Actuarial Review Return to Main Page

Nashville to Host CAS Ratemaking Seminar

by John J. Winkleman Jr.

Insurance professionals can expect to learn about a variety of topics at the CAS 1999 Seminar on Ratemaking, one of the most popular CAS educational events. Offering more than 50 sessions, the seminar will be held March 11-12 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Attending the Ratemaking Seminar can keep an actuary current on many ratemaking topics and is one of the easiest ways to satisfy continuing education requirements," said John Winkleman, chair of the Ratemaking Seminar Committee. "The committee is always interested in keeping the seminar fresh, so this year we're offering 14 new topics," Winkleman continued.

New sessions for 1999 include "Introduction to Data Management," "Actuarial Data Quality Standards," "Pricing Adverse Loss Reserve Covers," "Sport Utility Vehicles and Auto Insurance Cost," plus topics on health care, the year 2000 problem, and product development. In addition, the seminar will feature sessions with authors presenting their papers selected from the 1998 call paper program, "Evaluation of Non-Loss Reserves."

One seminar highlight is the introductory track, which covers standard ratemaking techniques for the major lines of business. The track is intended for actuarial candidates, underwriters, and those who may not be very familiar with specific concepts or types of insurance. Other seminar sessions will cover catastrophes, data management, reinsurance, workers compensation, dynamic financial analysis, and managed care.

The CAS will post a list of attendees on the CAS Web Site one week before the seminar. The list will also be available at the seminar. For more information on registration and accommodations, contact the CAS.