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### :: Insurance Experiment - Free Statistics Software (Calculator) ::

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This program shows how the variability of casualty policy experience creates a problem for small insurance companies. With only a few policies, the probability of loss can be quite high even when the premiums are set to produce a profit in the long run. One can see that the risk of loss is much higher for smaller companies than for larger companies. By lowering the premium paid by policy-holders, one can increase the chance of loss of small companies without much increase in the chance of loss for large companies. This is another application of the square root law.

 Send output to: Browser Blue - Charts White Browser Black/White CSV MS Excel MS Word Replications # Policies Annual Premium Cost per Claim Probability Poisson TRUEFALSE Chart options Width: Height: Title: Label y-axis: Label x-axis:

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 Source code of R module reps <- as.numeric(par1) policies <- as.numeric(par2) prem <- as.numeric(par3) cost <- as.numeric(par4) prob <- as.numeric(par5) if (par6 == "TRUE") Poisson <- TRUE if (par6 == "FALSE") Poisson <- FALSE gross.profit <- 1:policies gross.profit.rate <- 1:reps if (Poisson==T) { for (j in 1:reps) { totalcost=cost*rpois(policies,prob) gross.profit=prem-totalcost gross.profit.rate[j]=sum(gross.profit)/policies } } if (Poisson==F){ for (j in 1:reps) { totalcost=cost*rbinom(policies,1,prob) gross.profit = prem-totalcost gross.profit.rate[j] = sum(gross.profit)/policies } } risk <- 100 * (length (gross.profit.rate[gross.profit.rate < 0]))/reps print(risk) avgprofit <- format(mean(gross.profit.rate), digits = 5) sdprofit <- format(sd(gross.profit.rate), digits = 5) bitmap(file="test1.png") stripchart(gross.profit.rate, method = "stack", main = main, xlab = xlab, ylab = ylab, col = "blue", xlim = c( -800, 1300), at=0.1) stripchart(gross.profit.rate[gross.profit.rate<0], method = "stack", col = "red", add = TRUE, at=0.1) text(700, 1.55, "number of policies = ",adj=1) text(900, 1.55, policies) text(700, 1.4, "number of simulations = ",adj=1) text(900, 1.4, reps) text(700, 2.0, "mean of gross profit/policy = ",adj=1) text(800, 2.0, "\$") text(900, 2.0, avgprofit) text(700, 1.7, "risk of loss = ",adj=1) text(875, 1.7, round(risk,)) text(975, 1.7, "%") text(700, 1.85, "SD of gross profit/policy = ",adj=1) text(800, 1.85, "\$") text(900, 1.85, sdprofit) dev.off() x<-rnorm(100) load(file="createtable") a<-table.start() a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Summary Statistics",2,TRUE) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Number of policies",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a,policies) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Number of simulations",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a,reps) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Mean of gross profit per policy in USD",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a,avgprofit) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Risk of loss in percent",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a, round(risk,0) ) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"SD of gross profit per policy",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a,sdprofit) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.end(a) table.save(a,file="mytable.tab")
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 Cite this software as: Weldon Larry, (2013), Insurance Experiment (v1.0.4) in Free Statistics Software (v1.1.23-r7), Office for Research Development and Education, URL http://www.wessa.net/rwasp_insce.wasp/ The R code is based on : Weldon Larry, Stat Ed Programs for Demos in R, Simon Fraser University, URL http://www.stat.sfu.ca/~weldon/title.doc Weldon Larry, R Programs for Statistics Education, Simon Fraser University, URL http://www.stat.sfu.ca/~weldon/Programs Weldon Larry, Instructions for using R programs for Statistics Education, Simon Fraser University, URL http://www.stat.sfu.ca/~weldon/instructions.doc
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