By Annmarie Geddes Baribeau Two years of a worldwide coronavirus pandemic is leaving its imprint
By Colby Schaeffer
It has now been three calendar years that we have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has changed and will continue to change once society and every industry, especially health care, gets through the back end of it.
By the Academy’s Committee on Professional Responsibility
The article below—originally released by the Academy’s Committee on Professional Responsibility in November 2021— is intended to help actuaries think proactively about professionalism and how to explain its importance to the work they do and the stakeholders they serve. We are republishing it here to amplify this important message.
By Eric Klieber
Created in 1935, in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security (officially the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance System) was initially motivated primarily by a desire to provide economic relief for those deemed unable to work due to old age and thus unable to benefit from the new Unemployment Insurance program or from New Deal programs providing jobs for the unemployed, such as the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps.
By Eric P. Harding
Astute readers (are there any others for Contingencies?) will recall January/February’s Inside Track, “A Magazine for the Whole Profession,” in which my New Year’s resolution was to make your magazine feature more diverse voices for an increasingly diverse actuarial profession—with more voices that aim to represent the profession as a whole, both as it exists now and as we hope it will exist in the future.
By Maryellen Coggins
Readers of my first two columns will notice that I’ve been focusing this year on a spirit of renewal—where I live, this has bloomed from an unusually cool spring to warmer weather heading toward summer.
By Albert J. Beer
No, this article does not describe how Actuarial Standards of Practice are handed down from Mount Olympus, nor how the Actuarial Board of Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) adjudicated the famous Sisyphus complaint!
By Mark Shemtob
Fans of the 1960s rock band Jay and the Americans might initially think that this article is about Mexico and a love story gone bad.
By Warren Manners
By Tom Toce
The hop entries go around the circle sequentially, starting in circle 1.
By Stephen Meskin
It is mid-March as I sit composing this column. All these problems have a connection, possibly tenuous, to March.
By Bob Reitz
Springtime in Asheville is subtle. There’s no accumulated snow to melt and temperatures have been in the 60s for weeks.