Casualty Actuarial Society

2009 Annual Meeting Presentations

2009 Annual Meeting Presentations and Paper Audio Recordings

These presentations are available in either Power Point or PDF file format, unless otherwise indicated. You will need to download the following viewers to access the files:

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If a session handout is not online, unfortunately it was not submitted by the speaker and is not available.

Updated: 15 December 2009

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Monday, November 16

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Business Session, Address to New Members
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
General Session 1: Solvency Regulation
1:00p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 1:
C-9: Going Solo - The Self-employed Actuary
C-15: Measure Up? Gauging the Effectiveness of Price Monitoring Methods
C-24: The State of the Reinsurance Market
C-13: Introduction to Reserve Range Theory and Practical Model Application
C-2: Allocation of Capital Debate

P-2: Variance Paper and Report:
“NCCI’s 2007 Hazard Group Mapping”

NCCI Annual Loss Reserving Study

C-21: Speaking Persuasively with Confidence (Part I)
C-23: The Community Insurance Fraud Initiative (CIFI) and The Use of a Unique Insurance Database in the Effort – A Five Year Retrospective
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session 2:
C-1: A Robust Bayesian Loss Development Model: Concept and Implementation in R
C-7: Do You Know the Rules of the Road?
C-24: The State of the Reinsurance Market
C-27: Usage Based Pricing - How Long Before it Becomes the Norm?
C-25: Topics in Predictive Modeling
C-22: Speaking Persuasively with Confidence (Part II)
C-19: Regulatory Actuaries: An Insider's Perspective

Tuesday, November 17

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
General Session 2: Climate Risk Reporting and Monitoring
General Session 3: Actuarial Accounting - A Cautionary Report
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session 3:
C-8: Evolving Accounting Standards
C-17: Predictive Modeling for Homeowners Insurance
C-26: Unique Professionalism Considerations for Self-Insured Public Entities
C-28: Workers Compensation - Along for the Ride on the National Medical Train!
C-3: Black Swans and Red Herrings: Varieties of Model Risk
P-5: Paper Session 5
2009 Charles A. Hachemeister Award: “The Prediction Error of Bornhuetter/Ferguson”
C-18: Professional Liability and the Economy
P-6: Variance Paper:
Property-Liability Insurance Loss Reserve Ranges Based on Economic Value
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Joint Risk Management Section Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 4:
C-11: Introducing R: An Interactive Environment for Actuarial Modeling (Part I)
C-10: Impact of the Deregulation of Massachusetts Personal Auto Insurance
C-29: Workers Compensation Research Institute Panel
P-4: Paper Session 4
2009 ARIA Prize Paper: "Natural Disaster Insurance and the Equity-Efficiency Trade-off"
P-1: Variance Paper and SSRN Working Paper:
“Claim Reserving: Performance Testing and the Control Cycle”
“Claim Severities, Claim Relativities, and Age: Evidence from SOA Group Health Data”

Wednesday, November 18

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session 5
C-12: R in Action: Three Case Studies for Actuarial Modeling (Part II)
C-16: Non-Life Insurance in Japan --- Automobile Insurance & Fire Insurance
C-5: Climate Change: Fact vs. Fiction and Implications for Our Business
C-6: Consumer Credit Trends: Key Learnings and Conclusions
P-3: Variance Papers:
Obtaining Predictive Distributions for Reserves Which Incorporate Expert Opinion
“Stochastic Loss Reserving with the Collective Risk Model”
C-26: Unique Professionalism Considerations for Self-Insured Public Entities
C-4: CAS Examination Process
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
General Session 4: Federal Regulation – Yes or No

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