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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What Does It Mean To Be International?

What Does It Mean To Be International? The following is an excerpt of Carl Hansen’s editorial, “What Does It Mean To Be International?” published in the December 2014/January 2015 of The

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Who Wants Pi?

Every year, on March 14, math lovers around the world unite to celebrate Pi Day. Pi Day this year is extraordinary as it will provide us 10 digits of Pi or 3.14.15 at 9:26:53 AM/PM. We won't see a

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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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  The implementation of a principle-based approach to reserves and capital for life and annuities The completion of two longevity risk transfer deals worth more than $30 billion Mul

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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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Hired Any 65-Year-Olds Lately?

The reason I ask is that people are living longer but many haven’t saved enough to retire. The actuarial solution for this retirement gap is simple: More people will have to work beyond the “n

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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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Actuaries Advance Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics: It’s the process of using modeling and data analysis techniques on large data sets to discover predictive patterns and relationships for business use. From all corners of

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