Celebrating the CAS Community: 10,000 Members and Counting!

CAS surpassed the 10,000 member mark this year! This is truly a milestone to be celebrated, as it is a testament to the value that the CAS members provide to our employers, our clients, the users of our services and ultimately to the public. As we celebrate this milestone, I also look to the future … Read more »

10,000 Members and Counting: A CAS Retrospective

  Congratulations to the CAS on achieving the 10,000 member milestone!  This event caused me to reminisce a bit on how our Society has evolved since I joined the ranks as a new Fellow in 1979 (Associate in 1975).  We were a much smaller Society back then; my fellowship class was 23 individuals (compared to … Read more »

Five Activities to Do in LA After the CAS Annual Meeting!

Hello fellow actuaries! The Casualty Actuarial Society’s Annual Meeting in Los Angeles this November promises not just riveting professional growth, but also a chance to reboot your soul with a dose of fun in Los Angeles. Even actuaries deserve a bit of laughter and adventure, right? Explore Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Hills November is … Read more »

2023 Summer Reads

CAS members are required to obtain a certain number of continuing education (CE) hours each year, which varies based on the regulatory jurisdiction of your practice. This summer we are encouraging members to work towards their CE compliance with our Summer of CE campaign. Many members think that CE must come from things like webinars … Read more »

CAS Research Review Q&A: Analysis of The Current Saudi Arabian No-Claim Discount System

As part of our CAS Research Review series, the CAS is highlighting important papers and articles you may have missed! Here we speak with Asrar Alyafie, Corina Constantinescu and Jorge Yslas, authors of An Analysis of the Current Saudi Arabian No-Claim Discount System and Its Adaptability For Novice Women Drivers in the latest CAS E-Forum. … Read more »

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

“Start where you are.  Use what you have. Do what you can.”  – Arthur Ashe, American professional tennis player  This focused attitude applies to so many things in life, but it provided the perfect foundation to jumpstart my engagement with the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) through volunteering. I believe that an essential component in an … Read more »

5 Fun Things to Do In and Around Boston

In anticipation of the CAS Spring Meeting taking place May 7-10, 2023, in Boston, MA, CAS asked Meagan Mirkovich, FCAS, volunteer chair of the Spring Meeting Working Group, to share some of the many activities meeting attendees can experience in Boston! Speaking as a New Englander, I know Boston is a great city to visit … Read more »

CAS Research Review Q&A: Catastrophe Models for Wildfire Mitigation

As part of our CAS Research Review series, the CAS is highlighting important papers and articles you may have missed! Here we speak with Milliman consulting actuaries Nancy Watkins, FCAS, and Peggy Brinkmann, FCAS, CSPA, two of the authors of Catastrophe Models for Wildfire Mitigation: Quantifying Credits and Benefits to Homeowners and Communities.  CAS: What … Read more »

Admissions, DE&I, and Member Engagement among Initiatives Discussed at November 2022 CAS Board Meeting

Our just-completed membership survey on member engagement showed an increased interest in transparency in CAS governance, so I’m publishing this Board meeting summary to make our stakeholders aware of the many strategic issues the Board is addressing. As you review the summary, if you have a reaction or suggestion for the Board to consider, please … Read more »

What to Do in Minneapolis After CAS Annual

Are you attending the CAS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in a few weeks? I’m excited for you to visit my town and to share with you a few of my favorite things to do in the Twin Cities and beyond. If you haven’t decided on attending yet, I’m here to convince you! Here are 5 … Read more »