Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) chief actuary James Lynch will be in San Diego at the Casualty Actuarial Society’s (CAS) annual Ratemaking and Product Management conference, March 27 to 29. Here’s a preview:
The I.I.I. partners with the CAS at its conferences. I generally write three or four articles based on conference sessions for the CAS Actuarial Review. These tend to be fairly meaty actuarial topics, but I try to make them digestible. Here is something I wrote about predictive models a while back.
At this meeting, I plan to write three more articles about predictive models. These are sophisticated models that draw on Big Data to help insurers serve their customers better.
Many, if not most personal insurers, use predictive models to price their products. Lately they’ve been developing models to help them settle claims quickly and accurately.
It’s an important, growing area in property/casualty insurance, particularly among actuaries and other quantitative experts. The CAS is recognizing the emerging skill through the CAS Institute – iCAS for short – its subsidiary that awards credentials for quantitative professionals.
The Institute’s first designation is for Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics, or CSPA, and it will be awarded in a formal ceremony at the conference. I’ll be live-tweeting that event.