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Thu 31

March 31, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Risk-Based Rating in Personal Lines Insurance

R Street

Location: Online


  • [Moderator] Jerry Theodorou, Director, Finance, Insurance & Trade Program, R Street Institute
  • Roosevelt Mosley, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Pinnacle Actuarial Services
  • Mory Katz, Senior Vice President, BMS Group

The insurance industry is unique in that the cost of its products—insurance policies—is unknown at the time of sale. Insurers calculate the price of their policies with “risk-based rating,” wherein risk factors known to be correlated with the probability of future loss are incorporated into premium calculations. One of these risk factors employed in the rating process for personal automobile and homeowner’s insurance is a credit-based insurance score.

Credit-based insurance scores draw on some elements of the insurance buyer’s credit history. Actuaries have found this score to be strongly correlated with the potential for an insurance claim. The use of credit-based insurance scores by insurers has generated controversy, as some consumer organizations claim incorporating such scores into rating models is inherently discriminatory. R Street’s webinar explores the facts and the history of this issue with two of the most knowledgeable experts on the topic.