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2019 CAS Virtual Workshop: Basic Ratemaking

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The four-part Basic Ratemaking virtual workshop offers a complete understanding of the basic concepts and practices needed for ratemaking. These concepts include how to calculate an overall indication, how to calculate indications for various rating plans and consider data on a multivariate basis, how to develop increased limit factors with data, and how to present this data in a rate filing.

Chris Cooksey
Chris Cooksey is Guidewire’s Predictive Analytics actuarial expert and leader of the Predictive Analytics Professional Services Team. Prior to Guidewire, Chris was the Chief Actuary of EagleEye Analytics. He began his career with 12 years at Nationwide Insurance in a variety of pricing roles, including leading the Nonstandard Auto Research and Development group.
Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Valparaiso University and Masters in Physics from Ohio State University. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the CAS Institute. Chris holds the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics designation.

Patrick Stapleton

Patrick is currently working as an Associate Actuary at Allstate Insurance Company, supporting the Allstate Home and Auto pricing team. He has been with Allstate since August 2012 and previously worked for 2 years as an Analyst on the Encompass pricing team, and 1 year as an Analyst on the Allstate Home and Auto pricing team. He is a Fellow of the CAS and a member of the AAA.
Patrick graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors degree in Actuarial Science in May 2012. He currently lives in Chicago, and in his free time he enjoys reading, running, and watching Chicago sports.