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February 13, 2006

Casualty Actuarial Society Seminar on Ratemaking to be Held March 13-14 in Salt Lake City

The future of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act and applications in predictive modeling will be among topics addressed at the annual Seminar on Ratemaking of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), March 13-14, 2006 at the Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Members of the press are welcome to attend the seminar (fee waived) and are asked to register with Mike Boa, CAS director of communications and research, at 703-276-3100 in advance of the seminar.

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 V. 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 February 24. All fees increase by $50 after this date. For registration information, visit the online brochure.

The Casualty Actuarial Society is an organization dedicated to the advancement of the body of knowledge of actuarial science applied to property, casualty and similar risk exposures. The primary goal of the Casualty Actuarial Society is to provide education and research to help its members be the leading experts in the evaluation of hazard risk and the integration of hazard risk with strategic, financial and operational risk.

Contact: Taresa LaRock
Phone: (703) 276-3100

Posted by Tom Troceen