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SOA Insights from the NAIC 2016 Spring National Meeting

This early April, members and staff of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) participated in meetings during the 2016 Spring National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Th

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SOA Recap from NAIC 2015 Fall National Meeting

Insurance industry professionals gathered this November in National Harbor, Maryland, for the 2015 Fall National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). SOA members and

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SOA Insights from the NAIC 2015 Summer National Meeting

This August insurance industry professionals gathered in Chicago for the 2015 Summer National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). SOA members and staff attended the

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National Retirement Planning Week

Retirement planning is an important effort for individuals to consider and plan for. There are a multitude of risks and challenges to face leading up to and during retirement. Over the years, the SOA

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Understanding Mortality Improvement For Private Pensions

Six months ago the Society of Actuaries (SOA) released the updated private pension plan mortality tables, which shows that longevity is increasing in the U.S. The SOA’s Retirement Plans Experience C

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SOA Insights from the NAIC Spring National Meeting 2015

At the end of March, insurance industry professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, for the Spring National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). SOA members and staff

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Understanding the Impact of Severe Weather on Healthcare Utilization

In February I had the opportunity to attend and present at the National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City. I discussed joint actuarial research on severe climate, including on post-catastrophe heal

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SOA Discussions on Longevity Risk

Earlier this week in Chicago, the SOA hosted a longevity seminar with key thought leaders from the actuarial profession and beyond to discuss longevity and share practices on a global level. This invi

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In the News: SOA Pension Research Insights

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of articles referencing SOA research and studies on private pension plans. Pensions & Investments magazine wrote about the SOA’s new research upd

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Actuarial Research in Development

In 2015 there are many  SOA research projects and experience studies slated. Here is a glimpse of the practical ideas and innovative concepts from pensions and retirement risks to predictive an

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