2022 In Focus Virtual Seminar

Event Details

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10:30 am ET – 5:30 pm ET

This event will occur on Microsoft Teams.

About This Event

The Casualty Actuarial Society is proud to present the award-winning In Focus Seminar as a virtual event, October 13, 2022 from 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM ET. This virtual seminar features four sessions, each consisting of a short presentation mixed with engaging discussions with speakers and other attendees.

The event will focus on the theme, Inflation, Social Inflation, and ESG. What’s an actuary to do?!.

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 In Focus Seminar 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 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 In Focus Seminar content, please contact Wendy Ponce at wponce@casact.org.

For more information on attendee registration, please email arc@casact.org.

For more information on the In Focus Seminar 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

Register

All Registrations must be received by October 11 at 11:59 PM (ET).

 

EARLY REG. FEE ON/BEFORE SEP. 29

LATE REG. FEE AFTER SEP. 29

Individual

$300

$400

Cancellations/Refunds

Registrations fees will be refunded for cancellations received in writing at the CAS Office via email, refund@casact.org, by October 6, 2022 less a $200 processing fee.

Technical Specifications

This event will be held 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.

Group registration

ALL registrations must be received by October 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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

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

Register a Group


GROUP REGISTRATION QUANTITIES

NORMAL PRICE

DISCOUNTED PRICE

Group of 6 – full event only

US $1,800

US $1,500

Group of 12 – full event only

US $3,600

US $3,000

Group of 18 – full event only

US $5,400

US $4,500

Group of 24 – full event only

US $7,200

US $6,000

Once a group 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 Climate Risk Seminar for free. Specific registration details will be provided with the discount code.

How to Register a Group

For the employer to obtain this code, they will need to:
1. Login to CAS Store, go to Events, then to 2022 Group Discount for Virtual In Focus Seminar
2. One representative from an organization will register for the quantity of group 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 group of 6, you will distribute the code to 6 employees; if purchasing a group of 12, you will distribute the code to 12 employees, etc.)

Once an Employer has the code and has distributed it to the appropriate number of employees, individual employees should:
1. Login to CAS Store, go to Events, then to 2022 Virtual In Focus Seminar
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

Cancellations/Refunds

Registrations fees will be refunded for cancellations received in writing at the CAS Office via email, refund@casact.org, by October 6, 2022 less a $200 processing fee

Technical Specifications

This event will be held 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.

Planning committee

Anthony R. Bustillo (Volunteer Chair)
Alice Yang
Bill Lakins
Fiona So
Guo Harrison
Ismet Ibadullayev
Jacob Ogle
Jasmine Zhang

Wendy Ponce, Staff Chair
Leanne Wieczorek, Staff Chair

Sessions

Social Inflation – what it is, how to find it, and what to do when you have found it

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM (ET)

Description

This session will help define social inflation, show how to find it in standard industry loss triangles and quantify it’s impact.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define social inflation
  2. Identify evidence of social inflation in loss development triangles
  3. Quantify the impact of social inflation

Speakers

  • James Lynch, James Lynch Casualty Actuarial, President – Jim Lynch is a part-time actuarial consultant and writer, specializing in social inflation and other insurance issues. Until 2021 he was chief actuary of the Insurance Information Institute. Before that he held senior positions at White Mountains Reinsurance and QBE the Americas. He served on the Board of the Casualty Actuarial Society from 2017 to 2020. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
     
  • David Moore, Moore Actuarial Consulting LLC, President – Dave Moore is the president of Moore Actuarial Consulting, LLC which provides actuarial consulting services for commercial and specialty lines of insurance. He has over 25 years of experience as an actuary with extensive pricing and reserving experience for a broad range of products. His areas of focus include: Executive & Professional Liability, Warranty & Extended Service contracts and standard commercial lines. Dave started his actuarial career at The Travelers in Hartford, CT. He later returned to Chicago to work for CNA, spending nearly 18 years there. Dave founded Moore Actuarial Consulting in 2013. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Social Inflation: The known unknown

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM (ET)

Description

Content will include defining/identifying social inflation and approaches to implement social inflation into pricing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand some of the complexities in defining and implementing social inflation into pricing.
  2. Understand what can be quantified and the reliability of those estimates.

Speaker

Jerry Howard, Partner Reinsurance Company - Jerry is an ACAS with 30 years of reinsurance experience - approximately 10 years in reserving and 20 years in pricing. He has worked and managed several actuarial pricing units including regional/super-regional/national business, programs business, and specialty casualty business. He is currently the head of the worldwide casualty pricing team at PartnerRe and oversee two casualty pricing teams, one in Stamford CT, and one in Zurich.


Climate Change: Actuarial Roles and Strategies

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM (ET)

Description

This session will introduce the key concepts actuaries need to know in relation to the impact of climate change and detail areas of practice where actuaries have a crucial role to play, both within insurers and at other businesses. Specifically the session will cover:

  • The key climate change risks that insurers need to consider including physical and transition risks
  • Climate change insurance regulatory considerations (including SEC and DOI specific developments) and stakeholder overview (e.g. investor preferences)
  • Relevant climate change reporting standards, including TCFD
  • Climate change risk assessments and integration into risk management frameworks
  • Climate change scenario testing - data and methodologies
  • Impact of recent extreme weather events and strategies
  • for future climate uncertainties.
  • What does this mean for actuaries and what is our role?

Learning Objectives

  • Gain understanding of pressures faced by companies stemming from both regulatory activities and other stakeholder concerns. Understand the progress of various disclosure requirements that US-based companies are facing currently and in the near future.
  • Establish a baseline understanding of the basic key climate change concepts relevant to insurers, including what risks climate change will introduce, how these risks will impact insurers across lines of businesses, and climate change data availability. Understand related considerations and uncertainties for modeling.
  • Gain knowledge of the activities actuaries may undertake in relation to management of impact of climate change on their businesses, including risk assessment and management, climate risk integration, scenario modeling, and interactions with other relevant business teams.

Speakers

  • Graham Hall, PwC, Climate Change & Actuarial – Graham Hall is a Director in the Risk Modeling Services Group at PwC where he focuses on physical and transition risk scenario analysis, climate change and related risk management and risk mitigation strategies. Graham has worked on a large number of climate change and TCFD related projects, including for banking, Oil & Gas, insurance and consulting companies.

    Graham also has significant experience advising insurers on the use and modification of physical catastrophe risk models, including the establishment of a Flood risk pool in the UK. Other related projects include the validation of a number of external catastrophe models for flood, windstorm and wildfire perils, and the scientific review of internally developed catastrophe models for a Lloyd’s syndicate.

    Graham is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (United Kingdom), and has practiced as an actuary for over 10 years, working on a number of modeling and risk management engagements across different industries. Graham started his career at PwC in London where he worked for 6 years, before moving to New York in 2017.
     
  • Hannah Clouser, PwC, Manager in Actuarial Services – Hannah is a Manager in the Actuarial Services practice at PwC. She has worked on several end-to-end TCFD related projects, including performing gap assessment, qualitative risk assessment, scenario analysis, and drafting TCFD reports for clients in multiple industries. She also has experience with Scope 3 GHG quantification and optimizing CDP responses.  She has experience in multiple sector including insurance, healthcare, telecom, retail, and aerospace and defense. She has also helped to develop the climate life insurance risk taxonomy to aide in climate risk assessment for life insurer. 

    Hannah has a bachelor's degree from Ohio University in actuarial science. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and has a background in traditional life insurance products in addition to climate, specializing in PwC’s LTC/DI insurance product team.
     
  • Jeremy Block, Modeling Services Climate Change Team – Jeremy Block is a Senior Associate in the Risk Modeling Services Climate Change team, focusing on physical risk modeling and client based services. Before joining PwC, Jeremy spent 12 years as an ecological restorationist and consultant, providing prescribed burning services, invasive species removal, and implementation of his own ecosystem restoration plans for both private and public lands.

    Jeremy has extensive research experience in ecosystem succession and resilience from climate change impacts, helping him develop alternative approaches to identifying, modeling, and mitigating physical risk. In addition to his ecological field experience, Jeremy has spent over a decade educating, mentoring, and leading students and community groups in environmental practices, developing his unique skills of communicating complex environmental concepts to all types of individuals.

    Jeremy holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University, a Masters of Natural Resource Stewardship from Colorado State, and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and Education from Wittenberg University.

Inflation and Social Inflation Panel Discussion

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM (ET)

Description

How do inflation and social inflation impact the P/C insurance industry? We’ve gathered experts to share their thoughts.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define and measure economic inflation and social inflation
  2. Recognize how economic inflation and social inflation impacts various P/C lines of business
  3. Describe how the P/C insurance industry responds to rising economic inflation and social inflation

Speakers

  • Kim Guerriero, Milliman, P&C Actuary and VP of Marketing & Communications at CAS – Kimberly W. Guerriero is a Principal and Consulting Actuary with Milliman. Kim’s property and casualty insurance experience includes loss reserving, valuation studies, funding studies for captives and self-insureds, benchmark analyses, rate filing reviews for regulatory authorities, and expert testimony.

    Kim specializes in alternative market issues. She has assisted with the formation and/or ongoing actuarial needs of many self-insurers, captive insurers, and risk retention groups.

    In addition to the alternative market, her clients include traditional property and casualty insurers, reinsurers, and insurance departments.

    Kim currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the CAS.
     
  • John Ruser, Workers Compensation Research Institute, President & CEO – John W. Ruser, Ph.D. has 38 years of professional experience in conducting and managing economic research projects in labor and health economics, and in managing and interpreting economic surveys pertaining to employee pay, benefits and working conditions.  He is President and CEO of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an independent, not-for-profit research organization.  Dr. Ruser is responsible for executive leadership and strategic planning for the Institute, as well as oversight of the Institute’s economic and statistical research program.  Dr. Ruser previously held three executive positions in the Federal statistical system, serving as Associate Commissioner for Productivity and Technology and Assistant Commissioner for Safety, Health and Working Conditions, both at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Associate Director for Regional Economics at the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  In these three positions, he managed statistical programs that produced data on productivity, worker safety and health, and regional income, price and product accounts.  Previously, Dr. Ruser was a researcher and Chief of the BLS office that conducted research on and improved measures of employee pay, benefits and working conditions in the US.  Dr. Ruser has written many academic peer-reviewed and non-technical articles and book chapters on employee compensation and occupational safety and health.  He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from Princeton University.
     
  • Jeremy Pecora, FCAS, MAAA, Willis Tower Watson, Director of Corporate Risk and Broking – Jeremy is a Director with the Corporate Risk and Broking segment of Willis Towers Watson.

    Jeremy provides consulting services to captive insurance companies and self-funding organizations. He has extensive experience projecting funding and reserve requirements for captives and self-funding organizations and has worked with many lines of business, including workers’ compensation, hospital professional liability, physicians/surgeons’ professional liability, general liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, property and auto liability.

    He has authored articles in Best’s Weekly and IRMI regarding loss costs trends in the insurance industry and has contributed to Captive Insurance Company Reports (CICR). He has also been an instructor at the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar.

    Jeremy leads our professional liability benchmarking initiative and serves as a key member of Willis Towers Watson’s data warehouse initiative. The objective of both initiatives is to move towards more efficient data collection and develop meaningful client metrics and benchmarks.

    Jeremy recently managed several novel projects including an extensive study for a university quantifying its exposure to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study was designed to charge-back athletic departments for their TBI exposures. In addition, through the use of Willis Towers Watson’s software tool Igloo, he modelled the entire financial operations of a large children’s hospital. The study provided board level financial information for five-year planning purposes including its reimbursement risks, patient morbidity risks, property/casualty exposures, investment risks related to its pension plan and the capital benefit related to uncorrelated risks.
Schedule

All times are listed in EASTERN time.


EVENT

START

END

Social Inflation – what it is, how to find it, and what to do when you have found it

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

Transition Break

11:45 AM

12:15 PM

Social Inflation: The known unknown

12:15 PM

1:30 PM

Extended Break

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Climate Change: Actuarial Roles and Strategies

2:30 PM

3:45 PM

Transitional Break

3:45 PM

4:15 PM

Inflation and Social Inflation Panel Discussion

4:15 PM

5:30 PM

Sessions

Social Inflation – what it is, how to find it, and what to do when you have found it

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM (ET)

Description

This session will help define social inflation, show how to find it in standard industry loss triangles and quantify it’s impact.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define social inflation
  2. Identify evidence of social inflation in loss development triangles
  3. Quantify the impact of social inflation

Speakers

  • James Lynch, James Lynch Casualty Actuarial, President – Jim Lynch is a part-time actuarial consultant and writer, specializing in social inflation and other insurance issues. Until 2021 he was chief actuary of the Insurance Information Institute. Before that he held senior positions at White Mountains Reinsurance and QBE the Americas. He served on the Board of the Casualty Actuarial Society from 2017 to 2020. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
     
  • David Moore, Moore Actuarial Consulting LLC, President – Dave Moore is the president of Moore Actuarial Consulting, LLC which provides actuarial consulting services for commercial and specialty lines of insurance. He has over 25 years of experience as an actuary with extensive pricing and reserving experience for a broad range of products. His areas of focus include: Executive & Professional Liability, Warranty & Extended Service contracts and standard commercial lines. Dave started his actuarial career at The Travelers in Hartford, CT. He later returned to Chicago to work for CNA, spending nearly 18 years there. Dave founded Moore Actuarial Consulting in 2013. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Social Inflation: The known unknown

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM (ET)

Description

Content will include defining/identifying social inflation and approaches to implement social inflation into pricing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand some of the complexities in defining and implementing social inflation into pricing.
  2. Understand what can be quantified and the reliability of those estimates.

Speaker

Jerry Howard, Partner Reinsurance Company - Jerry is an ACAS with 30 years of reinsurance experience - approximately 10 years in reserving and 20 years in pricing. He has worked and managed several actuarial pricing units including regional/super-regional/national business, programs business, and specialty casualty business. He is currently the head of the worldwide casualty pricing team at PartnerRe and oversee two casualty pricing teams, one in Stamford CT, and one in Zurich.


Climate Change: Actuarial Roles and Strategies

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM (ET)

Description

This session will introduce the key concepts actuaries need to know in relation to the impact of climate change and detail areas of practice where actuaries have a crucial role to play, both within insurers and at other businesses. Specifically the session will cover:

  • The key climate change risks that insurers need to consider including physical and transition risks
  • Climate change insurance regulatory considerations (including SEC and DOI specific developments) and stakeholder overview (e.g. investor preferences)
  • Relevant climate change reporting standards, including TCFD
  • Climate change risk assessments and integration into risk management frameworks
  • Climate change scenario testing - data and methodologies
  • Impact of recent extreme weather events and strategies
  • for future climate uncertainties.
  • What does this mean for actuaries and what is our role?

Learning Objectives

  • Gain understanding of pressures faced by companies stemming from both regulatory activities and other stakeholder concerns. Understand the progress of various disclosure requirements that US-based companies are facing currently and in the near future.
  • Establish a baseline understanding of the basic key climate change concepts relevant to insurers, including what risks climate change will introduce, how these risks will impact insurers across lines of businesses, and climate change data availability. Understand related considerations and uncertainties for modeling.
  • Gain knowledge of the activities actuaries may undertake in relation to management of impact of climate change on their businesses, including risk assessment and management, climate risk integration, scenario modeling, and interactions with other relevant business teams.

Speakers

  • Graham Hall, PwC, Climate Change & Actuarial – Graham Hall is a Director in the Risk Modeling Services Group at PwC where he focuses on physical and transition risk scenario analysis, climate change and related risk management and risk mitigation strategies. Graham has worked on a large number of climate change and TCFD related projects, including for banking, Oil & Gas, insurance and consulting companies.

    Graham also has significant experience advising insurers on the use and modification of physical catastrophe risk models, including the establishment of a Flood risk pool in the UK. Other related projects include the validation of a number of external catastrophe models for flood, windstorm and wildfire perils, and the scientific review of internally developed catastrophe models for a Lloyd’s syndicate.

    Graham is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (United Kingdom), and has practiced as an actuary for over 10 years, working on a number of modeling and risk management engagements across different industries. Graham started his career at PwC in London where he worked for 6 years, before moving to New York in 2017.
     
  • Hannah Clouser, PwC, Manager in Actuarial Services – Hannah is a Manager in the Actuarial Services practice at PwC. She has worked on several end-to-end TCFD related projects, including performing gap assessment, qualitative risk assessment, scenario analysis, and drafting TCFD reports for clients in multiple industries. She also has experience with Scope 3 GHG quantification and optimizing CDP responses.  She has experience in multiple sector including insurance, healthcare, telecom, retail, and aerospace and defense. She has also helped to develop the climate life insurance risk taxonomy to aide in climate risk assessment for life insurer. 

    Hannah has a bachelor's degree from Ohio University in actuarial science. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and has a background in traditional life insurance products in addition to climate, specializing in PwC’s LTC/DI insurance product team.
     
  • Jeremy Block, Modeling Services Climate Change Team – Jeremy Block is a Senior Associate in the Risk Modeling Services Climate Change team, focusing on physical risk modeling and client based services. Before joining PwC, Jeremy spent 12 years as an ecological restorationist and consultant, providing prescribed burning services, invasive species removal, and implementation of his own ecosystem restoration plans for both private and public lands.

    Jeremy has extensive research experience in ecosystem succession and resilience from climate change impacts, helping him develop alternative approaches to identifying, modeling, and mitigating physical risk. In addition to his ecological field experience, Jeremy has spent over a decade educating, mentoring, and leading students and community groups in environmental practices, developing his unique skills of communicating complex environmental concepts to all types of individuals.

    Jeremy holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University, a Masters of Natural Resource Stewardship from Colorado State, and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and Education from Wittenberg University.

Inflation and Social Inflation Panel Discussion

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM (ET)

Description

How do inflation and social inflation impact the P/C insurance industry? We’ve gathered experts to share their thoughts.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define and measure economic inflation and social inflation
  2. Recognize how economic inflation and social inflation impacts various P/C lines of business
  3. Describe how the P/C insurance industry responds to rising economic inflation and social inflation

Speakers

  • Kim Guerriero, Milliman, P&C Actuary and VP of Marketing & Communications at CAS – Kimberly W. Guerriero is a Principal and Consulting Actuary with Milliman. Kim’s property and casualty insurance experience includes loss reserving, valuation studies, funding studies for captives and self-insureds, benchmark analyses, rate filing reviews for regulatory authorities, and expert testimony.

    Kim specializes in alternative market issues. She has assisted with the formation and/or ongoing actuarial needs of many self-insurers, captive insurers, and risk retention groups.

    In addition to the alternative market, her clients include traditional property and casualty insurers, reinsurers, and insurance departments.

    Kim currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the CAS.
     
  • John Ruser, Workers Compensation Research Institute, President & CEO – John W. Ruser, Ph.D. has 38 years of professional experience in conducting and managing economic research projects in labor and health economics, and in managing and interpreting economic surveys pertaining to employee pay, benefits and working conditions.  He is President and CEO of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an independent, not-for-profit research organization.  Dr. Ruser is responsible for executive leadership and strategic planning for the Institute, as well as oversight of the Institute’s economic and statistical research program.  Dr. Ruser previously held three executive positions in the Federal statistical system, serving as Associate Commissioner for Productivity and Technology and Assistant Commissioner for Safety, Health and Working Conditions, both at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Associate Director for Regional Economics at the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  In these three positions, he managed statistical programs that produced data on productivity, worker safety and health, and regional income, price and product accounts.  Previously, Dr. Ruser was a researcher and Chief of the BLS office that conducted research on and improved measures of employee pay, benefits and working conditions in the US.  Dr. Ruser has written many academic peer-reviewed and non-technical articles and book chapters on employee compensation and occupational safety and health.  He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from Princeton University.
     
  • Jeremy Pecora, FCAS, MAAA, Willis Tower Watson, Director of Corporate Risk and Broking – Jeremy is a Director with the Corporate Risk and Broking segment of Willis Towers Watson.

    Jeremy provides consulting services to captive insurance companies and self-funding organizations. He has extensive experience projecting funding and reserve requirements for captives and self-funding organizations and has worked with many lines of business, including workers’ compensation, hospital professional liability, physicians/surgeons’ professional liability, general liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, property and auto liability.

    He has authored articles in Best’s Weekly and IRMI regarding loss costs trends in the insurance industry and has contributed to Captive Insurance Company Reports (CICR). He has also been an instructor at the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar.

    Jeremy leads our professional liability benchmarking initiative and serves as a key member of Willis Towers Watson’s data warehouse initiative. The objective of both initiatives is to move towards more efficient data collection and develop meaningful client metrics and benchmarks.

    Jeremy recently managed several novel projects including an extensive study for a university quantifying its exposure to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study was designed to charge-back athletic departments for their TBI exposures. In addition, through the use of Willis Towers Watson’s software tool Igloo, he modelled the entire financial operations of a large children’s hospital. The study provided board level financial information for five-year planning purposes including its reimbursement risks, patient morbidity risks, property/casualty exposures, investment risks related to its pension plan and the capital benefit related to uncorrelated risks.
Schedule

All times are listed in EASTERN time.


EVENT

START

END

Social Inflation – what it is, how to find it, and what to do when you have found it

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

Transition Break

11:45 AM

12:15 PM

Social Inflation: The known unknown

12:15 PM

1:30 PM

Extended Break

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Climate Change: Actuarial Roles and Strategies

2:30 PM

3:45 PM

Transitional Break

3:45 PM

4:15 PM

Inflation and Social Inflation Panel Discussion

4:15 PM

5:30 PM