When estimating loss distributions in insurance, large and small losses are usually split because it is difficult to find a simple parametric model that fits all claim sizes. This approach involves determining the threshold level between large and small losses. In this article, a unified approach to the estimation of loss distributions is presented. We… (More)
Insurance policies or credit instruments are financial products that involve a long-term relationship between the customer and the company. For many companies a possible way to expand its business is to sell more products to preferred customers in its portfolio. Data on the customers' past behaviour is stored in the company's data base and these data can be… (More)
This paper questions the equidistribution assumption for the random effects in a frequency risk model. Two models are presented, which use parametric and nonparametric links between the variance of the random effect and frequency risk. They are estimated on a Spanish automobile insurance portfolio, for which a decreasing link is obtained. Conclusions are… (More)
The Sarmanov family of distributions can provide a good model for bivariate random variables and it is used to model dependency in a multivariate setting with given marginals. In this paper, we focus our attention on the bivariate Sarmanov distribution and copula with different truncated extreme value marginal distributions. We compare a global estimation… (More)
A method to estimate an extreme quantile that requires no distributional assumptions is presented. The approach is based on transformed kernel estimation of the cumulative distribution function (cdf). The proposed method consists of a double transformation kernel estimation. We derive optimal bandwidth selection methods that have a direct expression for the… (More)
Introduction: Little is known about the relationship between good self-reported health and disability in connection with life-expectancy.