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.
The P&C Committee on Equity and Fairness submitted comments to the Colorado Division of Insurance on its life insurance draft regulation on governance and risk management framework requirements and its applicability to private passenger automobile insurance.( )
Academy Casualty Policy Analyst Rob Fischer presented to the NAIC’s Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) Task Force (CASTF) on behalf of Casualty Practice Council and Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting (COPLFR) on recent publications and future work products expected for release in December 2023 and early 2024.( )
Derek Jones, chairperson of the Workers’ Compensation Committee, presented on the committee's issue brief, Navigating Workers’ Compensation and Medical Marijuana, during the National Council of Insurance Legislator's Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH.( )
Ron Wilkins, chairperson of the P&C Risk-Based Capital Committee, presented to the NAIC Property and Casualty Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group and the Catastrophe Risk (E) Subgroup on the Academy’s recently released report to the NAIC on P&C Underwriting Factors and Investment Income Adjustment (IIA) Factors.( )
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting (COPLFR) submitted a comment letter to the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) on the second exposure draft of ASOP No. 36, Statements of Actuarial Opinion Regarding Property/Casualty Loss and Loss Adjustment Expense Reserves.( )
The Committee on Cyber Risk released a new chapter in the Cyber Risk Toolkit, "Personal Cyber: An Intro to Risk Reduction and Mitigation Strategies." The chapter identifies some of the penetration points of cyberattacks from an individual’s perspective and examines how an individual can work to minimize their risk of being hacked.( )
The Life Practice Council and Casualty Practice Council submitted comments to the Colorado Division of Insurance on its draft regulation, Concerning Quantitative Testing of External Consumer Data and Information Sources, Algorithms, and Predictive Models Used for Life Insurance Underwriting for Unfairly Discriminatory Outcomes. The comments reiterated support for Colorado’s initiative to prevent unfairly discriminatory practices in insurance and shared actuarial perspectives related to the design of the data testing requirement.( )
P/C Committee on Equity and Fairness Chairperson Lauren Cavanaugh and Vice Chairperson Susan Kent presented at the Colorado Division of Insurance’s stakeholder meeting on Unfair Discrimination in Insurance Practices, focusing on private passenger auto insurance. They cited key points, illustrative examples, and the committee’s February issue brief, Approaches to Identify and/or Mitigate Bias in Property and Casualty Insurance.( )
The Committee on Cyber Risk released a new chapter in the Cyber Risk Toolkit, "Digital Assets and Their Current Roles Within Cybercrime." The paper seeks to provide a baseline understanding of digital assets for insurance industry practitioners whose lines of business may interact with digital assets and highlight recent trends surrounding their use within cybercrime.( )
The P/C Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee submitted a comment letter to the California Department of Insurance for the Department's upcoming public workshop on Catastrophe Modeling and Insurance.( )
The Committee on Property Liability and Financial Reporting (COPLFR) submitted a comment letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on an exposure on Micro-Captive Listed Transactions and Micro-Captive Transactions of Interest.( )
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.( )
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.
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)
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)