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Empirical Findings on Motor Insurance Pricing in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice
This paper focuses on recent developments in motor insurance pricing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Through the analysis of responses to a recent comprehensive survey of industry representatives, we examine the various premium components and the processes involved in premium adaptation. New findings on the use of different tariff criteria, on the tools used for market-based and customer-specific pricing, and on the information considered for customer valuation are reported. We also address the integration of the insurance sales staff in the pricing process. With regard to premium adjustments and the introduction of new tariffs, we examine the frequency, time required and costs incurred. With this paper, we contribute to a strand of literature where little academic research has been done so far. In addition, our results entail managerial implications for improving industry practices in insurance pricing.
insurance pricing, motor insurance, tariff criteria, customer valuation, pricing process
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