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Arthur R. Randolph II

Arthur Randolph is a Principal and Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. managing the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office. He has been in the insurance industry since 1998 and has been consulting since 2001. Mr. Randolph’s consulting career has focused on medical professional liability, homeowners, workers’ compensation, commercial and personal automobile, general liability, and commercial multi-peril exposures.

Mr. Randolph provides actuarial consulting services to medical professional liability insurers, traditional property and casualty insurers and reinsurers, self-insured hospitals and physician groups, public and private self-insured entities, risk retention groups (RRGs), and captive insurers. His core services include reserving, ratemaking, risk transfer testing, funding allocations among members of risk sharing groups, and developing experience and retrospective rating plans. Mr. Randolph also conducts alternative risk financing feasibility and funding studies (e.g., large deductible plans, self-insurance structures, RRGs, captives) for organizations in both the public and private sectors that face various risk exposures. When clients have become involved in mergers and acquisitions, he has worked with them to seamlessly address all associated actuarial issues.

Mr. Randolph is a member of the AAA Medical Professional Liability Committee and the Alabama Actuarial Council. He is actively involved with Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA), Florida Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast (CASE), Gamma Iota Sigma Insurance Fraternity (GIS), and International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA, Past Director & Treasurer). Mr. Randolph is a past member of the CAS Examination Committee and the CAS Program Planning Committee, and served as President & Director of the IABA Foundation.

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Captive Feasibility Study

Captive Feasibility Study

When a regional physicians group, with a moderate deductible program realized they were not getting due credit for more than a decade of exceptional loss experience, they decided to explore other options.

They chose Pinnacle specifically due to our expertise in captive and self-insurance programs.

Initially, Pinnacle discussed options including segregated cell captives, single parent captives, and even risk retention groups once they began to consider marketing the program to other similar regional physician groups.

While the customer was considering the structural alternatives, Pinnacle pursued a funding analysis. Credibility weighting the customer’s experience with industry benchmark data, produced estimates of expected losses and loss variability in several different loss layers. This not only showed the additional risk associated with higher limits of self-insurance, but was also tremendously valuable in negotiations with fronting carriers and reinsurers.

The client decided to increase the deductible on the coverage provided by their insurer, which offered more responsive pricing due to Pinnacle’s funding analysis and to form an off-shore captive providing deductible buyback coverage.  The comfort level our client had with the insured’s services also influenced the decision.

Pinnacle also worked with the captive manager to develop the feasibility study and pro forma financial statements that become the foundation of the captive application. The application was approved as submitted and the captive is running quite successfully.

Liquidation - Workers Compensation

Liquidation - Workers Compensation

Pinnacle was retained by the liquidator of a monoline workers' compensation carrier to estimate outstanding liabilities and provide expert testimony in support of the loss reserve estimation.

Retention Analysis

Retention Analysis

Pinnacle was asked by a large self-insured regional transportation authority to assess the impact of increasing their self-insured retentions for both workers compensation and automobile liability. We developed a stochastic simulation analysis, based on the program’s historical claims experience and industry benchmarks, that examined not only the increase in expected losses but the program’s additional potential loss variability. Finally, we discussed with the customer the relationship between their current capital position, as well as the current reinsurance market, to ensure the retention they selected for their program was appropriate for them. The authority ultimately increased their retentions, put some of their excess capital to work, and realized substantial savings in their reinsurance costs.

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