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CAS COVID-19 Call for Essays Deadline Extended

Deadline Extended to October 15, 2020

The Casualty Actuarial Society is pleased to announce a call for essays on the property-casualty insurance implications of COVID-19.

As COVID-19 and related government-issued stay-at-home orders have impacted the P&C industry in a number of ways, the CAS would like to know how P&C actuaries, actuarial science academics, insurance industry professionals and risk managers are responding to the crisis. The CAS is looking for individuals to prepare short essays addressing a variety of COVID-19-related topics.

Essays should address:

  • Particular challenge(s) that the P&C insurance industry is facing as a result
  • Identification of the problem(s) encountered by the profession and the industry
  • Suggestions for possible solutions, how the industry may respond to satisfy the insured while maintain financial stability and strength of the industry

Suggested topics include impact of COVID-19 on:

  • Business interruption
  • Commercial and private auto insurance
  • D&O coverage
  • General liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Reinsurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Workers compensation
  • Collection of data
  • Equity markets and interest rates
  • Use of data visualization to express quantitative ideas
  • Reflection of extreme events in pricing
  • Non-financial elements of risk management for insurance companies and other organizations

Completed essays are due by October 15, 2020. Each essay should be no more than three pages (approximately 2,000 words or less).

Prizes may be awarded for worthy essays from a prize fund of $4,000.

Essays will be published on the CAS website by November 2020, and authors may be invited to present their essay during a concurrent session at the 2021 CAS Spring Meeting.

A group of reviewers will make the final determination of which essays are published, which authors are invited to present their essays, and whether any essays will be recognized with an award from the prize fund.

Please submit essays via email to Karen Sonnet at

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