Casualty Actuarial Society

2018 Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar

General Information

Paperless Meeting

Green seminars incorporate environmental considerations to minimize negative impacts on the environment. The CAS has taken a step in that direction by making the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar “paperless,” which means:

  • Paper copies of session handouts will not be provided in the meeting rooms.
  • Paper copies of the list of attendees will not be distributed, though a few copies will be available for review at the CLRS registration desk.
  • Seminar evaluations will be administered online; Session slides will be posted on the CAS Web Site at least two weeks in advance of the CLRS so that attendees can download, print, and bring handouts as desired. Please note that not every presenter will choose to provide a presentation for his or her session.

Once at the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar, attendees are encouraged to view the list of attendees online, complete the online evaluation forms, and download presentations to a USB flash drive for the sessions they attend.

The CAS appreciates your participation in this effort to reduce the Seminar’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

Continuing Education Credit

Chartered property casualty underwriters (CPCUs) attending this year’s Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar will be awarded a maximum of 10 points under the Continuing Professional Development Program for CPCUs. Forms to receive credit will be available at the seminar.

The CAS Continuing Education Policy applies to all ACAS and FCAS members who provide actuarial services. Actuarial services are defined in the CAS Code of Professional Conduct as “professional services provided to a Principal by an individual acting in the capacity of an actuary. Such services include the rendering of advice, recommendations, findings, or opinions based upon actuarial considerations.”

Members who are or could be subject to the continuing education requirements of a national actuarial organization can meet the requirements of the CAS Continuing Education Policy by satisfying the continuing education requirements established by a national actuarial organization recognized by the Policy.

This activity may qualify for up to 15* CE Credits for the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar for CAS members. Workshop attendees may add a maximum of 7.2* CE Credits. Those attendees who participate in a Roundtable Discussion can add up to .9* CE Credits for each session. Participants should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CAS members earn 1 CE Credit per 50 minutes of educational session time not to include breaks or lunch.

*The amount of CE credit that can be earned for participating in this activity must be assessed by the individual attendee. It also may be different for individuals who are subject to the requirements of organizations other than the American Academy of Actuaries.


Business casual attire is suggested for all sessions as well as the receptions on both evenings. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions. In Philadelphia, the average high temperature during September is 78 degrees and the average low is 58 degrees.