Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We see the value that an array of backgrounds and experiences bring to our profession, from first-time exam-takers to our top levels of leadership. Join us in our efforts to remove barriers and celebrate everything our community brings to the table.

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Learn more about Race, Gender, and Meritocracy in the first video from our Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series.

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CAS Strategic Approach to DE&I

Adopted by CAS Board of Directors, February 14, 2022

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive actuarial community in which all members are encouraged to contribute to the advancement of the profession.

The CAS promotes involvement and advancement in the property/casualty (P&C) actuarial profession regardless of characteristics of a person’s identity. Our merit-based credentialling process, in which exam grading is blind to a candidate’s personal information, is an essential component of our structure, and one we will always uphold.

Despite this, data shows that certain groups are significantly underrepresented among actuaries when compared to other STEM fields and the insurance industry. Our 2018 research revealed gaps in awareness and access to support resources that contribute to this issue. Data also shows that certain groups are underrepresented in leadership within the CAS.

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To promote equality of opportunity along the entire actuarial career path and to foster a sense of belonging and community among members of all identities, the CAS pledges to:

  • Listen to those who best understand the challenges impacting their own communities in developing solutions to increase representation and inclusion, especially through strategic partnerships with other organizations*.
  • Narrow the gaps in awareness of the actuarial profession and access to influencers and role models.
  • Set goals for improved awareness of the profession in the United States as measured by the distribution of students early in the pipeline. The goals will be informed by insurance industry and STEM degree benchmarks, and we will maintain transparency and accountability around progress and challenges.
  • Increase the financial accessibility of our credentialling program.
  • Encourage equal opportunities for members to develop and advance to leadership within CAS volunteer roles.
  • Offer optional continuing education for general business skills related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Advance the body of knowledge of the P&C actuarial profession through research and education on issues of unintended bias in insurance, in collaboration with stakeholders in the insurance and financial services industries.
  • Work closely with international partners in support of diversity and inclusion efforts outside of the United States.

*Including, but not limited to, Abacus Actuaries, International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), Network of Actuarial Women and Allies (NAWA), Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA), Sexuality and Gender Alliance of Actuaries (SAGAA) and South Asian Network of Actuaries (SANA).

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• In the COMMUNITIES menu, select ALL COMMUNITIES.
• Scroll down to Diversity Impact Group and select JOIN.
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