2022 CAS Virtual Trunk Show - December Edition

Event Details

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10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

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About This Event

Join some of our most popular sessions from recent CAS events and get organized CE!

The CAS has organized a virtual event on December 2, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET. This virtual seminar features four sessions, as well as the opportunity for live video discussion with other attendees on the conference platform.

Group registration is available.

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 6 CE credits for the Trunk Show 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.

Technical Specifications

This event will be held entirely on Microsoft Teams. For the best experience it is recommended that attendees download the Teams desktop app. Attendees may also use the web version of Teams through the following compatible browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Teams is not supported in Internet Explorer 11 or Opera.

Contact Information

For more information on Trunk Show content, please contact Dave Core at dcore@casact.org.
For more information on attendee registration, please email acs@casact.org.
For more information on the Trunk Show 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.

Registration information

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

Registration Fees

 

Early Reg. Fee On/Before November 16

Late Reg. Fee After November 16

Individual

Member

$200

$300

Non-Member

$300

$400

Cancelation and Refunds

Please note that registration for the event will close on Wednesday, November 30, at 11:59 PM ET.

Cancelation and Refunds

Registrations fees will be refunded for cancellations received in writing at the CAS Office via email, refund@casact.org, by November 23, 2022 less a $200 processing fee

Group registration

If you are interested in registering six (or more) of your employees for the 2022 Virtual Trunk Show, we have discount pricing as listed below! Please note that the only discount will be for the full event and will apply to both CAS members and non-members.

Registration Types Normal Price Discounted Price
6 Bulk - (6 for the price of 5) $1,200 $1,000
12 Bulk - (12 for the price of 10) $2,400 $2,000
18 Bulk - (18 for the price of 15) $3,600 $3,000
24 Bulk - (24 for the price of 20) $4,800 $4,000

Once a bulk registration is purchased, the purchaser will be emailed a discount code unique to their organization. This discount code will allow the organization’s employees (in increments of six) to self-register for the 2022 Virtual Trunk Show – December Edition for free. Specific registration details will be provided with the discount code.

Note: Bulk registration will close on Monday, November 21, 2022.

Speakers

Molly Barth, GISP, GIS Analyst, Milliman

Molly Barth is a GIS Professional with Milliman’s San Francisco Property and Casualty practice. Her work focuses on capturing geospatial indicators of hazard risk to support insurance pricing, particularly for the perils of flood and wildfire. Molly manages the practices GIS databases, develops customized geospatial datasets for clients, and performs spatial analysis to support decision making and actuarial modeling. She has a MS in Forestry from the University of Montana.

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Molly Barth

Frank Chang, Ph.D, FCAS, CLMP, Vice President, Applied Sciences, Uber

Frank Chang currently leads Core Services Analytics globally at Uber. His team consists of actuaries and data scientists responsible for providing insights and analytical solutions that serve all of Uber's users.

Frank's career as a non-traditional actuary began in 2012, when he joined Google as their first actuary, responsible for pricing, reserving, as well as credit and risk modeling.

Prior to his transition to tech, Frank worked in various traditional actuarial roles covering personal, commercial, and specialty lines pricing, reserving, and reinsurance at Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and Esurance.

Frank graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Music and a Ph.D. in Mathematics. He volunteers on several CAS committees, has served on the CAS Board of Directors, and the CAS Institute Board of Directors.

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Frank Chang

Kenneth Hsu, Lead Actuary, Breach Insurance

Mr. Kenneth Hsu is the Lead Actuary at Breach Insurance, an insurtech start-up focusing on offering insurance solutions for crypto hacks. Kenneth has experience developing new insurance products and had rendered reserves opinions for unique insurance risks. Kenneth obtained his Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Riverside, and his Master’s degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. Kenneth is an award-winning volunteer for the Casualty Actuarial Society, and is also a core contributor to the most popular open-source actuarial package: chainladder-python. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), a Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA), and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). Kenneth enjoys hiking and playing board games in his spare time.

Ronald Kozlowski, FCAS, Lead Consultant, RTK Actuarial & Professional Services

Ron Kozlowski is a consulting actuary with over 30 years of experience, working primarily in pricing, reserving and M&A due diligence. Ron spent 23 years at Towers Watson before semi-retiring and starting his own consulting firm RTK Actuarial + Professional Services. Ron specializes in construction defect reserving.

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Ron Kozlowski

Robert Lee, FCAS, Actuary, Milliman

Robert Lee is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an Actuary with Milliman. Robert's experience is in personal lines pricing, with a focus on the use of telematics and catastrophe models in ratemaking. Robert partners with other Milliman colleagues to research the implications of wildfire-related insurance regulations to support equitable and sustainable decisions for clients and regulators. Prior to joining Milliman in 2021, Robert was an Actuary with Metromile, where he helped launch usage- and behavioral-based insurance programs in a number of states.

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Robert Lee

Loren Nickel FCAS, CFA, MAAA, Director, Business Risk and Insurance, Google LLC

Loren Nickel is a director at Google and heads the business risk and insurance team which is responsible for all Alphabet companies. Loren’s team provides risk advisory, captive management, insurance placement, and analytical support to Alphabet. He joined Google/Alphabet in April 2015.

Loren has twenty-six years of experience in the risk and insurance industry, including fifteen years as an actuary and four years as an underwriting manager with Aon and Allianz. He has been called on to explain in-depth actuarial, risk management, and underwriting concepts to a variety of audiences around the globe including CEO's, CFO's, Executive/Managing Directors and Risk Managers. He is a six year past-President of the Casualty Actuaries of the Bay Area, current Chairman and past-President of the M200 Association and is on the advisory board for the UC Santa Barbara actuarial program.

He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and Charterholder of the CFA Institute. Loren is a 2011 and 202 Business Insurance - Innovation of the Year Award Recipient and in 2017 he was named the Risk Manager of the Year by RIMS.

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Alex Swedlow, President, California Workers’ Compensation Institute

Mr. Swedlow has more than 30 years of experience in health services research, public policy analysis, and data development and has published numerous research studies in the areas of managed medical and disability systems, evidence-based medicine, pharmaceutical utilization, access to care, return-to-work and key performance indicators of California workers’ compensation reform.  In 2013 he was named President of the Institute after having served as Executive Vice-President of Research for 13 years.

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Alex Swedlow
Sessions

Friday, December 2

Session 1

The Impact of Declining Opioid Trends in California Workers’ Compensation

This presentation will discuss the declining trend in opioid utilization in the California workers’ compensation system.  The session will highlight 15+ years of dramatic changes in the trend of opioid use, the rise of alternative pain management therapeutics, and their impact across the California workers’ compensation system.

Speaker: Alex Swedlow, President, California Workers' Compensation Institute

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    Session 2

    Professionalism
    Deep Dive on the Code of Conduct 2.0

    When is the last time you read the Code of Professional Conduct? In this popular repeat session format, we will take you through it Precept by Precept, in a fun, interactive session with brand new scenarios. Behaving “professionally” is not always a black-and-white exercise – we operate in many grey areas, so it's good to discuss in a group how these precepts apply in realistic situations. Our new scenarios will include many scenarios that may occur in our day-to-day work activities.

    Speakers:

    • Ron Kozlowski, Lead Consultant, RTK Actuarial & Professional Services
    • Kenneth Hsu, Lead Actuary, Breach Insurance

    HANDOUT


    Session 3

    Wildfire: Challenges and Solutions in a Shifting Paradigm

    In the past 5 years, flames have blazed across the American West, particularly California, like never before. The heat is being felt by insurance carriers, homeowners, and regulators, as rates rise yet profitability suffers, igniting a need to rewrite the rulebook for wildfire in the insurance industry. Homeowners living in the wildland urban interface (WUI) are struggling to understand the best actions to take to protect their homes and communities from fire while avoiding non-renewals. In this session, we will discuss how climate change and other natural forces are exacerbating the frequency and severity of wildfire, how these changes are affecting the insurance market in California, and what fire scientists, modelers, actuaries, and community leaders are doing to balance the market and help reduce property loss.

    Speakers:

    • Molly Barth, GIS Analyst, Milliman
    • Robert Lee, Actuary, Milliman

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    Session 4

    Actuaries on the Path Less Traveled

    Changes in the world bring new risks, which means new opportunities for actuaries to apply their knowledge and skills. In this session, we will hear from three Actuaries that are now working in what many of us would consider to be non-traditional roles.

    1. They will discuss their career path at their non-traditional companies or roles.
    2. Steps taken to get to where they are
    3. How their actuarial training and knowledge aids them in their current role.

    Speakers:

    • Loren Nickel, Treasury Director, Risk, Google
    • Frank Chang, Vice President, Applied Science, Uber Technologies

    HANDOUT

    Schedule
    10:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m. ET 30-minute coffee chat
    10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET Session 1
    12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET Session 2
    1:15 p.m.– 2:15 p.m. ET Break
    2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET Session 3
    3:45 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ET Session 4
    Sessions

    Friday, December 2

    Session 1

    The Impact of Declining Opioid Trends in California Workers’ Compensation

    This presentation will discuss the declining trend in opioid utilization in the California workers’ compensation system.  The session will highlight 15+ years of dramatic changes in the trend of opioid use, the rise of alternative pain management therapeutics, and their impact across the California workers’ compensation system.

    Speaker: Alex Swedlow, President, California Workers' Compensation Institute

    HANDOUT


      Session 2

      Professionalism
      Deep Dive on the Code of Conduct 2.0

      When is the last time you read the Code of Professional Conduct? In this popular repeat session format, we will take you through it Precept by Precept, in a fun, interactive session with brand new scenarios. Behaving “professionally” is not always a black-and-white exercise – we operate in many grey areas, so it's good to discuss in a group how these precepts apply in realistic situations. Our new scenarios will include many scenarios that may occur in our day-to-day work activities.

      Speakers:

      • Ron Kozlowski, Lead Consultant, RTK Actuarial & Professional Services
      • Kenneth Hsu, Lead Actuary, Breach Insurance

      HANDOUT


      Session 3

      Wildfire: Challenges and Solutions in a Shifting Paradigm

      In the past 5 years, flames have blazed across the American West, particularly California, like never before. The heat is being felt by insurance carriers, homeowners, and regulators, as rates rise yet profitability suffers, igniting a need to rewrite the rulebook for wildfire in the insurance industry. Homeowners living in the wildland urban interface (WUI) are struggling to understand the best actions to take to protect their homes and communities from fire while avoiding non-renewals. In this session, we will discuss how climate change and other natural forces are exacerbating the frequency and severity of wildfire, how these changes are affecting the insurance market in California, and what fire scientists, modelers, actuaries, and community leaders are doing to balance the market and help reduce property loss.

      Speakers:

      • Molly Barth, GIS Analyst, Milliman
      • Robert Lee, Actuary, Milliman

      HANDOUT


      Session 4

      Actuaries on the Path Less Traveled

      Changes in the world bring new risks, which means new opportunities for actuaries to apply their knowledge and skills. In this session, we will hear from three Actuaries that are now working in what many of us would consider to be non-traditional roles.

      1. They will discuss their career path at their non-traditional companies or roles.
      2. Steps taken to get to where they are
      3. How their actuarial training and knowledge aids them in their current role.

      Speakers:

      • Loren Nickel, Treasury Director, Risk, Google
      • Frank Chang, Vice President, Applied Science, Uber Technologies

      HANDOUT

      Schedule
      10:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m. ET 30-minute coffee chat
      10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET Session 1
      12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET Session 2
      1:15 p.m.– 2:15 p.m. ET Break
      2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET Session 3
      3:45 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ET Session 4