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March/April 2009

 

SubprimeFuture Shock
The Subprime Crisis and Property/Casualty Insurers

While most ducked serious losses this time, all P/C insurers will feel the effect as the financial services sector struggles to recover its equilibrium.
by Chris Nelson

 

BasketballThe Science of Bracketology

The computerized ranking system of three Georgia Tech professors could keep you from taking a bath in your annual March Madness office pool.
by Andrew Simonelli

 

Health Care

 

 

Health Care Reform

The system is broken and needs fixing. Two health actuaries offer their prescriptions.
by Tony Batory and Hobson Carroll

 

UncertaintyUncertainty

Do you take a chance, or do you hedge your bet? Either way forces you to admit that life is uncertain.
by Tom Bakos

 

INSIDE TRACK
Fresh Hell
Linda Mallon

LETTERS

COMMENTARY
Working Seniors Back Into the Fabric of Society
Saul Lazarus

UP TO CODE
I'm an International Actuary?
Curtis Huntington

AFTER HOURS
Global Positioning
Expand Your Actuarial Horizons
Shiraz Jetha

TRADECRAFT
Improving Prescription Drug Risk Assessment Tools
Tia Goss Sawhney

WORKSHOP
How Long a Shot is Powerball?
Kyle Mrotek and Tom Van Houtte

STATISTICAL MISCELLANY
Economic Downturn May Expand Ranks of Uninsured Drivers

CRYPTIC PUZZLE
Triangles
Tom Toce

PUZZLES
Roll Tide, Roll
Mark Danburg-Wyld

ENDPAPER
The Two Sides of Leverage
Sam Gutterman

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