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September/October 2007

 

Uncalculated RisksUncalculated Risks-
The Working Lives of Wallace Stevens

Can anyone make a good living as a poet? Insurance executive Wallace Stevens never had to find out.
by Daniel D. Skwire

 

 

Erm PracticesERM Practices and th Rating Agencies

The rating agencies' new focus on enterprise risk management emphasizes consumers and policyholders. Companies adopting or adapting risk management practices, however, can't afford to lose sight of the shareholders.
by Richard Goldfarb

 

 

 

AgeActuarial Equity or Unfair Discrimination?
Age Rating in Auto Insurance

When does prudent underwriting become age discrimination? Can age ever be a legitimate yardstick for the sale of automobile insurance?
by Robert L. Brown, Darrell Charters, Sally Gunz, and Neil Haddow

 

 

NAICClimate Change and the Role of the NAIC

Managing risks and controlling losses is central to the insurance business. While the primary focus has been on financially managing risks, physical risk management could also play a large role in helping to perserve the insurability of natural hazards.
by Evan Mills

 

 

 

 

 

Special Section: SOA Annual Meeting

 

INSIDE TRACK
Good Catch
Steve Sullivan

LETTERS

COMMENTARY
Solving Social Security
Steve Selengut

UP TO CODE
We Need to Do Better
Richard Robertson

WORKSHOP
Plan Asset Rule Changes
Ellen Marshall

TRADECRAFT
How Efficient Are Retirement Programs
in Delivering Dollars to Retirees?
Ron Destefano

BOOKLINKS
Measuring the World
Linda Mallon

PUZZLES
Foundation for Trophy
Yan Fridman

ENDPAPER
Truth and Consequences
Richard T. Zatorski

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