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A Fresh Year, a Fresh Start
Editor's Note

A Fresh Year, a Fresh Start

By Eric P. Harding
Sometimes, the best-laid plans fall apart. The holiday surprise gift you spent hours planning is ruined by an errant email. The New Year’s party you were looking forward to gets canceled—Covid.

Only the Academy
President's Message

Only the Academy

By Lisa Slotznick
As a new actuarial student, my bosses and supervisors encouraged Academy membership as the pinnacle of actuarial achievement: the equivalent of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for the actuary.

Let’s Make a Deal to Cover ACO Risk
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Let’s Make a Deal to Cover ACO Risk

By Mark Troutman
This article enumerates many important considerations for a managing general underwriter (MGU) desiring to contract with an insurance carrier to issue and service provider excess of loss (PXS) policies covering catastrophic medical risks assumed by Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

A Better Actuary
Professionalism Perspectives

A Better Actuary

By Virginia Hulme
Professionalism discussions often feature Precept 13 and the actuary’s obligation to report apparent, unresolved, material violations of the Code of Professional Conduct to the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD).