Complete Actuarial Solutions Co. (CASCO) is a Maryland corporation with a single office in McLean, Virginia. Our employees have the option of working remotely, which most do. Our goal is to be considered the best at what we do. As consulting actuaries, we’re called on to help measure and manage the costs associated with tort liability exposures, employee benefits, and other contingent events. Though every client has unique needs, we follow a common set of objectives:
- Assist in identifying the right questions
- Provide highly supportable answers
- Communicate results clearly and intuitively
- Deliver work on time
- Add value whenever possible
- Charge reasonable fees
- Give 100% for every client – no matter how large or how small
- Treat all client contacts, regardless of position, with friendliness and respect
- Maintain a positive, collegial work environment to attract and retain the best possible employees
Who We Are
Alex has been with CASCO since June of 2007, and has over 25 years of total finance/administration experience in the consulting environment.
Prior to joining CASCO, Alex was the Director, Development and Systems Integration with Watson Wyatt. She and her team were responsible for developing enterprise-wide web based business applications with the goal to reduce redundancy, increase efficiency, data accuracy and knowledge sharing for over 4200 associates.
Alex also spent over 18 years with Mercer/Foster Higgins as the Senior Business Manager and Regional Controller. At Mercer, she managed Finance, Administration and oversaw IT for the DC and Baltimore offices. At Foster Higgins, she managed all aspects of accounting and payroll. She prepared budgets, revenue forecasts, managed cash and capital assets, prepared and filed payroll and corporate taxes.
Alex earned a B.S., in Business Administration and Computer Studies from the University of Maryland. She is fluent in English, French, and Greek.
Mark has been with CASCO since March of 2004, and has over 20 years of total actuarial experience. His experience includes actuarial areas such as pricing, reserving, merger and acquisition analysis, and budgeting.
Prior to joining CASCO, Mark was the chief actuary for Montgomery Insurance (a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual writing Workers’ Compensation, General Liability, Commercial Auto, Personal Auto, and Homeowners in states throughout the Mid-atlantic region).
Mark also spent almost 3 years as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche working with large corporate clients as well as insurance and reinsurance companies.
Mark earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Virginia Tech and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (where he has served on the Examination Committee) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (where he currently serves on the Academy’s Medical Professional Liability Subcommittee). He is a recognized loss reserve specialist in Bermuda, Vermont, and South Carolina and serves as the appointed actuary for several captive or risk retention groups in these locations.
Elaine has over 30 years of actuarial experience, two with the National Council on Compensation Insurance, eight in Foster Higgins’ casualty actuarial practice, and the rest at CASCO. She is a founding member and minority owner of the firm. Elaine has worked with health care and corporate clients since 1988, heading up valuation and special project work, and providing day-to-day consulting services to both large and small clients, including varying lines of coverage.
FCAS, ASA, MAAA
Hua Li serves as appointed actuary for several captive insurance companies, risk pools, and self-insurance programs. His expertise encompasses a wide range of property and casualty lines of coverage as well as life, health, and post-retirement benefits.
Hua earned a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in England. He is an Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Shumaker
Lizzy has over 18 years of total actuarial experience in areas such as reserving, budgeting, pricing, and cost allocation for institutions of higher education and health care systems, with substantial exposure to various casualty commercial lines of insurance as medical malpractice, general and auto liability, and workers’ compensation. She is a certified loss reserve specialist in Vermont, Delaware, South Carolina, and Cayman Islands and serves as the appointed actuary for several captive insurance companies, risk retention groups, risk pools, and self-insurance programs.
Lizzy earned a B.S. in Actuarial Science from Penn State University. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (where she previously served on the Examination Committee) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Steve has over 30 years’ actuarial experience and joined CASCO’s team in 2004. While at Mercer, he headed up the coal industry actuarial practice in the Washington, DC office and was responsible for all black lung valuations done in that office. In addition, he was responsible for coal employer valuations including retiree medical/life, LTD, and the Combined Fund. While at Mercer, his coal employer clients included Arch Coal, Peabody Energy, Pittston Coal (part of Brink’s), Massey Energy, Valley Camp Coal (part of Shell Oil), Trout Coal, and Virginia Crews.
Christina has over 15 years of total actuarial experience in multiple lines of business including medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, general liability, and post-retirement benefits. Her primary areas of focus are reserving, budgeting, pricing, and cost allocation for captive insurance companies, risk retention groups, and self-insurance programs. Her experience encompasses a variety of industries with substantial work for healthcare systems and institutions of higher education.
Christina earned a B.S. in Mathematics, with a minor in finance, from Salisbury University and a M.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from Georgetown University.
Adam joined CASCO in October of 2020 and has over 4 years of total actuarial experience. He has experience working with various commercial lines including workers’ compensation, auto liability, general liability, and medical malpractice.
Adam graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he double majored in Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance. He is working towards becoming a credentialed member of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
Sally has been with CASCO since May of 2021 and has experience with many property and casualty lines of insurance such as workers’ compensation, auto and general liability, and medical professional liability.
Sally earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Mississippi and is working toward becoming an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.