Practice and pricing in non-life insurance: the Malaysian experience

Pan, Wei Cheong and Abdul Aziz Jemain, and Noriszura Ismail, (2008) Practice and pricing in non-life insurance: the Malaysian experience. Journal of Quality Measurement and Analysis, 4 (1). pp. 11-24. ISSN 1823-5670

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The pricing of premium for fire, motor and workmen’s compensation insurances in Malaysia is governed by their respective tariffs formulated by Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM). The main objective of tariffs is to guarantee that the premium price will always be above or at the level required, ensuring that the price competition among local insurers will not go below the market’s economic level. However, one of the effects caused by the world economic crisis in 1997 is the process of liberalization which spread gradually in most financial sectors in Malaysia, including non-life insurance sector. Therefore, a thorough and comprehensive preparation towards the development of a more matured and open insurance market is one of the challenges that should be undertaken by the sector and regulatory concerned. One of the important tasks that should be given serious attention is the determination of “appropriate” premium price in low premium and high volume insurance businesses. This paper proposes a statistical modelling for determining the price of such insurance businesses. The result of statistical premium pricing is presented in a premium table

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Non-life insurance; premium pricing; statistical modelling
Journal:Journal of Quality Measurement and Analysis
ID Code:1846
Deposited By: Ms. Nor Ilya Othman
Deposited On:15 Jun 2011 03:52
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:30

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