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Far From Retiring

Paulette Tino’s career as an actuary has spanned more than 50 years. As the first woman to serve on the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, she is now, at age 81, the first woman to receive the Robert J. Myers Service Award
by Linda Mallon

Contingencies picks up three awards

On June 29 2005, Contingencies picked up three 2004 Gold Excel Awards given by the Society of National Association Publications. See what won and what the judges said about them.


A treasury of Vanderhoof
For the first time, Irwin Vanderhoof's columns for Contingencies have been collected in one volume. Use our online form to get "Through an Actuarial Looking Glass" for just $16.

Wizards of Odds

Yes, it’s possible that you could be brained by a piece of space junk on your way to work. Or trampled by an escaped elephant. Or mauled by a great white. But what are the odds? by Fred Kilbourne

Future Gazing

From the beginning of the Social Security Program in the 1930s, actuaries have been central to the management of the program and its policy planning
by Robert Rosenblatt and Larry DeWitt

Valuing Innovation, Invention, and Patents

It’s the intersection where uncertainty and financial risk meet innovation—the perfect place for an actuary.
by Tom Bakos


Dog Days
by Steve Sullivan


Projections, Not Predictions
by Charles A. Bryan

Casualty of Spring
by Greg Vass

Attesting to the Value of Employer Plans
by Dale Yamamoto

It’s the Right Time for Right Pricing in Medical Malpractice Insurance
by Kevin Bingham and John Lucker


Actuarial Exams and the Mean CEO
by Yan Fridman

How Flat is the World, Anyway?
by Sam Gutterman

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