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Actuarial Committee

The Actuarial Committee advises the Governing Committee with respect to pure premium rates. In addition, the committee conducts research, reviews rating values contained in the Experience Rating Plan, reviews methodologies used in developing the rating values reflected in the WCIRB's advisory rating plans, and provides guidance on the actuarial and research functions performed by the WCIRB. The Actuarial Committee is comprised of at least seven actuaries who are Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society. The members of the Committee are appointed by the president of the WCIRB with the exception of the actuary representing State Compensation Insurance Fund and the actuary retained by the public members of the Governing Committee.


Laura Carstensen, Zurich North America 
James Gebhard, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
Joanne Ottone, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
Jill Petker, Liberty Mutual Group
Mark Priven, Representing the Public Members of the Governing Committee
Kate Smith, State Compensation Insurance Fund
Bryan Ware, AmTrust Financial Services
Chris Westermeyer, Travelers
Doug Zearfoss, Employers Insurance Group

Scheduled Meetings

Future meeting dates of the Actuarial Committee are shown below.​

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Thursday, August 1, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019

Committee Meeting Documents

View agendas, minutes and other materials related to the Actuarial Committee meetings in the Committee Documents section under Publications and Filings.