Frequently Asked Questions About the CAS Website
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Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If we still haven't answered your question, please feel free to contact us.
How do I register for a CAS event or seminar?
Registration for CAS events or seminars can be accessed through either the online store or the Calendar, where links are available to the individual event. To register for an event you will need a CAS login. If you do not have a CAS login, please fill out the New Visitor Registration form to obtain one.
How do I post an open job listing?
The CAS transitioned to a new Career Center in early 2015. This replaces the previous Career Center on the CAS website.
I have checked my address in the membership directory and it is wrong. Is it possible to modify it?
Yes. Login to the CAS website and under My Information you should be able to edit your contact information. The changes should take effect immediately.
One worthwhile project would be to have the CAS Bibliographies available online.
Through the database, users can access and search the citations contained in the Bibliographies.
The Online Catalog can be searched in a number of ways. In addition to searches on standard fields for bibliographical citations (e.g., author's name(s), title, publication name, publisher, and year) users can search for papers on any subject by entering a word or phrase related to the subject. The abstract field in the database will be scanned for a match to the word or phrase entered.
I tried to update the new employer information in CAS website, it just didn’t work. Please advise.
Please contact the Administrative & Customer Support Department to have employer information updated.
PASSWORD PROTECTED ACCESS
I have forgotten my username and password, is there a way I can obtain it through the website?
Yes. Your username is now your e-mail address. Under My Profile, under edit My Information there is a link to reset your password. You will be prompted to supply your e-mail address. A link will then be sent to that e-mail address allowing you to reset your password. The e-mail address you supply must be the e-mail address on file with the CAS office, so you may need to login using a previous e-mail address and then change your e-mail address once you have logged in. If you are having difficulty accessing or using this feature, please e-mail the CAS Office.
I am unable to log in to the website, and I can not use the "Forgot your password" link. I think that may be because the e-mail attached to my record is the e-mail from my former employer.
Please contact the CAS Office to update your e-mail address. You will then be able to reset your password.
New Login Information
The Casualty Actuarial Society has transitioned to a new web-based membership database that will affect how you access My Profile and other password-protected sections of the CAS website.
If you previously had a CAS account, you can log-in with your old password or create a new password using the Forgot Your Password feature as follows:
- Click on the My Profile link in the top-most menu.
- At the log-in screen, click the "forgot your password?" link below the login boxes.
- On the next screen, enter your e-mail address.
- Check your e-mail for a message that includes a link to change your password and click the link.
- You will be taken to a webpage with your individual information. Click the link at the bottom of the page to change your password.
- Enter your new password and click Change Password.
- On the next screen, click Done.
My CAS Account
How do we get a photo on our profile, I can't seem to find the links to do that?
CAS Members should be able to upload their own photo within their profile in the CAS Directory.
I have an outstanding balance to pay, how do I do that?
The amount of your outstanding balance is shown in your member profile under open invoices. If you have any outstanding balance it should display here and allow you to pay it.
I have requested a new visitor registration but not received a reply back, who should I contact?
If you have not heard back within two business days please contact the Actuaries' Resource Center at email@example.com.
What does a new visitor registration allow me to do?
As a registered user, you will be able to:
- manage your own contact information;
- purchase items from the CAS Online Store;
- register for events;
- view all transactions made with the CAS;
- reset your password online;
- and access certain open forums within the Online Community.
All other areas of the website are restricted to members and current candidates.
Continuing / Professional Education
Members are encouraged to review the complete CAS Continuing Education Policy for all of the details on the CE requirements.
I am taking the CPCU exams. What is the amount of CE credit you can obtain for studying or passing these exams?
Members should assess whether or not taking the CPCU exam is an activity that is job-relevant. According to the policy, “education is considered job-relevant if (1) it broadens or deepens an actuary’s understanding of one or more aspects of the work an actuary does; (2) the material expands an actuary’s knowledge of practice in related disciplines that may bear directly on an actuary’s work; or (3) it facilitates an actuary’s entry into a new area of actuarial practice.”
The amount of CE credit that can be earned for participating in any activity must be assessed by the individual. Ultimately, each member will be responsible for determining the CE activities that are relevant to his or her development and the appropriate balance of technical and nontechnical topics. The member cannot rely on statements from the presenters or the sponsoring organization (including guidelines published by the CAS) regarding the relevancy or credit eligibility of a session. Members should always be guided by Precept 2 of the CAS Code of Professional Conduct and only provide actuarial services when “qualified to do so.”
Discussion Forums are now available within each community in the CAS Online communities. To access exam related discussion areas, please visit each exam page. Users will need a CAS login and password to access the discussion forums.
All e-mail Lists are now available within the CAS Online community for committees and discussion groups to which users are associated.
I have old copies of CAS publications (Forums, Proceedings, yearbooks, etc) I do not need anymore. Where can I donate them?
Contact local university libraries. In particular, those with actuarial programs may be interested in carrying our publications. If not, you can donate them to a local public library or recycle them.
How do I check out books from the CAS library?
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of the book(s) you would like to check out along with your mailing address. You may check out up to two books at a time and may have them for one month without charge. If you are looking to check out more than two books, list all of them with your order of preference and we will send you what is available and put you on a waiting list for the others. We require that you return the books via UPS or an equivalent carrier with tracking capabilities to our address:
Casualty Actuarial Society
4350 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
I am on an Exam or Syllabus Committee and don’t have all the materials I need. Where can I get them?
Send an e-mail to email@example.com and we will either e-mail you what you need or send you the library books. As a Committee member, you may keep the library books for as long as you need them, but we ask you return them once you are done with your work on the Committee.
More CAS Regional Affiliates should be on the Calendar of Events.
The Calendar of Events strives to include all activities of the CAS. Please feel free to provide suggestions for inclusion via the online feedback form.
I am a new Officer for a Regional Affiliate. To whom do I send updates and meeting materials?
Regional Affiliates questions, updates for officers, presentations, and all other meeting materials and information for posting to the website should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org