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Robert J. Walling III

Rob Walling is a principal and consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources and has been in the insurance industry since 1989 and in consulting since 1997. He is primarily focused on product development, ratemaking and loss reserving studies for captive insurance companies, risk retention groups, self-insurance programs and admitted insurance companies. He also provides legislative costing, regulatory and litigation support. Rob has been named one of Captive Review’s Captive Power 50 for the last five years. He has served on the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Board of Directors, the Casualty Committee of the Actuarial Standards Board, and chairperson of several CAS and American Academy of Actuary (AAA) committees and task forces. He is a faculty member of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE). Rob is a frequent author and speaker on a wide array of topics.

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What's an innovative actuary to do?
Captive Review - Cayman Report
Authored by Robert J. Walling III.

December 3 2020 APEX Webinar
So You Want to Be An Innovative Actuary
Authored by Kendra Letang and Robert J. Walling III.

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Case Studies

Cayman Captive

Cayman Captive

Pinnacle serves many of the largest group captives in the world, many of them domiciled in the Cayman Islands. These reserve analyses are typically produced twice a year and serve multiple purposes. First, they provide a range of reasonable estimates which management uses to determine their best estimate of ultimate losses and unpaid claims liabilities. Second, these reserve estimates can then be allocated to individual members to determine the outstanding liabilities and potential future assessments, if any. Finally, the allocated ultimate losses become the basis for renewal pricing estimates for each member. Pinnacle’s approach to estimating and allocating reserves in group captives is unique in the industry and sets our alternative practice apart with its efficiency and accuracy.

Comparative / Contributory Negligence

Comparative / Contributory Negligence

In 2009, we were retained by a lawyers’ association to evaluate the historical impact of contributory negligence and comparative negligence tort systems on personal automobile insurance.

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Pinnacle was retained by a major national political organization to investigate the impact of several workers compensation reforms including: implementation of mandatory managed care, privatization of state workers compensation insurance funds and the permitting of private insurers to enter previously monopolistic workers compensation states. Our analysis looked at state-level differences in rate levels, insurer experience, coverage competition, the mix of medical and indemnity claims and numerous other metrics. The study was extremely well received and ultimately presented to more than half of the nation’s governors.

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