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Thread: The Actuary's Free Study Guide for Exam 5

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    Post Section 34 of Free Study Guide for Exam 5

    Greetings.

    A new section of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 5 is now available:

    Section 34 – Application of the Parallelogram Method Adjusting Historical Premium to Current Rate Levels

    You can find the index of all sections of the study guide to date at the following page: http://progressofliberty.today.com/5-study-guide/

    Questions are always welcome. Also, if you find errors in any of the problems, feel free to offer a correction.

    Sincerely,
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    Post Section 35 of Free Study Guide for Exam 5

    Greetings.

    A new section of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 5 is now available:

    Section 35 – Policy-Year Calculations Using the Parallelogram Method

    You can find the index of all sections of the study guide to date at the following page: http://progressofliberty.today.com/5-study-guide/

    Questions are always welcome. Also, if you find errors in any of the problems, feel free to offer a correction.

    Sincerely,
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    Post Section 36 of Free Study Guide for Exam 5

    Greetings.

    A new section of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 5 is now available:

    Section 36 – Calculations Using the Parallelogram Method When Some Rate Changes Are Applied to Already Written Insurance Policies

    You can find the index of all sections of the study guide to date at the following page: http://progressofliberty.today.com/5-study-guide/

    Questions are always welcome. Also, if you find errors in any of the problems, feel free to offer a correction.

    Sincerely,
    G. Stolyarov II

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    Post Section 37 of Free Study Guide for Exam 5

    Greetings.

    A new section of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 5 is now available:

    Section 37 – Premium Trends, Exposure Trends, One-Step Trending, and Two-Step Trending

    You can find the index of all sections of the study guide to date at the following page: http://progressofliberty.today.com/5-study-guide/

    Questions are always welcome. Also, if you find errors in any of the problems, feel free to offer a correction.

    Sincerely,
    G. Stolyarov II

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    Post Section 38 of Free Study Guide for Exam 5

    Greetings.

    A new section of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 5 is now available:

    Section 38 – Analyzing Loss Data by Calendar Year, Accident Year, and Policy Year

    You can find the index of all sections of the study guide to date at the following page: http://progressofliberty.today.com/5-study-guide/

    Questions are always welcome. Also, if you find errors in any of the problems, feel free to offer a correction.

    Sincerely,
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    Post Section 39 of Free Study Guide for Exam 5

    Greetings.

    A new section of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 5 is now available:

    Section 39 – Catastrophe and Excess Losses

    You can find the index of all sections of the study guide to date at the following page: http://progressofliberty.today.com/5-study-guide/

    Questions are always welcome. Also, if you find errors in any of the problems, feel free to offer a correction.

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    Post Section 40 of Free Study Guide for Exam 5

    Greetings.

    A new section of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 5 is now available:

    Section 40– Changes in Insurer Losses Due to Reinsurance and Changes in Coverage or Benefit Levels

    You can find the index of all sections of the study guide to date at the following page: http://progressofliberty.today.com/5-study-guide/

    Questions are always welcome. Also, if you find errors in any of the problems, feel free to offer a correction.

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    Last edited by G. Stolyarov II; December 25th 2009 at 02:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G. Stolyarov II View Post
    Greetings.

    I have initiated a free online study guide for CAS Exam 5, which I myself plan to take during the May 2010 sitting. The purpose of this study guide is to give students a large number of introductory and intermediate-level problems for each concept so that, through practice, the concepts become firmly embedded in students' memories, thereby enabling them to tackle the more advanced problems.

    All sections of the study guide will be listed on this page as they are created: http://progressofliberty.today.com/5-study-guide/

    The first three sections are now available. They are based on the discussions of basic insurance concepts in Basic Ratemaking by Werner and Modlin – an excellent free e-text that has recently been released by the CAS: http://www.casact.org/pubs/Werner_Modlin_Ratemaking.pdf


    I expect the problems in the first few sections to mainly be gentle and to reinforce conceptual knowledge. Here are the titles of the individual sections available thus far:

    Section 1 – Exposures, Premium, Losses, and Claims

    Section 2 – Loss Reserves and Loss Adjustment Expenses

    Section 3 – Underwriting Expenses, Insurance Company Profits, and the Fundamental Insurance Equation

    I would advise you to work out the problems individually and then compare your work to the given solutions.

    I am also the author of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 3F/Exam MFE - http://rationalargumentator.com/actu...uaryguide.html - as well as of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 3L - http://progressofliberty.today.com/3l-study-guide/

    I am also in the process of writing The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 4C, my most extensive study guide to date: http://progressofliberty.today.com/4c-study-guide/

    I will be taking Exam 4/C in November of this year. Creating my study guide for that exam therefore takes priority for me at present – but I will be periodically updating the Exam 5 study guide as well, when I have spare time.

    Questions and discussion are welcome. Continual immersion in practice problems has helped me pass actuarial exams 1/P, 2/FM, 3F/MFE, and 3L. My creation of the free study guides for exams 3F/MFE and 3L was indispensable to my success on these exams, and the pages of my study guides have been visited hundreds of thousands of times by other actuarial students as well. I believe that my method can assist those preparing for Exam 5, at least insofar as it supplements and amplifies their existing preparation.

    Sincerely,
    G. Stolyarov II
    Thank You. I appreciate your efforts. Are you planning a study guide for CAS Exam 6? Loss-Reserve Estimation for P&C actuaries is of particular interest to me
    Last edited by R_T; December 26th 2009 at 09:46 PM.

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    Post Section 41 of Free Study Guide for Exam 5

    Greetings.

    A new section of The Actuary’s Free Study Guide for Exam 5 is now available:

    Section 41– Calculations Pertaining to Workers’ Compensation Insurance Benefit Levels

    You can find the index of all sections of the study guide to date at the following page: http://progressofliberty.today.com/5-study-guide/

    Questions are always welcome. Also, if you find errors in any of the problems, feel free to offer a correction.

    Sincerely,
    G. Stolyarov II

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_T View Post
    Thank You. As a fellow CAS student, I appreciate your efforts. Are you planning a study guide for CAS Exam 6? Loss-Reserve Estimation for P&C actuaries is of particular interest to me:coolman:
    Thank you for your kind words! I will be writing a study guide for CAS Exam 6 beginning in the summer of 2010, as I plan to take that exam during the Fall 2010 sitting.

    Sincerely,
    G. Stolyarov II

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