Watch Now: Intro to Insurance Webinar

Want to get a high-level overview of insurance from two industry professionals? Watch the recently recorded Student Central webinar, “Intro to Insurance” to learn more!

Watch Now!

Topics covered:

  • What is Insurance?
  • What is Property and Casualty (P&C) Insurance?
  • Types of P&C Insurance Carriers
  • How is Business Placed?
  • Admitted or Surplus Lines Carrier? – Examples

Whether you are a new member of CAS Student Central, or have been with us for a few years, you can expect to walk away with general knowledge of the insurance industry to help prepare you for a future career working in the P&C industry.

To access additional webinars, check out the CAS Student Central Webinar Library.

Meet the Presenters

Jason Nikowitz, FCAS, CPCU, CSPA

Jason Nikowitz is an Assistant Vice President and Team Lead for Zurich North America’s Line-of-Business Reserving department.  He has previous experience in planning and claims-level predictive modeling and, prior to becoming an actuary, was a high school math teacher. He holds degrees from Purdue University, Harper College, and North Central college and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and a Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA).

Mallika Bender, FCAS

Mallika Bender, FCAS, is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Staff Actuary for the Casualty Actuarial Society, where she leads initiatives to enhance diversity within the profession and manages the CAS Approach to Race and Insurance Pricing.  Mallika held previous actuarial roles at GEICO in Washington, DC, Suncorp Insurance in Sydney Australia, and QBE Insurance and Willis Towers Watson in Philadelphia. Mallika joined the CAS as a staff member in June 2020 and has enjoyed bringing lessons learned from her actuarial career, volunteering, and international experiences into her Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work.


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