Casualty Actuarial Society News

How ‘Exposure Data Tracking’ Is Taking Over Personal Lines Insurance

Today’s insurers want to be there for their customers—literally. With sensors of various kinds in policyholders’ cars, homes and personal devices, “exposure data tracking” is rapidly becoming a competitive imperative in personal lines underwriting and rating. That was the message …

Insurance Regulators Exploring Ways to Protect Consumers in Age of Big Data

The incorporation of “Big Data” from Internet-based sources is a defining feature of underwriting and rating in today’s property/casualty insurance market. In light of that, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), through its Big Data Task Force, is exploring …

AXIS Re & China’s Renmin University Offer Actuarial Scholarship

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced the launch of the “AXIS Re Actuarial Scholarship” in partnership with Renmin University in China. The scholarship fund will provide financial assistance to actuarial students in Renmin’s School of Statistics to help develop their …

State Regulators Scrutinizing Use of Premium Caps in Insurance Rating

Concerns over price optimization are leading regulators to think carefully about the implications of longstanding practices in insurance rating, including premium “caps” on policy renewals for individuals, households and small businesses, according to one regulator. Charles Angell, deputy commissioner and …

State Insurance Regulators Weigh Consumer Protections for Data Collection, Use

The incorporation of big data from Internet-based sources is a defining feature of underwriting and rating in today’s property/casualty insurance market. In light of that, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), through its Big Data Task Force, is exploring …

RMS Peru Earthquake Model and Actuaries Climate Index Are Launched

RMS and a group of actuarial societies each rolled out new products designed to respectively help measure risks related to earthquake and weather events. In RMS’ case, the catastrophe modeling firm gained regulatory approval in Peru to start marketing its …

Casualty Actuarial Society Honors 4 Universities

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has selected four universities to receive the 2016 CAS University Award, an honor created to recognize schools doing exemplary work in preparing students for a career in the property/casualty insurance industry. The schools honored in …

Is This the End of Active Hurricane Era?

Colorado State University’s annual benchmark forecast for Atlantic hurricanes is unlikely to change significantly when it is updated June 1, according to CSU hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach, as the increasing likelihood of moderate to strong El Nino conditions in the …

How New Capital is Changing P/C Industry and What To Do About It

As waves of capital reshape reinsurer’s business model, the property/casualty insurance industry needs to change although exactly how remains a matter of debate. Reinsurers face a growing threat from the capital markets—hedge funds, pensions and others that have found innovative …

Making the Economics of Telematics Work for Insurers

The crossroads of auto insurance these days is telematics, the use of an electronic device to monitor how an automobile is being driven. The device monitors where a car is and how it is being driven, and, in theory, should …