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Retirement Income Security Programs— Longevity as an Insurable Event

With defined benefit plans disappearing, Social Security in doubt, and retirement savings potentially inadequate, future retirees worry about outliving their incomes. Retirement Income Security Programs help take some of the want and terror out of old age.
by Carol R. Sears and Scott D. Miller


One Hundred Billion Gazillion
Dollars

In 2005, University of Chicago economist Kevin Murphy was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grant for his theory that the investment in basic health research and care results in orders of magnitude returns in economic value. But how does his theory stack up actuarially?
by Tom Bakos



No Easy Answers:
Is There a Future for Individual Health Insurance?

As more and more employers drop their health insurance coverage, will individual coverage be able to fill the gap?
by Karen Bender

 

 

 

 

Special Section: Recruitment



A treasury of Vanderhoof
For the first time, Irwin Vanderhoof's columns for Contingencies have been collected in one volume. Use our online form to get "Through an Actuarial Looking Glass" for just $16.

INSIDE TRACK
Thin Slicing
by Steve Sullivan

LETTERS

COMMENTARY
The Funding Crisis in Municipal Pensions
by James B. Davis

UP TO CODE
ABCD Advice for New Actuaries: Top 10 Ways to Immunize Your Professionalism
by Edward E. Burrows

POLICY BRIEFING
The Ancients and the Actuaries It's All Greek to Me
by Craig Hanna

WORKSHOP
Reinsurrance Pricing
The Actuarial and Underwriting Connection
by Scott Reeves

TRADECRAFT
Where Are the Good Candidates?
Companies Don't Always Get What They Want
by Scott Rollins

PUZZLES
Fight With the Dragon
by Yan Fridman

ENDPAPER
Living Like a King
by Richard Zatorski


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