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The Actuarial Significance of Bitcoin

Even if you don’t know what Bitcoin is, you’ve probably heard of it. By now, “Bitcoin” is a word that’s thrown around everywhere from the web to the evening news. But none of these news ment

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14Oct2014
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Together We Progress: SOA Annual Meeting & Exhibit

Through the profession, collaboration, research, education and our members…together we progress. When: October 26-29, 2014 Where: Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL CPD Credits:  Earn up to

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18Sep2014
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Mortality Tables Past & Present: Testimony to Subcommittee of House Ways & Means Committee

The SOA recently had the opportunity to testify before the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, “Private Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans.” The Sept.

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10Sep2014
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Recap of Blue Ribbon Panel Report

The SOA announced the "Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Public Pension Plan Funding" earlier this year. Did you miss the report? No problem. You can access everything from right here on the SOA blo

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02Sep2014
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Actuarial Research for Informing Public Policy

The SOA has a long history of working with policymakers, regulators and our actuarial partner organizations on research that informs public policy. We are proud of the research projects and experi

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SOA Research and the NAIC

Connecting with insurance regulators on the latest SOA research efforts involving our profession and the industry, SOA members and staff took part in the National Association of Insurance Commissi

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Exploring a Credential for Para Actuaries

  As the actuarial profession and the needs of our employers and clients evolve, para actuaries or, technical actuarial support staff, are increasingly filling technical and actuarial supp

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The Actuarial Research Community: Innovation, Education and Collaboration

Bringing together academia, organizations and researchers from the actuarial profession, this past July marked the 49th Annual Actuarial Research Conference. Actuaries gathered at the University of Ca

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30th Valuation Actuary Symposium: SOA Section Forums and Special Seminar

It's not too late to register early ($200 cost savings) for the 30th Valuation Actuary Symposium, August 25-26, 2014 in New York City.  Act now because early registration ends July 25th. The symp

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Opportunities to Enhance Business Skills

While resolutions for the New Year come and go, one important resolution to keep is to build (or refresh) your business skills. These business skills are concepts you use every day that might dese

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