My Key Learnings as a Business Owner to Impart to Actuaries of the Future

How did being an actuary help me with starting my own company?  I founded my own actuarial consulting company, Actuarial Factor LLC, in 2014 and we are now going for our 10th year anniversary.  The discipline, the focus, and the determination required during the actuarial exam process were keys in tackling each aspect of my … Read more »

Enhancing Accessibility for CAS Members and Candidates

2023 marks 50 years since passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a major milestone in rights for people with disabilities in the United States. This milestone is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on how we ensure equal opportunities for people with disabilities at work and in our professional environment. The CAS … Read more »

Why the CAS Quinquennial Survey Matters to You!

Note: The deadline to complete the CAS Quinquennial Survey has been extended to Friday, November 17. CAS Interviews Janet Lindstrom, FCAS, Volunteer Chair of the Member Advisory Panel Task Force to discuss the CAS Quinquennial Survey, currently open to all CAS members until Friday, November 3rd. Q: Tell us about your role and history with … Read more »

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 »