Under the Microscope:
The Lessons and Hopes of CRUSAP

The members of the Critical Review of the U.S. Actuarial Profession reflect on their year of professional introspection.

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January/February

2007



Windmill Fighters in Potemkin Villages

Pensions are all about the future; today's pension accounting is all about the past.

by Dimitry Mindlin

Online extra: The original, unedited version

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Data Quality and Why We Should Care

Clean data don't just make actuaries' jobs easier, they can make the difference between
profit and disaster.

by Thomas N. Herzog, Firtz J. Scheuren,
and William E. Winkler

INSIDE TRACK
National Treasure
Steve Sullivan

LETTERS

COMMENTARY
Auto Insurance Principles Should Apply to Health Insurance
Tia Goss Sawhney

UP TO CODE
An Ounce of Prevention
Jack Turnquist

POLICY BRIEFING
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Lauren Pachman

WORKSHOP
Understanding Insurance, Part 3
Kevin M. Bingham and Richard Marcks

TRADECRAFT
What My Company Knows That Yours Doesn't
Michael M. Braunstein

PUZZLES
A Game in the School Corridor
Yan Fridman

ENDPAPER
Blue Math
Richard T. Zatorski

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