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Pace of COVID-19 Claims in Calif. Slower than Projected So Far

California workers had filed 5,093 COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims as of Tuesday, according to the state Department of Industrial Relations, a pace that might lead to a lower impact on costs than projected by actuaries. The potential cost of the …

As Nation Reopens, a Historic Referendum on Risk Begins

WASHINGTON — We are becoming a nation of amateur actuaries, calculating the risk of restarting our lives. Can we go outside? Can we go back to work? Can we go to a restaurant or bar? Can we go to the …

Valuable Information That Aids Claims, Underwriting Gleaned From Big Data

The story of big data — the oceans of data that modern technology generates — in some ways presents a modern cliffhanger. Now that we have access to all of that data, what will we do with it? Actuaries heard …

Actuaries Must Consider Homeowner Envy and Home Telematics in Future Pricing

To price next year’s insurance, property/casualty actuaries need to know what trends are emerging right now. A wide-ranging discussion at the Casualty Actuarial Society Annual Meeting held in early November during a session on “Emerging Homeowners and Personal Auto Exposures” …