Vega experts have addressed a wide range of issues affecting the insurance industry including both life and health insurance. Experts in our network have been retained in class actions and claims payments matters, providing both expert testimony and sophisticated economic and statistical modelling.

Example Engagements

  • Life Insurance: A Vega expert provided testimony regarding the effect of late payments on life insurance policies. The analysis considered the cost of not having access to life insurance payments for a period after claim submission.

  • Technology Insurance: Vega supported two experts in an arbitration regarding claim payments on extended service plans for mobile phones and other devices. One expert created a statistically valid sample of claims to be audited and extrapolated the audit results to the overall population of claims. Vega also supported an expert who calculated the harm suffered due to the alleged improper actions.

  • Health Insurance Overbilling: A Vega expert performed an analysis of insurance data to determine whether the insurance provider had been fairly compared with its competitors considering their negotiated reimbursement rates, billing efficiency, and quality of care.

  • Health Insurance Pricing Models: Vega supported an expert who performed an analysis using terabytes of sensitive medical data to investigate and recreate health insurance pricing models.

  • RMBS Bond Insurance: A Vega expert provided testimony in a matter involving a monoline insurance company’s claims relating to RMBS. The analysis involved determining the impact of both pool-level and loan-level claims on the insured certificates. As part of the analysis, the Vega expert recreated the insurer’s mortgage risk model.

Experts

Daniel Bauer

Hickman-Larson Chair in Actuarial Science and Associate Professor of Risk and Insurance at Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Insurance & Risk
  • Data Science & Statistics
Farasat Bokhari

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Economics and Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Insurance & Risk
  • Healthcare & Health Economics
Mark J. Browne

Robert Clements Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance, Tobin College of Business at St. John's University

  • Insurance & Risk
  • Data Science & Statistics
Daniel Gottlieb

Assistant Professor of Economics at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Insurance & Risk
Francis A. Longstaff

Allstate Chair in Insurance and Finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • Securities & Finance
  • Insurance & Risk
  • Financial Institutions
  • Valuation
  • Accounting
Jay Vadiveloo

Professor at the University of Connecticut and Director of the Janet & Mark L Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research at the University of Connecticut

  • Insurance & Risk
  • Data Science & Statistics