Casualty News

The Casualty Practice Council’s Travel Insurance Task Force published a monograph, Travel Insurance: An Actuarial Perspective, which provides information on the manner in which travel insurance is designed, filed, priced, sold, and serviced. Read the news release (September 5, 2018)
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting sent a comment letter to the California Department of Insurance on proposed changes to reporting requirements for large deductibles in workers’ compensation plans. (August 10, 2018)
Academy Past President Mary D. Miller on Friday submitted a comment letter from the Academy to the NAIC regarding the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force’s exposure draft related to the three-year experience requirement to sign statutory statements. In those comments Miller shared the Academy’s view that the exposure draft describes an approach that will neither clarify nor improve the current requirement. (August 10, 2018)
The Joint P&C/Health Bond Factors Analysis Work Group Report to the NAIC Investment Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group, Health Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group, and Property and Casualty Risk- Based Capital (E) Working Group on indicated bond risk factors for the Property Casualty Risk Based Capital Formula (P&C RBC Formula) and the Health Risk Based Capital Formula (Health RBC Formula). (July 30, 2018)
Past Academy President Mary D. Miller submitted a letter with comments from the Academy to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners raising several concerns over a revised attestation proposal released for exposure on June 25 by the NAIC’s Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force (CASTF). (July 25, 2018)
The Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee issued a monograph, Uses of Catastrophe Model Outputon the development of catastrophe models and the uses of catastrophe model output in actuarial tasks.
(July 25, 2018)
Past Academy President Mary D. Miller submitted a letter with extensive comments from the Academy to the NAIC responding to an exposure draft that the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force (CASTF) issued on a CAS/SOA proposal regarding CASTF’s “Continued Competence” charge. This is a significant proposal that would affect many actuaries. Comments are due by Monday, July 23. Those interested may wish to consider filing their own comments.
(July 20, 2018)
The Extreme Events & Property Lines Committee submitted a paper to the NAIC highlighting regulatory questions that arise if the flood insurance market transitions from relying upon the National Flood Insurance Program to a greater role for private-market coverage.
(July 20, 2018)
Big Data Task Force presentation to the NAIC Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force (CASTF) Predictive Analytics Book Club on the Big Data and the Role of the Actuary monograph. (June 26, 2018)
Past Academy President Mary D. Miller submitted a letter from the Academy to the NAIC responding to an exposure draft that the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force has issued containing potential changes to the P/C Statement of Actuarial Opinion Instructions to address the CASTF’s “Attestation” charge.
(May 11, 2018)
Senior Casualty Fellow Kevin Ryan sent a comment letter to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors on their draft paper on climate change risks to the insurance sector. (April 27, 2018)
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting released a practice note on retained P/C insurance-related risk. (April 24, 2018)
Craig Hanna, director of public policy, presented to the NAIC's Climate Change and Global Warming (C) Working Group on the Actuaries Climate Index and the Actuaries Climate Risk Index.
(March 24, 2018)
The Workers’ Compensation Committee provided comments to the NAIC’s Workers’ Compensation Task Force, describing the difficulty of comparing rates from one state to another. (March 16, 2018)
Past Academy President Mary D. Miller submitted two letters from the Academy to the NAIC this week—one responding to NAIC’s Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force’s (CASTF) request for comments on the appointed actuary’s public attestation and supporting confidential documentation, and a second responding to CASTF’s request for proposals on the three-year experience period.
(March 9, 2018)
COPLFR sent a letter informing the NAIC's Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force of the results of research into Schedule P reporting practices. The Academy's survey looked at currency conversion and changes in intercompany quotashare pooling due to acquisition or divestiture. (February 15, 2018)
The Academy provided these comments in response to the NAIC’s exposure draft of the proposed Revised Qualified Actuary Definition for the Property/ Casualty (P/C) Actuarial Opinion Instructions. (February 12, 2018)
Senior Property and Casualty Fellow Kevin Ryan testified before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, commenting on legislation to prohibit the use of occupation, education, gender, and marital status as factors in determining private passenger automobile insurance rates. (February 8, 2018)
The Joint P&C/Health Bond Factors Analysis Work Group submitted a discussion draft of a report on P/C and Health bond factors for consideration by the NAIC’s Joint Health RBC and P/C RBC Drafting Group. 
(January 31, 2018)
The Academy released a summary of select significant regulatory and legislative developments in 2017 at the state, federal, and international levels of interest to the U.S. actuarial profession.
(January 12, 2018)