Earlier this year, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) issued a statement on the growing interest in using big data in insurance ratemaking.
The latest buzz phrase in the insurance industry is “embedded insurance,” which presents an opportunity to seamlessly offer protection in real time given a proactive approach to risk management. Underpinning embedded insurance is the ability to personalize insurance. This requires that customers understand the necessity of sharing more data with their insurance providers.
Most actuaries work with data and build models, but do most know how to facilitate the distribution of their data and models? The purpose of this article is to introduce the idea of application programming interfaces (APIs) to actuaries who may not have considered them as a way to distribute their data and models.
Big data and risk classification: Understanding the actuarial and social issues is the CIA’s latest policy statement. In this episode of the podcast, Matt Buchalter, FCIA and Chris Cooney, FCIA speak about the need for this statement, the benefits that increased data collection can have on insurance ratemaking and society, how policyholder privacy is paramount, and how data collection is expected...