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Author Archives: Ken Williams
An Actuary’s Guide to Working from Home
For many CAS members, social distancing requirements have changed work/life balance for at least the next few weeks. Many of you are learning how to deal with an extended work from home period for the first time. For some folks that means they are alone; others may be dealing with spouses, roommates and kids of … Read more
Posted in Communications.
Rating Variables, Educative Statements, and the I.I.I.
The CAS and the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) recently released a white paper on the use of rating variables to develop insurance premiums. As a member of the CAS Public Relations Advisory Committee and a contributor to the paper, I would like to give you a little behind the scenes information about some of the … Read more
Posted in Communications, Future of the Profession.
Are You Qualified?
Earning the ACAS designation is a great accomplishment. Your college education, hundreds of hours of studying, and maybe a little exam luck have earned you a valuable accreditation for work in insurance and other industries. The question you should now ask yourself is “What does a CAS designation allow me to do?” If you work … Read more
Posted in Future of the Profession, Professional Education, Regulation.
Courses on Professionalism
I recently coordinated the CAS Course on Professionalism (COP) in Orlando for 117 candidates who are approaching their Associateship designation. Another 120 candidates attended a recent course in Las Vegas and 75 soon will be attending our Canadian course in Montreal. In total, nearly 600 candidates will have taken the course in 2018. The Course … Read more
Posted in Events, Regulation.