Archive of 2011 July

29Jul2011
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gmaki
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General
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VA makes improvements in patient safety

A post from Jim Toole that discusses the VA's integrated approach to care delivery.

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Why don’t people vote?

SOA President Don Segal encourages members to vote in the upcoming Society of Actuaries elections.

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2014: “Big bang” for health product pricing

SOA board member Alice Rosenblatt discusses the Department of Health and Human Services proposed rules on Standards Related to Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment.

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07Jul2011
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tmoberly@soa.org
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Access the Actuarial Directory on the go!

By Tim Moberly, SOA Director of Technology Services We are pleased to announce that we have launched a new mobile interface to the Online Directory of Actuarial Memberships. You can now access the directory right from your smartphone (Blackberry, iPhone, Android, etc.). Through this interface you now have access to over 29,000 actuaries on your smartphone. (more…)

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06Jul2011
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mboot
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The Royal Couple and the CIA

by Mike Boot, Managing Director of Actuarial Marketplace Solutions The title might indicate that the Central intelligence Agency is investigating William and Kate before their North American visit. However, it really is meant to indicate that Ottawa, Canada, last week was host not only to William and Kate, but also the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) Annual Meeting and an SOA delegation. This meeting was well attended with over 500 people present. A variety of sessions included global developments such as Solvency II, IFRS and product development in the United States and the United Kingdom. (more…)

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05Jul2011
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SOA Blog
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Life
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Wouldn’t it be great?

by James Miles, SOA Consulting Staff Fellow, Individual Life & Annuity Solutions Our training and experience as actuaries enables us to have a unique perspective on and understanding of the causes and effects of financial outcomes. Sharing meaningful insights and perspectives allows us to increase the visibility and stature of the profession. For most of us the opportunities to formally express our ideas and reach outside our profession are limited to relatively small audiences. Wouldn’t it be great if we could write a paper offering a unique perspective on a current issue and that our paper would be promoted by a professional staff? The leaders of the SOA sections feel so strongly that capturing the insights of actuaries on paper is a good way to increase the contribution of intellectual capital and stature of the actuarial profession that they periodically sponsor a Call for Papers and award cash prizes for the best papers. The latest Call for Papers is the Reinsurance Section’s call to generate thought and discussion on topics germane to the reinsurance industry (li

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