Individual Claims Reserving in Creditor Protection Insurance Using Machine Learning

21 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2019

Date Written: September 23, 2019


In the context of individual claims reserving in non-life insurance, a new perspective involving machine learning techniques was recently introduced. We focused on credit insurance which, despite being seldom explored, can represent an interesting challenge for machine learning techniques because of its volatile nature, sensitive to economic trends. In a framework where insurance undertakings are collecting an increasing amount of data, methods like Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines could provide a valid alternative to traditional reserving techniques, offering an easy way to include macro-economic information in the estimation process. While recent machine learning literature have focused mainly on case reserving and on analysis of loss development triangles, in this work we provide a complete evaluation of each component of the Claims Reserve in a granular sense and we compare, in terms of both bias and variability, their results with Generalised Linear Models, which can be considered a standard actuarial tool.

Keywords: Individual claims reserving, Machine Learning, Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, Credit Insurance

JEL Classification: G22

Suggested Citation

Ticconi, Damiano, Individual Claims Reserving in Creditor Protection Insurance Using Machine Learning (September 23, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Damiano Ticconi (Contact Author)

Sapienza University of Rome ( email )

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Rome, 00185

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