Casualty Actuarial Society

The New NAIC ORSA Requirements - Latest Developments

The New NAIC ORSA Requirements – Latest Developments

August 14, 2012
12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern


The International Association of Insurance Supervisors has adopted core principles for insurance solvency regulation that include an Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) requirement. The NAIC has responded by developing a new ORSA requirement for US insurers, and is now conducting a pilot with about a dozen insurers. Requirements for ORSA are being implemented in Europe as part of Solvency II, and in Bermuda, Canada, Japan, Australia, as well. In this webinar, we will provide an update on the latest developments in ORSA, describe some of the issues that are emerging, and discuss how the ORSA will fundamentally change the way management approaches strategic planning and enterprise risk and capital management. We'll look at the new NAIC requirements and what they mean for insurers, with focus on common questions and concerns about getting started with implementation.


Anthony Shapella, Towers Watson
Anthony Shapella is a management consultant in Towers Watson's property and casualty insurance practice. In this role, he assists clients with enterprise risk and capital management implementation, strategic and competitive analyses, regulatory and rating agency issues, and planning support for complex multi-phased projects. He also serves as the Secretariat for the North American CRO Council – an association of Chief Risk Officers from 28 of the leading insurance companies in North America.

Anthony graduated magna cum laude with honors from Mount Saint Mary's College and holds an MBA with honors from Temple University's Fox School of Business. He has written several papers on the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment and was recently awarded a prize by the Joint Risk Management Section of the SOA/CAS/CIA for his paper "Understand ORSA Before Implementing It."

Stephen Lowe, Towers Watson
Steve Lowe is Managing Director of Towers Watson's global property and casualty insurance practice. With over 30 years in consulting, he has wide experience in virtually all aspects of insurance operations. Steve specializes in helping clients with issues relating to the interplay between risk, capital and value creation. His experience includes work with the NAIC on the initial implementation of risk-based capital; and the development of what is arguably the first functioning economic capital model, for Renaissance Re.

Steve is a BS in Mathematics from Union College, and has taken courses towards a Masters in Economics at Trinity College. His professional designations include FCAS, MAAA, and CERA. He is a two-time winner of the Michelbacher prize for papers on risk management. His most recent paper is Risk Horizon and the Measurement of General Insurance Risk.

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