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.
Workers’ compensation issues as they relate to property and casualty actuarial practice.
Financial reporting and loss reserving issues in property/casualty actuarial practice.
Risk-based capital issues in property and casualty actuarial practice, including its treatment by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Soundness and solvency issues facing property and casualty insurance companies.
The Casualty Practice Council submitted a comment letter to the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) on the second exposure draft of ASOP No. 29, Expense Provisions in Property/Casualty Insurance Ratemaking.
The Committee on Property Liability and Financial Reporting (COPLFR) submitted a comment letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) Task Force proposing a modification to the Annual Statement blank that would eliminate the distinction between “short-tailed” and “long-tailed” lines of business in Schedule P.( )
The Committee on Property Liability and Financial Reporting (COPLFR) and the Health Practice Council’s Committee on Financial Reporting and Solvency submitted a comment letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Blanks Working Group on proposed exposure to add instructions for the appointed actuary and qualified actuary contacts to the Jurat electronic only section in order to address any actuarial questions.( )
The Workers' Compensation Committee released an issue brief providing an overview of medical marijuana laws and court cases—and the impact they have on the workers’ compensation system—to help actuaries navigate the complicated legal landscape.( )
Ronald Wilkins, vice chairperson of the Property and Casualty Risk-Based Capital (P/C RBC) Committee, presented preliminary results to NAIC's Property and Casualty Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group to recalibrate the reserve and premium risk charges—notably, for investment income.( )
Casualty Practice Council (CPC) Vice Chairperson Dee Dee Mays and Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting (COPLFR) Chairperson Stephen Koca presented to the NAIC’s Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) Task Force (CASTF) on behalf of the CPC and COPLFR on recent publications and future work products expected for release in 2023.( )
The Life Practice Council, Health Practice Council, and Casualty Practice Council submitted a joint comment letter to the Colorado Division of Insurance on its recent exposure of a draft regulation on Governance and Risk Management Framework Requirements for Life Insurance Carriers’ Use of External Consumer Data and Information Sources, Algorithms, and Predictive Models: the first exposed implementation regulation for Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S.) § 10-3-1104.9, signed into law on July 6, 2021.( )
The P/C Committee on Equity and Fairness released an issue brief that provides a survey of methods aimed at helping to identify and/or mitigate bias in rating for property and casualty lines.( )
The Life Practice Council and the Casualty Practice Council submitted a joint comment letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (H) Working Group on its Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Model and Data Regulatory Questions Exposure.( )
The P/C Committee on Equity and Fairness sent a comment letter to the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) on the DISB’s request for comment on its draft data call to support their study of unintentional bias in automobile insurance.( )
The latest update to the Committee on Cyber Risk’s Cyber Risk Toolkit includes a revised section on ransomware. The toolkit, released originally in 2021, is updated regularly with the latest information on cyber risk and cybersecurity-related developments.( )
Casualty Practice Council (CPC) Outgoing Vice President, Lauren Cavanaugh and Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting (COPLFR) Chairperson Derek Freihaut presented to the NAIC’s Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) Task Force (CASTF) on behalf of the CPC and COPLFR on recent publications and future work products expected for release in early 2023.( )
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting (COPLFR) released the update to the Risk Transfer Practice Note (last updated in 2007). The Risk Transfer Practice Note includes definitions and relationships between regulatory treatments of risk transfer, e.g., U.S. statutory, U.S. GAAP, IFRS 4 and IFRS 17, and Solvency II; the process for determination of risk transfer; current techniques used in practice for determining risk transfer; and risk transfer documentation.( )
Comment letter from the Casualty Practice Council, submitted to the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) on the exposure draft of ASOP 41, Actuarial Communications.( )
Comment letter from the Casualty Practice Council, submitted to the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) on the exposure draft of ASOP 20, Discounting of Property/Casualty Unpaid Claim Estimates.( )
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.
Analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public.
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.
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 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.
Cyber Risk Task Force Updates Cyber Risk Toolkit
The American Academy of Actuaries’ Cyber Risk Toolkit, developed by the Academy’s Cyber Risk Task Force, is comprised of a series of papers addressing issues pertinent to cyber risk insurance and cyber exposure. Since the initial publication of the Cyber Risk Toolkit, this document has been updated to include the “War, Cyberterrorism, and Cyber Insurance” section and the “Cyber Risk Resource Guide” section. The toolkit will continue to be updated periodically to reflect new and emerging work from the task force. (February 24, 2022)
Cyber Risk Task Force Publishes Cyber Risk Toolkit
The Cyber Risk Task Force released a collection of publications combined together in the Cyber Risk Toolkit. The toolkit is intended to be a resource for interested readers of the general public, public policymakers, the actuarial profession, the insurance sector, and other stakeholders. The toolkit is comprised of an Introduction to Cyber, Cyber Threat Landscape, Silent Cyber, an Introduction to Cyber Data, Cyber Risk Accumulation, Cyber Risk Reinsurance Issues, and Ransomware. The toolkit may be updated periodically to reflect new and emerging work from the task force. (August 25, 2021)