Current Research Projects
There are a number of ways CAS conducts research, the most popular being Call Paper Programs, Requests for Proposals and Working Parties. Announcements about projects from other organizations can be found here, also.
Call Paper Programs
Committees use this method to increase literature on specific topics. A program operates on either a one-year or two-year cycle. Finished papers end up published in the eForum and are often presented at CAS Meetings and Seminars.
2015 Call for Ratemaking Research Papers
2013 Non-Technical Reserve Call for Papers
2013 Reinsurance Call for Papers
Past Calls for Papers
Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
This process is used when there is a specific research question identified by a committee. Proposals are then sought from researchers to answer that research question.
- Request for Proposals: Medicare Secondary Payer Status –The Current and Future Impact on Workers Compensation
Determining the Impact of Climate Change on Insurance Risk and the Global Community-Phase II Request for Proposals
Call for Proposals Due December 31, 2012, for Volume 2 of Predictive Modeling Textbook
Request for Proposal Application of Property-Casualty Actuarial Methodologies to Credit Risk: Development of a Theory and Model
Request for Proposals on Contingent Capital
Request for Proposal Credit Risk Resources Compendium
Risk of Severe Inflation and Deflation on North American Financial Security Systems and Industries RFP
Determining the Impact of Climate Change on Insurance Risk and the Global Community
Recently Completed Research Projects
For a list of recently completed research projects, please go to our Past Projects page.
Research Annual Reports
The Actuarial Foundation
A joint project of CAS, SOA, and CIA, the Actuarial Foundation coordinates research projects across organizations. Grants from the participating organizations are awarded to researchers. The CAS also participates in an annual Individual Grant Competition with The Foundation, the SOA and the CIA
The North American Actuarial Council Collaborative Research Group
Formed in 2009, the North American Actuarial Council (NAA C) Collaborative Research Group works to coordinate and partner on important research activities among these North American actuarial organizations: the CAS, SOA , the Academy, CIA, Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Actuarial Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, the Asociación Mexicana de Actuarios, the Asociación Mexicana de Actuarios Consultores and the Colegio Nacional de Actuarios of Mexico.
RFP to examine the regulatory risk faced by insurance companies in North America and by their actuaries. Proposals must be received no later than Sept. 30, 2012.
Working Papers are works still in development. Authors put their works-in-progress up on the CAS site and solicit suggestions from readers.
Working Parties and Task Forces are formed, under the guidance of a Research Committee, with the specific charge to produce a research product or solve a research goal in a specified timeframe to help the CAS address long-standing research problems. The end result of a Working Party is often a written research paper or possible demonstration software.