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Loss Reserving Data Pulled From NAIC Schedule P

Glenn G. Meyers, PhD, FCAS
Peng Shi, PhD, ASA

Please direct all comments to Glenn Meyers at gmeyers@iso.com

  1. Purpose

    Our goal is to prepare a clean and nice data set of loss triangles that could be used for claims reserving studies. The data includes major personal and commercial lines of business from U.S. property casualty insurers. The claims data comes from Schedule P – Analysis of Losses and Loss Expenses in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) database.

    We have obtained permission from the NAIC to make this data available to all interested researchers on the CAS website.

  2. Description of Schedule P

    NAIC Schedule P contains information on claims for major personal and commercial lines for all property-casualty insurers that write business in US. Some parts have sections that separate occurrence from claims made coverages. The six lines included in this database are: (1) private passenger auto liability/medical; (2) commercial auto/truck liability/medical; (3) workers’ compensation; (4) medical malpractice – claims made; (5) other liability – occurrence; (6) product liability – occurrence.

    For each of the above six lines, the variables included in the dataset were pulled from four different parts in Schedule P.
    Part 1 - Earned premium and some summary loss data
    Part 2 - Incurred net loss triangles
    Part 3 - Paid net loss triangles
    Part 4 - Bulk and IBNR reserves on net losses and cost containment expenses

  3. Data Preparation

    The triangles consist of losses net of reinsurance, and quite often insurer groups have mutual reinsurance arrangements between the companies within the group. Consequently, we focused on records for single entities in the data preparation, be they insurer groups or true single insurers. The process of data preparation took three steps:

      Step I: Pull triangle data from Schedule P of year 1997. Each triangle includes claims of 10 accident years (1988-1997) and 10 development lags. This data are the training data that can be used for model development.

      Step II: Square the triangles from Schedule P of year 1997 with outcomes from Schedule P of subsequent years. Specifically, the data for accident year 1989 was pulled from Schedule P of year 1998, the data for accident year 1990 was pulled from Schedule P of year 1999, ……, the data for accident year 1997 was pulled from Schedule P of year 2006. The data in the lower triangles can be used for model validation purposes.

      Step III: Sampling. We performed preliminary analysis to ensure the quality of the dataset. An insurer  was retained in the final dataset if the following criteria are satisfied: (1) the insurer is available in both Schedule P of year 1997 and subsequent years; (2) the observations (10 accident years and 10 development lags) are complete for the insurer; (3) the claims from Schedule P of year 1997 match those from subsequent years; (4) Net premiums written are not zero for all years.

  4. Final Product

    The final product is a data set that contains run-off triangles of six lines of business for all U.S. property casualty insurers. The triangle data correspond to claims of accident year 1988 – 1997 with 10 years development lag. Both upper and lower triangles are included so that one could use the data to develop a model and then test its performance retrospectively. A list of variables in the data is as follows:

    --------------Variable Description---------------

    GRCODE NAIC company code (including insurer groups and single insurers)
    GRNAME NAIC company name (including insurer groups and single insurers)
    AccidentYear Accident year(1988 to 1997)
    DevelopmentYear Development year (1988 to 1997)
    DevelopmentLag Development year (AY-1987 + DY-1987 - 1)
    IncurLoss_ Incurred losses and allocated expenses reported at year end
    CumPaidLoss_ Cumulative paid losses and allocated expenses at year end
    BulkLoss_ Bulk and IBNR reserves on net losses and defense and cost containment expenses reported at year end
    PostedReserve97_ Posted reserves in year 1997 taken from the Underwriting and Investment Exhibit – Part 2A, including net losses unpaid and unpaid loss adjustment expenses
    EarnedPremDIR_ Premiums earned at incurral year - direct and assumed
    EarnedPremCeded_ Premiums earned at incurral year - ceded
    EarnedPremNet_ Premiums earned at incurral year - net
    Single 1 indicates a single entity, 0 indicates a group insurer

    "_" Refers to lines of business

    B Private passenger auto liability/medical
    C commercial auto/truck liability/medical
    D Workers' compensation
    F2 Medical malpractice - Claims made
    H1 Other liability - Occurrence
    R1 Products liability - Occurrence

Data Sets

PP Auto Data Set (.csv) (Updated: September 1, 2011)

Workers Compensation Data Set (.csv) (Updated: September 1, 2011)

Commercial Auto Data Set (.csv) (Updated: September 1, 2011)

Medical Malpractice Data Set (.csv) (Updated: September 1, 2011)

Product Liability Data Set (.csv) (Updated: September 1, 2011)

Other Liability Data Set(.csv) (Updated: September 1, 2011)

Read Data Single Line R file (.txt)