2021 Virtual Spring Meeting

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About This Event

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This year the Casualty Actuarial Society will be having the Spring Meeting as a completely virtual event, May 24-27, 2021. This virtual meeting has opportunities for education and networking, all in an immersive environment designed to make you feel like you are at an in-person meeting --all with no travel, no additional expenses, and from the convenience of your own desk.

The Annual and Spring Meeting Planning Committee is putting on this four-day event with:

For the educational sessions taking place Tuesday –Thursday, you can register for one day, two, or all three days at a discount. We have scheduled breaks to allow you to interact with other attendees or to take care of your own work.

New This Year!

  • Attendee Boxes–The first 100 U.S.Residents that register by April 9 will receive in the mail an attendee box with snacks, CAS branded items,and sponsored giveaways.

Virtual Spring Meeting Features

  • Lobby–This virtual hall will be your hub to all aspects of the event, including:
  • Theater–Sessions will take place in a webinar-like theater
  • Lounge–Network with other attendees at the virtual seminar, chat about specific topics or give your impressions of the sessions
  • Resources–Download presentation materials for you to use in your work
  • Help Desk–Get all your technical support questions answered at the staffed help desk

Also, participate in the badge game! Badges are given for being the most engaging attendee at the seminar. Compete with other attendees on the leader board!

Event information

Casualty Actuarial Society’s Envisioned Future (from the CAS Strategic Plan)

The CAS will be recognized globally as the premier organization in advancing the practice and application of casualty actuarial science and educating professionals in general insurance, including property-casualty and similar risk exposure.

Continuing Education Credits

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 18.9(at least 6.3per day) CE credits for the Spring Meeting for CAS members. 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.

Note: 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.

Speakers Opinions

The opinions expressed by speakers at this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the CAS.

Contact Information

  • For more information on Spring Meeting content, please contact Dave Core, CAS Director of Professional Education and Research, at dcore@casact.org.
  • For more information on attendee registration, please email acs@casact.org.
  • For more information on the SpringMeeting other than registration or content issues, please email meetings@casact.org.
  • For more information on other CAS opportunities or administrative policies such as complaints and refunds,please contact the CAS Office at (703) 276-3100 or visit the CAS website.

Technical Information

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Registration information

ALL registrations must be received by end of day on Thursday, May 20.

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When registering for this event online, please select your reg type to see the event fees available.
 

Registration Fees

 

 Reg. Fee by May 7

 Late Reg. Fee after May 7

CAS/iCAS Member, Affiliate, Subscriber, Active Candidate*, or Member of a Worldwide Actuarial Association

Individual 1-Day, must select specific day(s)

$250

$350

Individual 3-Day Full Event

$650

$750

CAS/iCAS Member Government Employee/Retired Member

Individual 1-Day, must select specific day(s)

$125

$225

Individual 3-Day Full Event

$325

$425

CAS Academic Central Member **

Individual 1-Day, must select specific day(s)

$0

Individual 3-Day Full Event

$0

Non-CAS/iCAS Member

Individual 1-Day, must select specific day(s)

$350

$450

Individual 3-Day Full Event

$750

$850

Non-CAS/iCAS Member, Government Employee

Individual 1-Day, must select specific day(s)

$175

$275

Individual 3-Day Full Event

$375

$475

* An Active Candidate is a non-CAS member who has attempted at least one actuarial exam in the last two years.

** Limited to Members of CAS Academic Central for up to three national CAS meetings or seminars each year.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received by the CAS Office on or before May 7, 2021, less a $100 processing fee. Only written cancellations will be honored. Please send cancellation requests via fax to (703) 276-3108 or email to refund@casact.org.

In the rare event that a CAS meeting is canceled, participants receive a full refund for registration fees paid.

Group registration

ALL registrations must be received by end of day on Thursday, May 20.

If you are interested in registering six (or more) of your employees for the full Virtual CAS Spring Meeting, we have discount pricing as listed below! Please note that the only discount will be for the full event, though it will apply to both CAS members and non-members.


Reg Types

Normal Price

Discounted Price

6 bulk - full event only

$3,900

$3,250

12 bulk - full event only

$7,800

$6,500

18 bulk - full event only

$11,700

$9,750

24 bulk - full event only

$15,600

$13,000

Once a bulk registration is purchased, the purchaser will be emailed a discount code unique to their organization. This discount code will allow that organization’s employees (in increments of six) to self-register for the Virtual CAS Spring Meeting for free. Specific registration details will be provided with the discount code.

How to Register

Instructions

For the employer to obtain this code, they will need to:
1. Login to CAS Store
2. One representative from an organization  registers for the quantity of bulk registrations (in multitudes of 6), add to cart, and complete the purchase.
3. The representative will receive an email from the CAS with the discount code to distribute to the correlated number of employees (if purchasing a bulk of 6, you will distribute the code to 6 employees; if purchasing a bulk of 12, you will distribute the code to 12 employees, etc.)

Once an Employer has the code and distributed it to the appropriate number of employees, individual employees should:
1. Login to CAS Store to register for the CAS Spring Meeting
2. Add Full Event Individual Registration to the cart, regardless of price shown.
3. Apply the discount code - this will give them a zero-balance fee
4. Click next until they ‘Submit Order’ and receive a confirmation email
5. A confirmation email will be issued upon completion of registration. Another email will follow closer to the event date that will include login instructions.

Individuals may find this sample registration video helpful: https://www.pathlms.com/cas/courses/10996/video_presentations/127432

Program guide
Planning committee

Frank Gribbon, Co-Chairperson
David Core, Co-Chairperson
Meagan Mirkovich, Vice Chairperson
Aaron Hillebrandt, Vice Chairperson

Carl Ashenbrenner
Berna Beekman
Benoit Carrier
Feng Chen
Kuda Chibanda
Nicole Fong
Brittni Gunnoe
Kenneth Hsu
Nicholas Klinka
Ronald Kozlowski
Lucas Li
Winnie Li
Sarah Li
John Pagliarulo
Dushyant Pattni
Yitian Qin
Stephanie Gould Rabin
Sandy Santomenno
Sophia Song
Wenwen Sun
Robert Wolf
Raisa Zarkhin

Call for presentations

Deadline: January 20, 2021

The Spring and Annual Meeting Planning Committee (ASMPC) issues the Call for Presentations for the 2021 Spring Meeting.

We are looking for sessions that focus more deeply on a narrow topic that will help the audience leave the session with solid understanding and useful applications.

Sponsors

Build brand awareness among approximately 650 attendees by sponsoring or exhibiting at the virtual Spring Meeting. See the sponsor/exhibitor prospectus or contact Mike Boa by email at mboa@casact.org for more information.

Bronze Sponsors

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Event Sponsors

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Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Logo
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Milliman logo
 

Reception Sponsors

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Pryor
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2021 SPRING MEETING FAQ FOR NEW MEMBER RECOGNITION

How are new members recognized at the virtual meeting?

With the 2021 Spring Meeting moving to a virtual format, we will be celebrating all new members (new ACAS, FCAS, and CERA) in a series of special videos during the Celebration of New Members on Monday, May 24. This celebration will be broadcast live via YouTube and be available for viewing at no cost as a separate event from the rest of the Spring Meeting. 

Do I have to attend the full CAS Spring Meeting to watch the Celebration of New Members ceremony?

No - the virtual Celebration of New Members is part of an independent event on Monday, May 24.

If I am recognized virtually, will that prevent me from being recognized at a future in-person meeting?

New members that are recognized virtually at the 2021Spring Meeting will have two opportunities to be recognized when in-person meetings resume, by attending either the next in-person Spring or Annual Meeting. There is no immediate action necessary regarding in-person recognition. Once in-person events are planned, you will be notified of your additional recognition options.

What may we expect at the virtual Celebration of New Members?

In addition to welcome remarks from the CAS CEO, Victor Carter-Bey, and CAS President, Jessica Leong there will be an address to new members and a recognition video for the ACAS, CERA and FCAS (which will include photos submitted by new members).

Are there any further steps I need to take at this time?

We would love for everyone to be featured in the video! Please send us a photo of yourself celebrating earning your credential. You may simulate the walk on stage, pose with your diploma, celebrate with balloons, or create a special background. How you celebrate this professional milestone is up to you!

The photo should be shot in landscape (horizontally) not portrait (vertically), with the file saved like the following example: Designation_LastName_FirstName_Designation (ACAS_Smith_John)

Please upload your photo via this link by Friday, April 2.  Any image submissions after that date are not guaranteed to be included in the ceremony. 

Please check back to this page for any updated FAQ’s. If you have any further questions, please email CAS Membership and Volunteer Manager, Shelby Wolff, swolff@casact.org.

Sessions

The CAS is pleased to offer all content on Monday, May 24, the opening day of the Spring Meeting, on a complimentary basis to CAS members and non-members alike. Monday consists of two unique broadcasts (details below), each offered complimentary to all registrants, with one requiring an independent registration. Please read details below for each of the individual broadcasts you wish to view.

Session Details

Celebration of New Fellows and Associates (11:00 a.m. –12:00p.m. ET)

The Spring Meeting kicks off with a virtual celebration of our new Associates and Fellows! Watch our more than 400 new designees celebrate their achievements in their personal and unique ways!Hosted by CAS President Jessica Leong. This session will be broadcast live via YouTube and does not require advance registration.

Town Hall with CAS Leaders (12:00p.m. –1:30 p.m. ET)

Join us for a Town Hall meeting with members of the CAS Board of Directors. The 90-minute session will cover topics including the year 1 goals of the 2021-2023 CAS Strategic Plan, the New Volunteer-Staff Framework, and CAS’s International Strategy. The session is designed to be interactive and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback during the Town Hall. We invite you to join the conversation and share your views with CAS leadership.If you have a specific issue you would like to see addressed, please send an email to Tamar Gertner at Tgertner@casact.org.

Presenters:

Jessica Leong - FCAS, CAS President
Kathy Antonello – FCAS, CAS President-Elect
Kendra Felisky - FCAS, CAS Vice President-International
Victor Carter-Bey - D.M., CAS CEO

This session will be broadcast live as a webinar, is offered at no charge, and does require advance registration.

General sessions

The Future of Claims in 2030

The claims experience will change dramatically by 2030 due to rapid evolution in technology, analytics, capabilities, and customer preferences. The COVID-19 pandemic has only further accelerated digitization in insurance, as customers increasingly demand more options for digital interaction. In this session, we will discuss five trends that we project to grow:

  • Shift toward a digitally enabled human touch in the claims process
  • Complete reimagination of proactive customer service
  • Growing importance of claim prevention
  • Broadening of the claims ecosystem
  • Increasing focus on talent as a key differentiator

Moderator:

  • Meagan Mirkovich, Vice Chair, Annual and Spring Meeting Planning Committee

Panelists:

  • Bayard Gennert, Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company
  • Kristen Ganjani, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Insurance Market Overview and Outlook – Where Are We in the Cycle?

This session will cover the state of the P&C insurance industry and its up-to-date financial performance. Suffered through years of historical CAT events, the ever-increasing social inflation, and the uncertainties around COVID-19, are we finally seeing a true hard market or just a hardening phase? What are the challenges for the centuries-old industry as a whole, and what can we do to not just survive but also strive in today’s marketplace?

Moderator:

  • Sarah Li, Senior Pricing Actuary, Axis Re

Panelist:

  • Sean Kevelighan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Information Institute
  • Jason Busti, President, North America, Axis Re

Spotlight on Race and Insurance

Ongoing social unrest beginning in the summer of 2020 has prompted deeper scrutiny on the impacts of systems of bias that exist in our society. Many industries, including insurance, are taking steps to examine their own practices, and consumer groups have renewed their calls for insurance regulators to address practices that potentially disadvantage people of color and/or historically underrepresented groups. This session will feature perspectives from consumer advocates and the NAIC Special (Ex) Committee on Race and Insurance, Workstream Three, and share opportunities for actuaries to contribute their expertise to achieve the optimal outcomes for insurers and their customers.

Moderator:

  • Mallika Bender – Co-Chair CAS/SOA Joint Committee on Inclusion, Equity & Diversity

Panelists:

  • Vicki Schmidt, Commissioner (KS)
  • Birny Birnbaum, Center for Economic Justice
  • Dorothy Andrews, Actuarial and Analytics Consortium, LLC

Social Inflation: The Rising Costs of Insurance Claims as a Result of Societal Trends and Views

In recent years, Social Inflation has become the buzzword in insurance as there has been a growth in liability risks and costs related to litigation trends. In recent years insurers’ losses across several business lines have accelerated rapidly – much more rapidly than economic inflation alone can explain.

This session will examine the phenomenon of Social Inflation. Is it real? What are the causes? How will COVID-19 have an impact on Social Inflation?

Moderator:

  • Katey Walker, Senior Director, Sales and Practice Leader – Americas, Willis Towers Watson

Panelists:

  • David L. Corum, Vice President, Insurance Research Council, The Institutes
  • Mr. William M. Finn, FCAS, Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary, Hanover Insurance Group
  • Dana Franzetti, Head P&C Reinsurance Claims, Swiss Re
Breakout sessions


Schedule

All times shown are in Eastern Daylight time.

Monday, May 24

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. New Member Celebration (broadcast via YouTube and does not require separate registration)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Virtual Town Hall (with CAS leaders) (broadcast as a live webinar and does require separate registration)

Tuesday, May 25

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Morning Coffee with Attendees (virtual viewing)
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Welcome Message
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Featured Speaker: Cheryl Cran
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Networking Break
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. General Session I
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 1 (4)
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 2 (4)
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception to Celebrate New Associates and Fellows, sponsored by Pryor Associates Executive Search – All are welcome to attend to meet and welcome the Spring 2021 classes of new designees.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Virtual Roundtables

Wednesday, May 26

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Session
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Session II (90 min)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Session III (90 min)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Networking Break
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 3 (4)
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 4 (4)
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 5 (4)
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Celebrating Diversity Reception, sponsored by ISO, a Verisk Business, and co-hosted by IABA, OLA, SAGAA, and NAWA
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Virtual Roundtables

Thursday, May 27

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Session (Mandarin)
9:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Morning Coffee with Attendees (virtual viewing)
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 6 (4)
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Networking Break
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 7 (4)
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 8 (4)
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. General Session IV
5:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. Closing Announcement
Receptions and roundtables

Receptions

Tuesday Virtual New Members’ Reception, May 25, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Sponsored by Pryor Associates Executive Search. Join CAS leadership in celebrating you, our new ACAS and FCAS. Please register for the reception by 4:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, May 24.

New Members’ Reception Registration

Wednesday Virtual Diversity Reception, May 26, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Sponsored by ISO, a Verisk Business. Open to all Spring Meeting attendees. Please register before the event.

 

Roundtables

NO CHARGE (but advance registration required)

ALL registrations must be received by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, May 24, 4:00 p.m. in order to participate in these roundtables.

We are continuing with the popular, free, optional roundtable discussions that enable you to add to your Continuing Education credits. They will be virtual so you may share your webcam and comment verbally or by chat. The CAS will be offering THREE roundtables on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (May 25-26) from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern. They are limited to 30 participants each. At these discussions, speaker(s) will introduce a topic and present for about 5-10 minutes and then allow the group to discuss, for a total of 60 minutes. All roundtable participants have the opportunity to join the discussion, share their ideas, seek advice from their peers, and explore solutions to challenges.

If you are interested in participating, please review this list of speakers and topics. You may only pick one roundtable and we will honor the first 30 who register in each one.

Please Note: Roundtables will be in Microsoft Teams. We encourage all participants to actively share their camera throughout the roundtable discussion time.

Roundtables 1, May 25, 5:30 – 6:30 PM ET

Insurtech – Are They the Future of Our Industry?

Join us in a discussion on the impact of Insurtech on the industry.

Possible discussion points:

  • How has Insurtech changed insurance company practices?  
  • What was the impact of Covid-19 on Insurtech?
  • What are the biggest challenges to the industry posed by Insurtech?
  • How should companies collaborate and/or compete with Insurtechs?
  • What will the industry look like in 5 or 10 years?

Facilitator: Isaac Espinoza


Roundtables 2, May 26, 5:30 – 6:30 PM ET

EI in the Age of AI

This roundtable discussion will bring to light the application of emotional intelligence as AI becomes more prevalent in our day-to-day work. When paired with the concurrent session, Beyond Analysis, this roundtable will continue to prepare leaders to develop new skill sets. Machines won't stop learning and neither should you! Group discussions (small and large) will help you identify ways to apply EI to your most pressing concerns.

This session won't be about what AI and EI are about. You've surely heard the basics of each by now. I'm also sure you've had your role impacted by AI in some form or fashion. This session will help you understand how to leverage EI skills to become more impactful in a world rampant with AI innovations. We will go through the EI Experience exercise and discuss what skills are needed to lead effectively. There will be group discussions on how AI has impacted our work as actuaries and breakout rooms to discuss scenarios. Lastly, we'll discuss ways to build the time into your day to reflect on whether you are having thoughtful responses or automatic reactions.

This session will leverage the experiences and knowledge that our attendees have and help everyone improve together. Don't miss it!

Facilitator: Brent Rossman


Enterprise Risk Management- A COVID-19 Discussion on Herd Immunity, the Future Economy, and Future Emerging Risks

Join us in a discussion of the latest issues and trends impacting Insurance Companies.

Possible discussion points:

  • How has Covid-19 changed insurance company practices?  Which ones will be permanent?
  • What lessons were learned from Covid-19 and will be ready for the next pandemic?
  • What are the Implications for Future Emerging Risks?
    • How do we identify them?
    • How do we prepare?
  • What are the key economic, environmental, geopolitical, social, and technological emerging risks?

Facilitators: Dave Ingram, Max Rudolph

 

Sessions

The CAS is pleased to offer all content on Monday, May 24, the opening day of the Spring Meeting, on a complimentary basis to CAS members and non-members alike. Monday consists of two unique broadcasts (details below), each offered complimentary to all registrants, with one requiring an independent registration. Please read details below for each of the individual broadcasts you wish to view.

Session Details

Celebration of New Fellows and Associates (11:00 a.m. –12:00p.m. ET)

The Spring Meeting kicks off with a virtual celebration of our new Associates and Fellows! Watch our more than 400 new designees celebrate their achievements in their personal and unique ways!Hosted by CAS President Jessica Leong. This session will be broadcast live via YouTube and does not require advance registration.

Town Hall with CAS Leaders (12:00p.m. –1:30 p.m. ET)

Join us for a Town Hall meeting with members of the CAS Board of Directors. The 90-minute session will cover topics including the year 1 goals of the 2021-2023 CAS Strategic Plan, the New Volunteer-Staff Framework, and CAS’s International Strategy. The session is designed to be interactive and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback during the Town Hall. We invite you to join the conversation and share your views with CAS leadership.If you have a specific issue you would like to see addressed, please send an email to Tamar Gertner at Tgertner@casact.org.

Presenters:

Jessica Leong - FCAS, CAS President
Kathy Antonello – FCAS, CAS President-Elect
Kendra Felisky - FCAS, CAS Vice President-International
Victor Carter-Bey - D.M., CAS CEO

This session will be broadcast live as a webinar, is offered at no charge, and does require advance registration.

General sessions

The Future of Claims in 2030

The claims experience will change dramatically by 2030 due to rapid evolution in technology, analytics, capabilities, and customer preferences. The COVID-19 pandemic has only further accelerated digitization in insurance, as customers increasingly demand more options for digital interaction. In this session, we will discuss five trends that we project to grow:

  • Shift toward a digitally enabled human touch in the claims process
  • Complete reimagination of proactive customer service
  • Growing importance of claim prevention
  • Broadening of the claims ecosystem
  • Increasing focus on talent as a key differentiator

Moderator:

  • Meagan Mirkovich, Vice Chair, Annual and Spring Meeting Planning Committee

Panelists:

  • Bayard Gennert, Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company
  • Kristen Ganjani, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Insurance Market Overview and Outlook – Where Are We in the Cycle?

This session will cover the state of the P&C insurance industry and its up-to-date financial performance. Suffered through years of historical CAT events, the ever-increasing social inflation, and the uncertainties around COVID-19, are we finally seeing a true hard market or just a hardening phase? What are the challenges for the centuries-old industry as a whole, and what can we do to not just survive but also strive in today’s marketplace?

Moderator:

  • Sarah Li, Senior Pricing Actuary, Axis Re

Panelist:

  • Sean Kevelighan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Information Institute
  • Jason Busti, President, North America, Axis Re

Spotlight on Race and Insurance

Ongoing social unrest beginning in the summer of 2020 has prompted deeper scrutiny on the impacts of systems of bias that exist in our society. Many industries, including insurance, are taking steps to examine their own practices, and consumer groups have renewed their calls for insurance regulators to address practices that potentially disadvantage people of color and/or historically underrepresented groups. This session will feature perspectives from consumer advocates and the NAIC Special (Ex) Committee on Race and Insurance, Workstream Three, and share opportunities for actuaries to contribute their expertise to achieve the optimal outcomes for insurers and their customers.

Moderator:

  • Mallika Bender – Co-Chair CAS/SOA Joint Committee on Inclusion, Equity & Diversity

Panelists:

  • Vicki Schmidt, Commissioner (KS)
  • Birny Birnbaum, Center for Economic Justice
  • Dorothy Andrews, Actuarial and Analytics Consortium, LLC

Social Inflation: The Rising Costs of Insurance Claims as a Result of Societal Trends and Views

In recent years, Social Inflation has become the buzzword in insurance as there has been a growth in liability risks and costs related to litigation trends. In recent years insurers’ losses across several business lines have accelerated rapidly – much more rapidly than economic inflation alone can explain.

This session will examine the phenomenon of Social Inflation. Is it real? What are the causes? How will COVID-19 have an impact on Social Inflation?

Moderator:

  • Katey Walker, Senior Director, Sales and Practice Leader – Americas, Willis Towers Watson

Panelists:

  • David L. Corum, Vice President, Insurance Research Council, The Institutes
  • Mr. William M. Finn, FCAS, Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary, Hanover Insurance Group
  • Dana Franzetti, Head P&C Reinsurance Claims, Swiss Re
Breakout sessions


Schedule

All times shown are in Eastern Daylight time.

Monday, May 24

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. New Member Celebration (broadcast via YouTube and does not require separate registration)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Virtual Town Hall (with CAS leaders) (broadcast as a live webinar and does require separate registration)

Tuesday, May 25

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Morning Coffee with Attendees (virtual viewing)
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Welcome Message
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Featured Speaker: Cheryl Cran
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Networking Break
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. General Session I
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 1 (4)
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 2 (4)
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception to Celebrate New Associates and Fellows, sponsored by Pryor Associates Executive Search – All are welcome to attend to meet and welcome the Spring 2021 classes of new designees.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Virtual Roundtables

Wednesday, May 26

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Session
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Session II (90 min)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Session III (90 min)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Networking Break
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 3 (4)
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 4 (4)
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 5 (4)
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Celebrating Diversity Reception, sponsored by ISO, a Verisk Business, and co-hosted by IABA, OLA, SAGAA, and NAWA
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Virtual Roundtables

Thursday, May 27

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Session (Mandarin)
9:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Morning Coffee with Attendees (virtual viewing)
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 6 (4)
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Networking Break
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 7 (4)
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 8 (4)
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. General Session IV
5:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. Closing Announcement
Receptions and roundtables

Receptions

Tuesday Virtual New Members’ Reception, May 25, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Sponsored by Pryor Associates Executive Search. Join CAS leadership in celebrating you, our new ACAS and FCAS. Please register for the reception by 4:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, May 24.

New Members’ Reception Registration

Wednesday Virtual Diversity Reception, May 26, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Sponsored by ISO, a Verisk Business. Open to all Spring Meeting attendees. Please register before the event.

 

Roundtables

NO CHARGE (but advance registration required)

ALL registrations must be received by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, May 24, 4:00 p.m. in order to participate in these roundtables.

We are continuing with the popular, free, optional roundtable discussions that enable you to add to your Continuing Education credits. They will be virtual so you may share your webcam and comment verbally or by chat. The CAS will be offering THREE roundtables on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (May 25-26) from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern. They are limited to 30 participants each. At these discussions, speaker(s) will introduce a topic and present for about 5-10 minutes and then allow the group to discuss, for a total of 60 minutes. All roundtable participants have the opportunity to join the discussion, share their ideas, seek advice from their peers, and explore solutions to challenges.

If you are interested in participating, please review this list of speakers and topics. You may only pick one roundtable and we will honor the first 30 who register in each one.

Please Note: Roundtables will be in Microsoft Teams. We encourage all participants to actively share their camera throughout the roundtable discussion time.

Roundtables 1, May 25, 5:30 – 6:30 PM ET

Insurtech – Are They the Future of Our Industry?

Join us in a discussion on the impact of Insurtech on the industry.

Possible discussion points:

  • How has Insurtech changed insurance company practices?  
  • What was the impact of Covid-19 on Insurtech?
  • What are the biggest challenges to the industry posed by Insurtech?
  • How should companies collaborate and/or compete with Insurtechs?
  • What will the industry look like in 5 or 10 years?

Facilitator: Isaac Espinoza


Roundtables 2, May 26, 5:30 – 6:30 PM ET

EI in the Age of AI

This roundtable discussion will bring to light the application of emotional intelligence as AI becomes more prevalent in our day-to-day work. When paired with the concurrent session, Beyond Analysis, this roundtable will continue to prepare leaders to develop new skill sets. Machines won't stop learning and neither should you! Group discussions (small and large) will help you identify ways to apply EI to your most pressing concerns.

This session won't be about what AI and EI are about. You've surely heard the basics of each by now. I'm also sure you've had your role impacted by AI in some form or fashion. This session will help you understand how to leverage EI skills to become more impactful in a world rampant with AI innovations. We will go through the EI Experience exercise and discuss what skills are needed to lead effectively. There will be group discussions on how AI has impacted our work as actuaries and breakout rooms to discuss scenarios. Lastly, we'll discuss ways to build the time into your day to reflect on whether you are having thoughtful responses or automatic reactions.

This session will leverage the experiences and knowledge that our attendees have and help everyone improve together. Don't miss it!

Facilitator: Brent Rossman


Enterprise Risk Management- A COVID-19 Discussion on Herd Immunity, the Future Economy, and Future Emerging Risks

Join us in a discussion of the latest issues and trends impacting Insurance Companies.

Possible discussion points:

  • How has Covid-19 changed insurance company practices?  Which ones will be permanent?
  • What lessons were learned from Covid-19 and will be ready for the next pandemic?
  • What are the Implications for Future Emerging Risks?
    • How do we identify them?
    • How do we prepare?
  • What are the key economic, environmental, geopolitical, social, and technological emerging risks?

Facilitators: Dave Ingram, Max Rudolph

 

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