Casualty News

The Price Optimization Task Force submitted a comment letter to the NAIC’s Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force (CASTF) on its Price Optimization White Paper.
(April 15, 2015)
The Casualty Practice Council submitted a letter to the NAIC’s Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force on the CPC’s process for approving member actuaries to sign P/C NAIC opinions. (April 9, 2015)
Academy President Mary D. Miller presented “Risks to Property and Casualty Insurers” at the NAIC’s Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) event on pandemics. (March 27, 2015)
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Subcommittee of the Casualty Practice Council sent a comment letter to the Federal Insurance Office of the Department of the Treasury regarding the process by which terrorist events are certified for purposes of triggering the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (as recently amended). (March 6, 2015)
The Casualty Practice Council submitted comments to the Actuarial Standards Board on an exposure draft of a proposed Actuarial Standard of Practice (ASOP) on modeling. (March 4, 2015)
The Casualty Practice Council submitted comments on the Casualty Actuarial Society’s statement of principles on P&C ratemaking exposure draft. (January 31, 2015)
The Casualty Practice Council submitted comments to the Actuarial Standards Board on an exposure draft of a proposed Actuarial Standard of Practice on Property/Casualty Ratemaking. (January 31, 2015)
The Academy published a new Essential Elements paper, Climate Change, on the increased losses borne by businesses, homeowners, and insurers caused by hurricanes, severe storms, tornadoes, and other weather-related events. The Essential Elements series is designed to make actuarial analyses of public-policy issues clearer to general audiences. (January 29, 2015)
Life Capital Adequacy Committee, Property and Casualty Risk-Based Capital Committee, and Health Solvency Work Group comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on operational risk issues. (January 7, 2015)
The Committee on Property & Liability Financial Reporting (COPLFR) published an update of its paper, Overview for P/C Insurers' Audit Committees: Effective Use of Actuarial Loss Reserves Expertise. (December 10, 2014)
Mike Angelina, the Academy’s immediate past vice-president for casualty, made a presentation to the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) Task Force (CASTF) at the Fall NAIC Meeting on the public policy implications raised by the practice of price optimization in ratemaking. (November 20, 2014)
Representatives of the Actuarial Climate Volatility Index Subcommittee presented “Implications for Increasing Catastrophe Volatility on Insurers and Consumers” that updated progress on the development of an Actuaries Climate Index and Actuaries Climate Risk Index at the NAIC’s Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) Symposium. (October 7, 2014)
The P/C Risk-Based Capital Committee submitted comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on the Reinsurance Association of America's updated proposal on reinsurance credit risk factors. (October 1, 2014)
Representatives of the Actuarial Climate Volatility Index Subcommittee made a presentation to the NAIC’s Climate Change and Global Warming Working Group on the ongoing development of an Actuaries Climate Index and Actuaries Climate Risk Index. (August 17, 2014)
The Casualty Practice Council sent letter to U.S. House leaders on the TRIA Reform Act of 2014 in support of reauthorizing the terrorism risk insurance program and maintaining a government backstop for a peril that is difficult to fully insure in the private market. (July 16, 2014)
Several Academy members presented at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ summer meeting in Boston, July 9-13. Mike Angelina, vice president of the Casualty Practice Council, presented on the evolving role of the private market in providing flood insurance, and Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett offered an update on principle-based reserving (PBR) implementation that included a legislation-in-brief document and FAQs. Ellen Kleinstuber, vice-chairperson of the Pension Committee, discussed NCOIL’s proposed Pension De-Risking Model Act in the wake of the Pension Committee sending a letter to NCOIL on the proposal last week. (July 12, 2014)
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting submitted a comment letter to the NAIC's Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force on proposed changes to IRIS ratios 11, 12, and 13, which would add adjusting and other expenses to the basis for calculating those ratios. (July 10, 2014)
The Academy released a new Essential Elements paper, Terrorism Risk Insurance, that explores the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, how terrorism insurance is different from other types of insurance, and the case for extending the program. Essential Elements is a series designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences. (June 30, 2014)
The Casualty Practice Council submitted comments on the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Statement of Principles on P&C Ratemaking revised draft. (June 20, 2014)
The Auto Insurance Committee submitted comments to the Federal Insurance Office on issues surrounding monitoring the availability and affordability of auto insurance. The comments addressed the definition of affordability, and the metrics and data sources to use when monitoring the extent to which low- and moderate-income consumers have access to affordable auto insurance. (June 9, 2014)