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.
Financial reporting and loss reserving issues in property/casualty actuarial practice.
The Casualty Practice Council commented on H.R. 7011, a proposal to facilitate expansion of Business Interruption insurance to include future pandemic events.( )
The Workers’ Compensation Committee released an issue brief, Presumptive Benefits in Workers’ Compensation: Emerging Issues Before and After COVID-19, which covers what workers’ compensation presumption of benefits means, how laws vary by state, what occupations are covered by presumptions, what injuries or diseases are classified as presumptive, who is eligible, how claims can be rebuttable by the employers, what are the cost elements of workers’ compensation presumptions, and other cost considerations.( )
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting has issued a set of questions and answers regarding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on P/C financial reporting.( )
The Cyber Risk Task Force sent comments to the Government Accountability Office regarding cyber-attacks and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.( )
Academy Senior Casualty Fellow Rich Gibson remotely presented an overview and updates on the Actuaries Climate Index and the Actuaries Climate Risk Index at the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Virtual Spring Meeting.( )
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting submitted comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Blanks Working Group, regarding proposed instructions for the 2020 P&C Statement of Actuarial Opinion.( )
The American Academy of Actuaries submitted a letter to members of the Blanks Working Group regarding their proposal on the certification of continuing education (“CE”) compliance by “Appointed Actuaries” who sign statements of actuarial opinion for property and casualty insurers.( )
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting submitted comments on the CAS/SOA proposed new form for P/C Appointed Actuaries to report their continuing education activities.( )
The Casualty Practice Council submitted comments to the Actuarial Standards Board regarding a proposed new ASOP on rate-filing by property/casualty insurers.( )
As part of its continuing public policy research program providing objective and independent information based on actuarial analysis, the American Academy of Actuaries today introduced the first model and results of the Actuaries Climate Risk Index (ACRI), which provides results associating dollar estimates of property losses in the United States with changes in extreme weather.
The Academy has long been the most reliable and credible source of objective, independent, and nonpartisan information about actuarial matters that can and do affect public policy decisions in the U.S. We are now releasing the ACRI to provide that objective and independent analysis to assist in answering the question: Are the extreme weather conditions that result from a changing climate producing increased property losses?
The findings contained in version 1.0 of the ACRI are the culmination of years of research. We are presenting them now in the spirit of objective, transparent scientific inquiry and statistical rigor. Read the report.( )
The Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee responded to the NAIC's Catastrophe Risk Subgroup's request for additional information about wildfires.( )
The P/C Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee presented a report on the Academy’s issue paper Wildfire: Lessons Learned from the 2017-2018 California Events to the NAIC’s P/C RBC Catastrophe Risk Subgroup. They also updated the NAIC on the Actuaries Climate Index.( )
The Casualty Practice Council sent comment letters to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services and to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs encouraging long-term extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.( )
The P/C Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee has released an updated monograph on the National Flood Insurance Program. Building on the 2017 document prepared by the Flood Insurance Work Group, the paper includes data from the 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons.( )
Casualty Public Statements
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.