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Wenguang Yu, Yujuan Huang, "A Dependent Insurance Risk Model with Surrender and Investment under the Thinning Process", Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2015, Article ID 134246, 8 pages, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/134246
A Dependent Insurance Risk Model with Surrender and Investment under the Thinning Process
Abstract
A dependent insurance risk model with surrender and investment under the thinning process is discussed, where the arrival of the policies follows a compound PoissonGeometric process, and the occurrences of the claim and surrender happen as the thinning process and the thinning process of the arrival process, respectively. By the martingale theory, the properties of the surplus process, adjustment coefficient equation, the upper bound of ruin probability, and explicit expression of ruin probability are obtained. Moreover, we also get the Laplace transformation, the expectation, and the variance of the time when the surplus reaches a given level for the first time. Finally, various trends of the upper bound of ruin probability and the expectation and the variance of the time when the surplus reaches a given level for the first time are simulated analytically along with changing the investment size, investment interest rates, claim rate, and surrender rate.
1. Introduction
In the classical ruin theory, compound Poisson risk model, is the main research object [1, 2], where is the initial reserve, is the premium rate, and is a Poisson process with intensity , representing the number of claims up to time . The individual claim sizes , independent of , are i.i.d. positive random variables with distribution function and density function with mean . In the model, the premium income process is a linear function of time; it does not matter to claim. But in actual life, the arrival of policy of insurance company is usually associated with occurrence of claim; for example, the more the number of policies sold, the more the number of claims happened. Therefore, many studies in literature discuss the dependent relationship among the premium income, interclaim arrivals, and the claim size. See, for example, Liu et al. [3] considering a Markovdependent risk model with a constant dividend barrier. Shi et al. [4] explore methods that allow for the correlation among frequency and severity components for microlevel insurance data. Jiang et al. [5] investigate some uniform asymptotic estimates for finitetime ruin probabilities when the claim size vector and its interarrival time are subject to certain general dependence structure. Zhang and Yang [6], Shi et al. [7], and Zou et al. [8] consider a compound Poisson risk model and a dependence structure of the claim size and interclaim time modeled by a FarlieGumbelMorgenstern copula.
The above papers always assume the claim number follows a Poisson distribution, but in fact the claim number does not fully comply with the rule of Poisson distribution and its variance is often greater than the mean. Except the natural environment, an important reason for this phenomenon is that insurance companies have adopted risk aversion mechanism, such as franchise system and noclaim discount system [9]. This makes the policy holder weighs the interests which may not claim for compensation in the event of an accident; it will cause the claim number to be less than the number of accidents. In addition, on the one hand, the insurance company will have huge funds and various kinds of reserves in the operation process, which formed the huge amount of available funds. On the other hand, in order to protect the interests of the insured, the insurance company must use the fund rationally and effectively. In fact, the insurance industry is very active in the financial markets. In the financial markets of western developed countries, the total amount of funds provided by the insurance industry is close to commercial banks. So considering the risk model with investment income has greater practical value and realistic significance [10–12].
In view of the above problems, this paper will promote the premium income process of insurance companies to follow the compound PoissonGeometric process [13–15], while the counting processes of claim and surrender are the thinning process and the thinning process of premium income process and further consideration of the investment interest rate. For the new improved model, we study the properties of surplus process, adjustment coefficient equation, ruin probability, and the expectation and variance of the first time to reach a given level. Finally, numerical analysis is also given.
The contents of this paper are organized as follows: Section 2 introduces the risk model. In Section 3, we give the main results of the paper. Finally, we provide the numerical examples in Section 4.
2. The Risk Model
Definition 1. Let and be a probability space; ; then, the surplus process with initial surplus is defined as follows:where represents the initial capital and represents the investment capital, which is based on the size of initial capital, premium income per unit of time, and the predicted claim sizes. represents the investment income per unit of time. is a PoissonGeometric process with parameters and denoting the number of premiums up to time ; namely, . is a sequence of i.i.d. random variables representing the amount of the th premium and . is the thinning process of denoting the number of claims up to time ; namely, . The individual claims sizes are a sequence of i.i.d. random variables and . is the thinning process of denoting the number of surrenders up to time ; namely, and and . The sequence of i.i.d. random variables represents the amount of the th payment of insurance policy and , , and . is a standard Brownian motion denoting the uncertain benefits and payments of insurance companies. is a constant, representing the diffusion volatility parameter. In addition, we suppose that , , , , and are mutually independent. From the theory of point process, and are also mutually independent.
Let be profits process. In order to ensure the insurance company’s steady business, we assume , and the relative security loading factor is defined as follows:
3. Main Results
Lemma 2. The profits process has the following properties:(i) has stationary and independent increments.(ii).
Lemma 3. For the profits process , when , one has the following:
Lemma 4. For the profits process , suppose for some ; then, there is a function such that
Proof . ConsiderLetwhere is the moment generating function of . Similarly, we can define and .
The following discussions are adjustment coefficient and the adjustment coefficient equation. Since the ruin probability as a number of indicators can evaluate insurance company solvency, it attracts attention. The research goal is to obtain specific expression of ruin probability. However, it is very difficult to directly obtain the expression of this function, but Lundberg found an indirect expression way by introducing a parameter which can play the intermediary role, namely, Lundberg coefficient or adjustment coefficient. Its principle is that the ruin probability is expressed as a function of adjustment coefficient and then seeks the calculation for adjustment coefficient. Thus, the adjustment coefficient plays a very important role in the study of ruin probability.
Lemma 5. Equation is said to be an adjustment coefficient equation of the risk model (2), and it has a unique positive solution , which is called an adjustment coefficient (see Figure 1).
Proof. We only need to prove that it has the following four properties:(1).(2).(3).(4), .Obviously, .
Sinceand , then we haveFurther,It is easy to see the moment generating functions , are increasing function, so there exists an such that due to . Similarly, there exists an such that . Let ; then, when , we have , , ; that is, and . When , we have ; that is, . So and is a lower convex function. And because , then has a unique positive solution .
Theorem 6. The adjustment coefficient satisfies the following inequality:
Proof. By Taylor’s expansion, we haveThen,Dividing both sides of the above inequality by , we obtainSimilarly,Dividing both sides of the above inequality by , we haveFor the profits process , let be a filtration. Let and be ruin time and ruin probability.
Lemma 7. is stopping time.
Theorem 8. is a martingale, where .
Proof. In fact, has stationary and independent increments, and from [2] we know that is a martingale if and only if . By Lemmas 3 and 4, there is a function such that ; then,so is a martingale.
Theorem 9. For any real number , the ruin probability satisfies
Proof. For a fixed time , is a bounded stopping time. Using the theorem of martingale and stopping time, we haveBy the full expectations formula, we havewhich impliesBy expectation on both sides of the above inequality and letting , we can get the desired results.
Theorem 10. The ruin probability of surplus process satisfies
Proof. For a fixed time , is a bounded stopping time. Using the theorem of martingale and stopping time, we haveLet , we havewhich impliesSince , by the law of large numbers, when , . By dominated convergence theorem, we haveThen, when in (26), we can obtain (22).
Corollary 11. For the surplus process , the ruin probability satisfies Lundberg inequality:where is adjustment coefficient.
In order to get this inequality as good as possible, we shall choose as large as possible under the restriction . Combined with Figure 1, we have .
Theorem 12. The ruin probability of insurance company before time satisfieswhere and is the solution of .
Proof. By Lemma 4, we havewhere , . Obviously, the supremum of is .
Since is the convex function and , when , we have ; when , we have . Let be the solution of and ; then, is the maximum value of .
And becausethen, we have Thus, Theorem 12 is obtained.
Theorem 13. Let be the time when the surplus reaches a given level firstly; then, the Laplace transform of is as follows:where and satisfy .
Proof. For the surplus process , using the theorem of martingale and stopping time, we see that is a stopping rime of . Let . By Theorem 8, the surplus process is a martingale. Hence, we have ; that is, . Since , then we get ; that is, .
Theorem 14. The expectation and variance of satisfywhere
Proof. By Theorem 13, we have ; let ; that is, ; then, we have the following:By Lemma 5, we have
4. Numerical Simulation and Analysis
4.1. Simulation of the Upper Bound of Ruin Probability
Since the adjustment coefficient can be used to measure the risk, by formula , we know that the higher adjustment coefficient results in the less ruin probability. The following will be used to simulate the size of ruin probability by adjustment coefficient .
Suppose , , , , , , and . Random variables , , and obey the exponential distribution with mean , , and , respectively. Taking different values about and , by MATLAB and Theorem 6, we can get the upper bound of the ruin probability. See Table 1.

Table 1 shows that ruin probability of insurance company varies tremendously in size with different value of ; the higher initial surplus results in the less ruin probability. Magnitude of initial capital increase is far below the level of reduced number of ruin probability of insurance company. For example, in the first seven behaviors of Table 1, the initial capital is only increased by 10 times, and the ruin probability decreases from 0.4894 to 0.00079. This is another example in the course of business; the availability of sufficient initial capital is crucial to the insurance company.
In addition, determining the value of distribution parameter of the premium has a great impact on the ruin probability of insurance company. For the exponential distribution, the value of is smaller; the smaller the amount of premium charged by insurance company, the greater the probability of ruin. This suggests that a reasonable determination of the premium on the normal operation of insurance companies is very important, which leads to higher requirement for determination of the premium in the design of insurance products in the insurance company.
4.2. Simulation of the First Arrival Time
Suppose , , , , , , , and (in order to clear the trend of curve, in Figure 4, let ; in Figure 8, let ). Random variables , , and obey the exponential distribution with mean , , and , respectively. We obtained the trend chart of average time and the variance of time.
(1) The Trend Figure of Average Time. From Figures 2–5, we can clearly know that the first arrival time to reach a given level is a decreasing function of investment capital and investment interest rate and is an increasing function of claim rate and surrender rate .
In comparison, the change in the average time is more sensitive to the change of investment capital and investment rates and is not sensitive to the change of claim rate and surrender rate.
(2) The Trend Figure of Variance of the First Arrival Time. Figures 6–9 point out that the first arrival time to reach a given level is a decreasing function of investment capital and investment interest rate and is an increasing function of claim rate and surrender rate . In comparison, the change in variance is more sensitive to the change of investment capital and investment rates and is not sensitive to the change of claim rate and surrender rate.
Conflict of Interests
The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.
Acknowledgments
This work was supported by National Social Science Foundation of China (no. 15BJY007), National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 11301303 and no. 11231005), Humanities and Social Sciences Project of the Ministry of Education of China (no. 14YJA630088, no. 14YJC790054, no. 13YJA790035, no. 13YJC630150, and no. 13YJC630162), Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (no. ZR2012AQ013 and no. ZR2010GL013), A Project of Shandong Province Higher Educational Science and Technology Program (J15LI03, J15LI53), the 2014 Youth Talent Support Program of Shandong University of Finance and Economics, and the Startup Foundation of Doctor Scientific Research of Shandong Jiaotong University.
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