Spring 2022 - ACMA 470 E100

Property and Casualty Insurance (3)

Class Number: 6945

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM
    HCC 1510, Vancouver

  • Instructor:




Ratemaking: terminology, process, trend, ultimate losses, expense provisions, profit and contingencies, overall rate indications, classification rates, increased limits. Individual risk rating: prospective systems, retrospective rating, design. Loss Reserving: accounting concepts, definitions, principles, loss reserving process. Risk classification: relationship to other mechanisms, criteria for selecting rating variables, examples, efficiency, estimating class relativities. Covers part of the syllabus for Exam 5 of Casualty Actuarial Society. Cannot repeat for credit if taken as STAT 490 or ACMA 490 previously. Quantitative.


Course Outline:

The course provides an overview of the property and casualty industry and covers foundational materials in the syllabus for Exams 5, 6, and 7 of Casualty Actuarial Society.

The topics include:

  • P&C industry overview
  • Ratemaking
  • Risk classification
  • Loss reserving
  • Capital adequacy testing


Introduction to Ratemaking and Loss Reserving for Property and Casualty Insurance, 2nd Edition, 2001, Robert Brown


  • Project 20%
  • Midterm 1 20%
  • Midterm 2 20%
  • Final Exam 40%


Above grading is subject to change.



No Text Required. Various required reading from CAS syllabus available on the internet.

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