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Date of this Version

2006

Document Type

Article

Citation

Journal of Actuarial Practice 13 (2006), pp. 127-146

Comments

Copyright 2006 Absalom Press

Abstract

We examine the frequency and severity of water loss claims for homeowners insurance across the state of California for the experience years 2000, 2001, and 2002. The spatial distribution patterns of frequencies and severities are mapped and analyzed at the zip code level. The maps reveal the pockets of high frequencies and severities. The information provided in this paper will assist actuaries and policy makers in their quest to set accurate rates for homeowners insurance.

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