CAS Ratemaking Seminar March 13-14; TRIA’s Future Among Topics

February 6, 2006

The future of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act and applications in predictive modeling will be among topics addressed at the annual Ratemaking Seminar of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), March 13-14, at the Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The seminar presents a forum for the discussion of insurance issues, pricing concepts and methods. Sessions are available for insurance professionals with ratemaking knowledge levels that vary from limited to advanced, and the seminar provides an opportunity for actuaries to further their continuing education.

The opening general session will feature a discussion of ways to manage an insurer through a soft (buyer’s) market from the perspective of both a CEO and a chief actuary. Speakers will include Robert James, senior managing director, president, CEO and chief operating officer of Balboa Insurance Company and Michael Fusco, executive vice president and chief actuary at CNA Insurance Companies.

Nearly 40 different concurrent sessions will be offered covering the following topics:

*Introductory track
* Workers’ compensation
* Data management and technology
* Commercial lines insurance
* Personal lines insurance
* Risk and capital management
* Regulatory issues
* Reinsurance
* Specialty topics.

The seminar will conclude with a “town hall” general session on the current state of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and its future.

The fee for the seminar is $700 for active candidates, Affiliates, Associates and Fellows of the CAS, $800 for non-CAS members and $350 for government employees, if received on or before Feb. 24. All fees increase by $50 after this date.

For registration information, visit the CAS Web site at

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