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March/April 2016

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Check out the latest issue of Contingencies in its digital version:

  • The Futures of the U.S. Health Care System—A practice from the business world called scenario planning can help actuaries describe how potential futures may unfold.

  • The Real Goal of American Pension Legislation—U.S. law seems to lead to a disconnect between stated goals and realized outcomes. Why? As one famous whistleblower suggested, “Follow the money.”

  • Fed Up—The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate—what does that mean for financial companies’ bottom lines?

Plus an actuary’s perspective on economic inequality and why it’s important, a revolution in open source software, the first finalist in our short fiction contest, and more.

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