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Intensive Care: How Three States Reduced the Cost of Caring for the Elderly

How Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Arizona reduced the cost of Medicaid long-term care services.
by Larry J. Pfannerstill and David F. Ogden

Getting There From Here: Maine's Legal Odyssey Toward Affordable Rx Drugs

Maine thought it had found a way to make prescription drugs more affordable for its senior citizens. The pharmaceuticals industry had other ideas.
by Bill Whitmore

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Twin Crises: The Future of Defined Benefit Plans

Rank-and-file American workers are best served by cash balance plans, and only combined design and funding reform will overcome their negative image and keep these plans viable.
by Stephen J. Hoeffner

The New View From the Top: Financial Officers On the Line

Delivering attractive returns has become even more of a challenge for financial officers under pressure from shareholders and regulators
by Doug French, Scott Stoll, and Marc Levy

SPECIAL SECTION: 2004 Directory of Actuarial Software

Software At-A-Glance
Finance/Reporting
Group/Health
Life/Annuities
Pensions
Property/Casualty

INSIDE TRACK

LETTERS

COMMENTARY
A Question of Life Settlements
by John Skar

POLICY BRIEFING
Kill Bill?
by Heather Jerbi

WORKSHOP
Stepping Beyond Duration Matching
by Sergio Benedetti

TRADECRAFT
Spicy New Career, With a Side of Risk
by Michael M. Braunstein

OUTSIDE THE BOX

HUMOR
What Does Dave Barry Know?
by Tom Bakos

PUZZLES
Assorted Difficulties
by Noam Segal

ADVERTISER INDEX

END PAPER
Tidy Thoughts in a Messy Office
by Sam Gutterman


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