By John Blocher
How do we provision a small amount life insurance policy as efficiently as possible to a person with low and highly variable income? Step to the dry-erase board and suspend disbelief to think about the best way to do this.
By John Blocher
By Carlos Fuentes
The Strategic Role of Ownership Structure for Insurance Companies
‘Dr. Robot Will See You Now’—How artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming health care
By Surbhi Misra, Dave Nelson, and Keith Passwater
As artificial intelligence (AI) has become more widely discussed and pursued in business, most professionals have come to learn that AI is concerned with devising computational methods to emulate human intelligence.
By Eric P. Harding
I live in the suburbs. More specifically, I live on what’s colorfully called a “double-headed cul-de-sac,” and we happen to have a corner lot. (Imagine a normal cul-de-sac with an offshoot branch jutting off to the left; we occupy one of the two houses at the small intersection.)
By Maryellen Coggins
In my last column I wrote about renewal—the changing seasons and the coming spring, and the Academy’s own renewal with new leadership and new areas of focus for a new year.
By Richard Kutikoff
Actuaries love to measure risk. Risk is directly involved in our calculations: Mortality/longevity risk. Morbidity risk. Turnover risk. Investment return risk. Asset/liability mismatch risk. Risk of underprovision for expenses. Risk of bad data. Risk that our models are incorrect.
By Wes Edwards
I am an actuary and I consider myself a “man of science”—substituting facts for appearances, etc.—but I also consider myself a man of God, in that I am an active member of a recognized church.
By Warren Manners
By Tom Toce
This puzzle consists of five word chains. Each entry in the chain differs by one letter from the preceding one.
By Josh Feldman
Lots of people ask me what I think about running, trying to figure out how I keep focused during a long run on the mean streets of Columbia.
By Sam Gutterman
Two weeks ago, I streamed 25 movies from the Sundance Film Festival. I have a place in Park City, Utah, so I usually attend in person—but this was an all-virtual year.