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Actuary on Top Job List

The career of an actuary continues to be on best job lists, and now it is on the list for millennials. The Wall Street Journal ran a story about the top jobs for millennials, with actuary in the top f

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Best Actuarial Practices in Health Studies

By Rebecca Owen, FSA, MAAA, SOA Health Research Actuary The Society of Actuaries (SOA) hosted the first Best Actuarial Practices in Health Studies Seminar in Atlanta June 17-18 following the SOA He

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From the Desk of…Kate Weaver, Executive Director, International Association of Black Actuaries

We invited Kate Weaver, Executive Director of the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) to share information about IABA and the opportunities available to students through this organ

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In the News: Health Actuarial Insights

Healthcare data and health insurance rates are some of the news items you may have recently read involving actuaries. In fact, SOA member perspectives were referenced in national articles and health i

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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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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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Guts

  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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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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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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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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