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January/February 2016



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

  • The 3 Rs: A Checkup
    With one full year of data collected, let’s check on these vital risk-sharing mechanisms of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Fluid Dynamics: Laboratory Testing and Life Underwriting
    A look at the present and future of the lab tests that life underwriters use in assessing risk.
  • Calculating Doomsday: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Catastrophe Risk Modeling—and Running for Your Life in the Pacific Northwest
    How actuaries are informing the discussion around the risks associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Plus new Academy President Tom Wildsmith investigates what it means to be a “professional,” an examination of how the actuarial profession is responding to the preponderance of “Big Data,” puzzles, and more.


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