Casualty Actuarial Society

Professional Education

2008 Annual Meeting Presentations and Audio Recordings

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Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2008.
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Monday, November 17

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
G-1: Understanding Capital and When You Really Need It - Lessons Learned or Not Learned From Sub Prime

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1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
C-1: Actuarial Standard Of Practice 43
C-2: Actuaries Succeeding in Enterprise Risk Management
C-14: How Will Predictive Modeling Change the P/C Industry Over the Next 5-10 Years
C-15: Insurance Regulation in the (Wild) West - Update on Current Issues
C-18: Mergers & Acquisitions: Current Environment
C-24: Outsourcing, Offshoring & Importing Actuarial Talent
C-19: Mortgage Insurance Market Developments and Outlook
C-27: The Actuary's Role in the General Insurance Market 'Down Under'

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3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
C-5: Auto Frequency - is it Leveling Off or Is It Still Increasing
C-10: Creating the Dynamic Actuary
C-16: Integration of Pricing and Reserving Functions - Talking to the "Other" Actuaries
C-23: New York Workers Compensation Reforms--Progress to Date
C-25: Predictive Modeling for Reserving
C-26: Seasoned Actuaries Section
C-29: Time Horizon in Risk Assessment
Paper Session 2:
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"Hierarchical Growth Curve Models for Loss Reserving"
"We're Skewed -- The Bias in Small Samples from Skewed Distributions"

Tuesday, November 18

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
G-2: Predictive Models, Innovation and Regulation: Markets Constrained
G-3: Surveys of Reserving Methods

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10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
C-3: Advanced Communication Skills for Actuaries -- Part I
C-22: New Developments in the Psychology of Risk Behaviors and Their Implications for the Insurance Industry
C-6: California Workers' Compensation Update
C-11: Emerging Exposures
C-17: Loss Reserving with R
C-32: What's Driving the Decline in Medical Malpractice Claim Frequency?
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"Distinguishing the Forest from the TREES"
"Parameterizing Payout Lag Time Distributions"

C-28: The Rules of the Road for Actuaries
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
C-4: Advanced Communication Skills for Actuaries--Part II
C-7: CAS Examination Process
C-8: Claim Fraud Modeling
C-12: Fair Value and International Accounting Update
C-20: NCCI Update of Country-wide Reserve Analysis and Current Events

Wednesday, November 19

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
C-9: Cost of Capital and Discounting Loss Reserves
C-13: Healthcare Industry - Issues affecting both SOA and CAS Actuaries
C-21: New Claims Practices
C-30: Timeline Simulation: Theory and Practice
C-31: Underwriting Audits - What Should Actuaries Do?
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
G4: Case Studies in ERM


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