The Casualty Practice Council (CPC) provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on major property/casualty issues, including medical professional liability and flood insurance.

Extreme Events
Floods, earthquakes, other natural catastrophes; terrorist events; and mass torts.
Financial Reporting and Loss Reserving
Financial reporting and loss reserving issues in property/casualty actuarial practice.
Medical Professional Liability
Medical professional liability insurance issues.
Risk-Based Capital
Risk-based capital issues in property and casualty actuarial practice, including its treatment by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Risk Classification
Use of risk-based insurance scoring in auto and other insurance lines.
Solvency and Soundness
Soundness and solvency issues facing property and casualty insurance companies.
Workers' Compensation
Workers’ compensation issues as they relate to property and casualty actuarial practice.
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Casualty News

The Academy released its 2016 P/C Loss Reserve Law Manual, which is updated from 2015 and designed to help appointed actuaries comply with NAIC annual statement requirements. The manual includes SAO requirements and state laws and regulations establishing requirements; annual statement instructions for the SAOs for P/C, title loss, and loss expense reserves; and other pertinent annual statement instructions. The manual is available online or as a CD-ROM, and members can order online here.  (December 30, 2016)
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting (COPLFR) released the Statements of Actuarial Opinion on P/C Loss Reserves practice note. (December 27, 2016)
The Property and Casualty Risk-Based Capital Committee and the Health Solvency Subcommittee jointly submitted to the NAIC's Operational Risk Subgroup a comment letter on proposed changes to the operational risk factor in risk-based capital formulas for property/casualty and health.  (December 19, 2016)
The Academy released Managing the Risks in Cyberspace, an Essential Elements report that explores insurance issues surrounding cyberattacks, including risks from data theft or malicious software. The Essential Elements series is designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences. (December 9, 2016)
The Academy, in conjunction with three other actuarial organizations, launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) that provides a quarterly measure of changes in extreme events and sea levels to inform actuaries, public policymakers, and the public about climate trends in the U.S. and Canada. Read the news release. (November 30, 2016)

Casualty Public Statements

Comments and letters

Comments, analyses, or explanatory material prepared for an external audience on behalf of an Academy group or the Academy as a whole; these include letters, memos, reports, and fact sheets.

Issue briefs

Analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public.

Policy papers

Include white papers and monographs which are longer, more detailed analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public. Includes monographs and white papers.


Slides presented by the Academy at webinars, seminars, briefings, hearings, or other meetings and events.

Reports to the NAIC

The Academy works with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on the creation and refinement of sensible, effective regulation. These reports and related documents highlight the NAIC-related work of the casualty practice councils.


Written and oral testimony provided to Congress or to other governmental and quasigovernmental bodies.

Practice Notes

Practice notes

Generally written in a Q&A format, practice notes offer examples of current and emerging approaches to selected actuarial tasks. They are intended to supplement the available actuarial literature, especially where the practices addressed are subject to evolving technology, recently adopted external requirements, or advances in actuarial science and other applicable disciplines.