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Actuary in the Hot Seat

It s the chief actuary s job at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide Congress with accurate, unbiased assistance when it asks for it. So what went wrong in 2003?
by Richard S. Foster

Avoiding Legal Windmills: U.S. Actuaries And the Public Interest

This is the second in a series of articles covering how the North American actuarial profession addresses the public interest
by Robert E. Wilcox

A treasury of Vanderhoof
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Touching the Third Rail

A critical consideration of two books that, between them, cover just about every aspect of Social Security reform currently on the table?
by Richard M. Rasiej

Terrorism Modeling: Preparing the Worst-Case Scenario

The events of Sept. 11 changed the map of risk forever. For the first time, insurers had to develop models for mass destruction caused not by the vagaries of nature but by the malevolence of other human beings.
by John Tedeschi, Krista Ann Lienau, and Peter Cheesman

SPECIAL SECTION: Consulting

INSIDE TRACK
With Interest
by Steve Sullivan

LETTERS

COMMENTARY
Against the Odds
by Anne Richardson

POLICY BRIEFING
New Slate, Old Chalk
by Craig Hanna

WORKSHOP
Working with the ABCD, Part I
by Robert J. Rietz

HUMOR
The Binary World
by Tom Bakos

TRADECRAFT
Working with the ABCD, Part II
by Robert J. Rietz

PUZZLES
by Noam Segal

ENDPAPER
How People Act
by Sam Gutterman


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