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HB Actuarial Services, Inc.

HB Actuarial Services, Inc.

10 Northeast 6th Street
Suite 200

Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Phone(561) 279-2323


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Hayden Burrus, FCAS, MAAA is an accomplished casualty actuary with decades of experience. Former President of Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast, Chief Actuary of publicly traded insurance company, experience at multiple insurance rating organizations (National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and Insurance Services Office (ISO).

Past assignments include analysis of Uninsured / Underinsured Motorists insurance, actuarial malpractice, analysis of regulatory filings, regulatory support for insurance companies, self-insurers.

Past assignments have focused on the following insurance lines of business: workers' compensation, automobile liability, Uninsured / Underinsured Motorists Liability (UM / UIM), prepaid legal services, and homeowners' insurance.


Mr. Burrus offers expert witness services including preparation of declarations / affidavits, depositions, and testimony. Previous engagements in: workers' compensation, uninsured motorists, reserving, rate filings, insurance ratemaking/pricing.

In addition to our expert witness services; we perform insurance reserve reviews for self insurers, actuarial opinions, rate filings, workers' compensation analyses, and analyses of nearly every other line of property and casualty insurance.

Litigation Support Services

We have provided support work for litigation for nearly 10 years. Hayden Burrus' experience with all aspects of the insurance industry makes him uniquely qualified to:

1. help you determine if you have a winnable case; and
2. provide you with the expert analysis and testimony to explain the issues to other parties whether they be regulators, auditors, or the judicial system.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund Analyses; Complex Insurance Products; GASB 30 – Risk Financing; Health Actuarial; Insurance Company Support; Reserve Reviews; SAS Programming; Schedule P; Statement of Actuarial Opinion (SAO).


HB Actuarial Services Inc. (HBAS) is a casualty actuarial consulting firm. It was incorporated in 2001 in Palm Beach County, Florida; with its primary headquarters in Delray Beach, Florida.

HBAS employs insurance professionals with expertise in varied disciplines both within and outside the actuarial profession. We assemble the appropriate team to address all of your consulting needs as efficiently as possible. Hayden Burrus, FCAS, MAAA is President and Principal Actuary of HBAS. Mr. Burrus has nearly 20 years of casualty actuarial experience.

All assignments are overseen by Hayden Burrus, an expert workers' compensation actuary with nearly 20 years of experience in the field.

Areas Served

All States

Professional Experience

HB Actuarial Services, Inc. - Principal Actuary
AmCOMP Insurance Company - Chief Actuary
Employers Insurance Group - Consultant Actuary
Guarantee Insurance Company - Interim Chief Actuary
Insurance Data Resources - Associate Actuary
National Council on Compensation Insurance - Senior Actuarial Analyst
CIGNA Property and Casualty Corporation - Senior Actuarial Analyst

2000 To Present
President, HB Actuarial Services
Delray Beach, Florida
• Founder and Principal Actuary of casualty actuarial consulting practice.
• Consulting project leader for all clients. Past assignments include:
• Opining Actuary and Loss Reserve Specialist for a reinsurer domiciled in Bermuda.
• Numerous engagements for self – insurers. Clients include governmental and private companies. Lines of business include workers' compensation, general liability and other liability. Jurisdictions include US and Bermuda.
• Actuarial calculations of the required security deposit for self-insured workers' compensation programs approved by the Florida Self Insurance Guaranty Association (FSIGA).
• Deposition regarding the rates and stacking practices of Uninsured Motorist / Auto Liability coverage for a large multistate auto insurer.
• Actuarial valuations of commissions due from an insurance company.
• Retained Chief Actuary services for a growing publicly traded workers' compensation insurer; charged with building actuarial expertise from the ground up.
• Expert preparation for appeal of NCCI rulings on experience rating modification factor process.
• Opinion Letter to Ohio Department of Insurance on a Regulatory Settlement Agreement.
• Actuarial expert for insurer in receivership.
• Negotiations and sworn statements with Florida Office of Insurance Regulation over excess profits statutes.
• Expert opinion and deposition related to the filed policy forms with a state insurance department.
• Workers compensation premium calculations for a premium dispute between insurer and insured.

Chief Actuary, AMCOMP Insurance Company,
North Palm Beach, Florida,
2002 TO 2007.
• Preparations of actuarial portion of SEC Filings prior to AmCOMP's IPO in 2006.
• Management of rate calculations and filings nationwide; responsibility for securing regulatory approval for AmCOMP rate filings.
• Management of pricing, calculations, analysis, and state rate filings for all retrospectively rated policies.
• Management of pricing, profitability analysis, and state rate filings for all deductible programs.
• Development and implementation of a pricing tool used by all field underwriters nationally. This pricing tool calculated the appropriate premium to charge based on state specific profit targets.
• Detailed analysis of the company's reinsurance program and attachment point, and annual recommendations of the fair cost and appropriate attachment point for the company's excess reinsurance program.
• Annual reserve estimate for reinsurance claims in for each reinsurance policy in the corporate reinsurance program.
• Risk transfer analyses for historic reinsurance policies; building of a deposit accounting model for the Finance Department.
• Over 100 workers' compensation rate filings in approximately 20 jurisdictions. All rate filings prepared by my department were approved by the appropriate state insurance regulators.
• Preparation and support for investor conference calls and Board of Directors meetings.

Consulting Actuary, Insurance Services Office (ISO) (Workers' Compensation Division)
Boca Raton, Florida, 1999 - 2000.
• Determination of state specific retrospective premium for insurance companies involved in a litigation dispute.
• Provided day to day management of consulting services for several of ISO's consulting clients. Some more notable assignments include:
• Assessment of expected losses (in aggregate and by reinsurance layer) for a series of reinsurance contracts involved in a litigation dispute.
• Determination of outstanding workers compensation liabilities and required assessment rate for a state workers compensation fund.
• Stochastic simulations of ultimate claim costs for a large Professional Employee Organization (PEO).
• Actuarial Opinion work for a Florida domestic insurer.

Consulting Actuary, Insurance Data Resources (IDR) (Startup Competitor to NCCI)
Boca Raton, Florida 1997 – 1999.
• Provided actuarial support of rating organization functions.
• Trained actuarial and non-actuarial staff regarding traditional workers' compensation ratemaking procedures used in NCCI rate filings including the use of Experience Rating (E-mods) Retrospective Rating, and Classification Codes.
• Prepared and gained approval for IDR's premium rate/loss cost filings.
• Provided actuarial support of IDR's statistical agent functions including support related to the development of software that calculates the E-mods based on all filed rating factors in the state.
• Provided expert business analysis to Florida Department of Insurance meetings regarding implementation of rules, regulations, and guidelines related to the existence of multiple workers' compensation rating organizations and statistical agents in the state of Florida.
• Created IDR's Workers Compensation Retrospective Rating Manual.

Actuarial Associate, National Council On Compensation Insurance (NCCI)
Boca Raton, Florida 1993 – 1997.
• Primary business consultant for the Aggregate RateMaking Software System (ARMS) developed for the actuarial department. This system was the first fully automated workers' compensation premium and rate level calculation tool prepared by NCCI. ARMS is a proprietary NCCI computer software product that calculates the fair workers' compensation rate level in each state based on the totality of all loss and premium experience occurring in that state. ARMS was used as the basis for numerous workers' compensation rate and loss cost filings prepared and filed by NCCI throughout the nation. The foundation of ARMS continues to be used by NCCI to this day.
• Preparations of workers' compensation rate / loss cost filings
• Correspondence with various State Insurance Departments regarding workers' compensation rate / loss cost filings

Senior Actuarial Analyst, CIGNA Property & Casualty Company;
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1990-1992.
• Provided significant actuarial analysis and support work for the Claims Analysis Research Unit under the direction of distinguished research actuaries.


Fellow, Casualty Actuarial Society
Member, American Academy of Actuaries
Member, Florida Association of Self Insurers


Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society
Authorized to certify loss reserves for captive insurers by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, Vermont and South Carolina Departments of Insurance.

Seminars & Training


Florida Association of Self Insurers Annual Meeting, 2010, 2012, 2014 – Actuarial Reviews – Doing Your Part to Get Better Results.
National Association of PEOs, CFO Workshop – 2011;
Numerous presentations to state insurance regulators as Chief Actuary of AmCOMP.
Numerous presentations to Agents Advisory Boards as Chief Actuary of AmCOMP.
Numerous presentations to the reinsurance community as Chief Actuary of AmCOMP.
Numerous presentations to AmCOMP insurance group Board of Directors.
Numerous presentations to public and privately held companies, municipalities, insurance companies, and non-profit organizations as an actuarial consultant.
Numerous presentations to attorneys on a variety of insurance cases as an actuarial consultant.
Numerous presentations to the actuarial community through his work as President of Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast, and his presentation at the Casualty Actuarial Society's Annual Meeting in 2005.

Professional References

References available upon request.


• University of Rochester, Rochester, New York; Bachelor's degree – Applied Mathematics; Concentration in Economics
• ARIAS-US Intensive Arbitrator Training Workshop
• ARIAS-US “Power of Discovery” Training Workshop

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