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Marijuana legalization and auto insurance claims

Ping-Ten Lin and Vyacheslav Lyubchich

Marijuana has been legal or decriminalized in Canada and other jurisdictions in North America for a few years now. There has been some concern that this would lead to increased usage, and consequently a higher level of auto insurance accident claims.

Actuarial evidence with a twist

About 10 years ago I received a call from a lawyer looking for help in determining the expected number of members in a class action. It was a historical action dating back to the 1940s. My mandate was to determine the number of Indigenous children who attended one of several schools from the 1940s to the 1990s. That number, then, was to be split between surviving and deceased students as of 2010...

Alternative mortality table construction methods

Construction of mortality tables has been a skill practiced by actuaries since the beginning of the profession. Major innovations in how these tables are built, however, have been uncommon. In this episode, Sylvain Goulet, FCIA, joins our host Ping-Teng Lin, FICA, to discuss a new research paper that uses a generalized additive model and a neural network model to rework the data that underlies...

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