CAS Exam 5: Basic Techniques for Ratemaking and Estimating Claim Liabilities

6 months access with one free extension
  • 110+ video lessons (20+ hours of instruction)
  • Full study manual
  • 1200+ solved problems
  • 4 sample exams with solutions
  • 21 Practice Quizzes (each 15-30 min in length)
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  • 90 days to prepare

What's included in this course?

This online course contains everything you need to pass the CAS's Exam 5: Basic Techniques for Ratemaking and Estimating Claim Liabilities


  • 100% of the syllabus is covered
  • 110+ video lessons (20+ hours) covering the entire syllabus
  • 4 full length practice exams with solutions
  • 1200+ solved problems

Study Aids

  • 21 practice quizzes ranging from 15-30 minutes each.
  • Full study manual
  • Flashcards covering key information for practice and memorization in our Flashcards app

Features & Support

  • Full-time instructor support by email and course forum
  • Study schedule and time tracking integrated directly into lessons page
  • Play videos at variable speeds, flag content, and filter lessons
  • Video solutions and analysis of previous CAS questions

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  • Lessons, practice problems, flashcards, sample exams, and more all scheduled to have you ready on exam day
  • Tasks scheduled only on the days you plan to study
  • Create your own custom tasks
  • Miss a day? Your schedule will automatically redistribute all your remaining tasks
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Josh Taub

  • FCAS    |   
  • 5,
  • 8

Josh Taub is the Director of CAS Exams and instructor for CAS exams 5 & 8 for The Infinite Actuary. In the last 10 years, Josh has taught over 7,000 actuarial students basic & advanced insurance pricing and basic reserving in his role. He spent the first decade of his career at Farmers Insurance, where he worked in product management in both personal and commercial lines and spent several years building the claims actuarial analytics team. Josh has also worked at, advised, and invested in tech startups both in and outside of insurance, including spending 2 years as Chief Actuary and VP of Product & Pricing for Swyfft (an InsurTech MGA), where he helped develop homeowners and commercial package products priced using only a property address.

Josh has spoken at CAS sponsored events in the U.S. and internationally, and has been published in Carrier Management and Property/Casualty 360. He is an active CAS volunteer, having volunteered on several CAS committees, and is currently serving as the Current Member Vice Chair for the Professionalism Education Working Group. Josh received the CAS Above & Beyond Achievement Award for volunteers in 2018 for his work with the Insurance On Demand Working Party. Josh is also an avid traveler, having been to over 70 countries, though he currently lives in San Diego with his wife Lolita.

CAS Exam 5

Expanded Features

This is an on-demand intensive exam prep course for the CAS's Exam 5: Basic Techniques for Ratemaking and Estimating Claim Liabilities. When you register for this course you will gain access to the following items (except as noted) from the day you register for 6 months.

Comprehensive Course

Comprehensive video lessons covering the entire syllabus that simplify complicated info into more understandable terms and illustrate important concepts through examples and graphics.

Detailed Study Manual

Download printable PDF covering all of the syllabus readings, along with examples and instructor commentary that simplifies difficult concepts and builds links to other readings on the syllabus.

Online Discussion Forum

Active dedicated course forum loaded with existing questions and answers on syllabus material and past CAS exam questions. Instructors and our Support Team try to ensure everyone's questions are answered in a timely manner.

Sample Exams

This course includes 4 sample exams with each question having a solution walking you through the best way to solve it. These sample exams are created to give you a true sense of what you can expect exam day.

Offline Videos

Take our videos with you everywhere you go and don't worry about a data cap or WiFi signal. Use the TIA Study app on your mobile device to download lessons or solutions videos and have them right at your fingertips. ?

Variable Speed Playback

Watch our lessons and video solutions at your pace! When watching our videos on a desktop or our Learn App you can select the speed that makes the most sense for you. The variable speed increases all the way up to 2x.

Background Audio Playback

Just want to listen to our lessons? We have you covered! Now when you download the TIA Study app on an iOS or Android device, you can start a video and simply lock your device and the audio will continue to play.

Today view

The Today viewing TIA Study will let you know exactly what you need to do each day in order to stay on schedule, and it will automatically redistribute your tasks as your schedule adjusts over time.


This course offers digital flashcards written in a "Q&A" style to facilitate recalling information for exam-oriented questions. They are available in the Review tab of TIA Study. The app will download all the flashcards for the course to your device so you can study at a moments notice!

Excellent Customer Service

You're never alone with The Infinite Actuary. Get help from your instructor and assistants in our online forum. Anything else you need help with, not related to the course material, just reach out to our customer service team and they will get your questions answered!

Free Extension

Life happens, and despite your hard work, you may fail an exam. If that happens to you, we offer one free 6 month extension for this online course. Once you activate your extension, you will have 6 months access to the entire course again. Learn more about our extension policy here. ?

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