Buy & Sell Actuarial Study Materials 01-30-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,106
Posted By JohnTravolski
The exam P manual is still available as of now.

The exam P manual is still available as of now.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 01-30-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 889
Posted By JohnTravolski
As of now, the manuals are still available.

As of now, the manuals are still available.
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