Archive of 2012 March

30Mar2012
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Risk Management News: March 2012

Each month we provide links to the best online articles and conversations about risk management. If you would like to add to this list, just leave a summary and a link in the comments section. Enjoy t

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Retirement Planning: SOA study finds keeping up with inflation and having enough money for health care are biggest concerns Thumbnail

Retirement Planning: SOA study finds keeping up with inflation and having enough money for health care are biggest concerns

by Anna Rappaport, FSA, MAAA, Chairperson, Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks Today, the SOA released findings from its “2011 Risks and Process of Retirement Sur

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Actuarial principles at play in Supreme Court health care case

by Sara Teppema, SOA senior staff fellow, practice research On Tuesday of this week, the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up the second of four sets of arguments in the historic case involving the 2010

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National health expenditures

by Richard S. Foster, chief actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Annually, in early January, much attention is paid to the release of U.S. National Health Expenditures (NHE) from the

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SOA announces General Insurance track: Your feedback is welcomed

by Bradley M. Smith, 2011-12 SOA President Last week the SOA Board voted to begin offering an exam track in general (property-casualty) insurance in 2013. This move will help fulfill the SOA’s s

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14Mar2012
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Alternative views on extrapolated yield curves: A fundamental question remains unanswered Thumbnail

Alternative views on extrapolated yield curves: A fundamental question remains unanswered

by John Hibbert The Modeling of Financial Markets for Financial Institutions seminar will take place in conjunction with and the day after the 2012 Investment Symposium. Attendees of the seminar wi

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13Mar2012
The low interest rate environment: A roundtable discussion with members of the SOA’s Smaller Insurance Company Section – Part 2 Thumbnail

The low interest rate environment: A roundtable discussion with members of the SOA’s Smaller Insurance Company Section – Part 2

In September 2011, the Smaller Insurance Company defined its mission: "to synthesize information for smaller company actuaries." The section’s focus for this year is the low interest environment. In

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12Mar2012
The low interest rate environment: A roundtable discussion with members of the SOA’s Smaller Insurance Company Section – Part 1 Thumbnail

The low interest rate environment: A roundtable discussion with members of the SOA’s Smaller Insurance Company Section – Part 1

In September 2011, the Smaller Insurance Company defined its mission: "to synthesize information for smaller company actuaries." The section’s focus for this year is the low interest environment. In

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09Mar2012
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Strategy charts a new course for SOA research

by Steven Siegel, SOA research actuary Exciting things are happening with Society of Actuaries research! Our research strategy embodies three approaches: advancing knowledge, expanding boundaries

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07Mar2012
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Have provider networks and network discounts outlived their value? Thumbnail

Have provider networks and network discounts outlived their value?

by Shiraz Jetha, FSA, CERA, MAAA Provider networks originally started as a way to control patient steerage to network providers in return for price discounts. In other words, lower price for antici

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