P/C Resource Library
The Casualty Actuarial Society has developed a Property and Casualty Resource Library, created specifically for professors who teach actuarial science and related courses and are a member of Academic Central.
The library's purpose is to house materials that a professor can use to develop or enhance a course on property and casualty actuarial techniques at the university level. The materials can also be used to incorporate property and casualty concepts into a broader course. The library is organized around a set of three sample syllabi and a menu of supporting resources.
CAS Sample Syllabi
The CAS has developed three course syllabi that each span one semester and cover introductory property and casualty actuarial topics. The syllabi are available to support in the development of a new university course or as a reference to enhance an existing course.
Articles and Texts
The articles and texts referenced in the sample syllabi can be easily accessed and downloaded according to the specific course topic: ratemaking or reserving.
The complete set of articles and texts listed in the Introduction to Ratemaking Course Syllabus are available for download.
Some examples of articles and texts:
- Basic Ratemaking
- Basics of Reinsurance Pricing
- A Practitioner's Guide to Generalized Linear Models
The complete set of articles and texts listed in the Introduction to Reserving Course Syllabus are available for download.
Some examples of articles and texts:
- Estimating Unpaid Claims Using Basic Techniques
- Claims Development by Layer
- Bootstrap Modeling: Beyond the Basics
The Casualty Actuarial Society resources include a series of property and casualty case studies designed for use in the classroom, and information on CAS Exam learning objectives.
CAS has developed five Property & Casualty Case Studies designed for professors to use in the classroom on the topics of:
- Automobile Insurance
- Catastrophe Modeling
Information has been pulled from the CAS Syllabus of Basic Education and the previous four Examiner's Reports for CAS Exam 5: Basic Techniques for Ratemaking and Estimating Claim Liabilities, to create a spreadsheet that identifies the learning objectives for CAS Exam 5, and the historical exam questions that link to target learning objectives.
There are a number of industry resources including data sources, industry articles and webpages that you may want to incorporate into your property and casualty course.
Data sources have been identified from within and outside the CAS for potential use in a course project or assignment.
- Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey
- Loss Reserving Data Pulled From NAIC Schedule P
The CAS invited university professors teaching property and casualty courses to submit their course syllabi for use as examples. We welcome additional examples and plan to continue to populate the folder as new syllabi are provided.
Class slides, student presentations, homework assignments: these are a few of the resources that have been submitted to the CAS for use by other universities. This folder contains a set of introductory course materials provided by Professor Camille Minogue at Simon Fraser University. We welcome additional examples and plan to continue to populate this folder as new materials are provided.View all University Course Materials
The CAS Property and Casualty Resource Library is intended to be dynamic. Therefore, we welcome members of the CAS Academic Central Community to contribute to the enhancement and expansion of the library. If you'd like to submit resources to be considered for inclusion, for example: syllabi, course materials, and articles, contact CAS University Engagement Manager, Tamar Gertner at Tgertner@casact.org.
If you'd like to submit resources to be considered for inclusion, for example: syllabi, course materials, and articles, or have questions about accessing the library, contact CAS University Engagement Manager, Tamar Gertner at Tgertner@casact.org.
The Casualty Actuarial Society thanks the University Engagement Committee's Academic Working Group for writing and sourcing materials to develop the CAS Property and Casualty Resource Library.