CAS 8, “Mahler’s Guide to Advanced Ratemaking”


For 2017, my Exam 8 study guide is in two parts.

Both parts are now available.


The first part covers Section A of the syllabus: Classification Ratemaking,

and Section C of the syllabus: Catastrophic and Reinsurance Pricing.


Section B of the syllabus: Excess, Deductible, and Individual Risk Rating,

the remainder of the syllabus, is covered in Part 2.

For 2017, the CAS is substituting a Study Note “Individual Risk Rating”.

and part of a monograph “Distributions for Actuaries,” by David Bahnemann

for most of the readings previously in Section B of the syllabus.



Sample 2017 Sample2017Mahler8.pdf


Description8StudyGuide.pdf


My chapter on the new GLM reading for 2016.

Mahler2016Exam8GLMs.pdf


Solutions to Fall 2016 Exam 8  Sols2016Exam8.pdf

Solutions to Fall 2015 Exam 8  Sols2015Exam8.pdf

Solutions to Fall 2014 Exam 8  Sols2014Exam8.pdf

Solutions to Fall 2013 Exam 8  Sols2013Exam8.pdf


Errata 2017  Errata2017Exam8.pdf

Errata 2016  Errata2016Exam8.pdf

Errata 2015  Errata2015Exam8.pdf    Errata 2014  Errata2014Exam8.pdf

Errata 2013  Errata2013Exam8.pdf     Errata 2012  Errata2012Exam8.pdf