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April 15, 1999

Homepage

Actuarial Profile Survey

Meetings/Seminars

Seattle Session Updates
1999 SOA San Francisco Annual Meeting Tentative Program Summary

Education & Examinations

New Category "Educational Resources for Candidates"
    Fellowship Exams from a Grader's Point of View

Publications

The Record - New York
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

A Game of Jeopardy: Smaller Insurance Company Survival for $200 (Date Posted - April 14, 1999)
Be All That You Can Be As An Actuary in a Smaller Insurance Company (Date Posted - April 14, 1999)
HMOs—The Role of the Actuary (Date Posted - April 14, 1999)

The Record - Maui II
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Federal Regulations Affecting Health Benefits (Date Posted - April 9, 1999)
Integrated Disability Management (Date Posted - April 9, 1999)

The Record - Maui I
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Demutualization In An International Context  (Date Posted - April 14, 1999)
Equity-Indexed Products: Now That You Have Them, What Are You Going To Do With Them? (Date Posted - April 14, 1999)

The Record - Washington
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Committee on Life Insurance Research Update (Date Posted - April 9, 1999)
Corporate-Owned Life Insurance Current Marketplace And What It Takes To
   Become A Successful Carrier (Date Posted - April 9, 1999)
The Evolution of Actuarial Mathematics (Date Posted - April 9, 1999)
A Look at Various International Issues (Date Posted - April 9, 1999)

Research

Fair Value of Insurance Business Conference Papers and Proceedings Order Form
Calls for Papers
    Symposium on Stochastic Modeling for Variable Annuity/Segregated Fund Investment
        Guarantees
    Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) Symposium on Aging "Call for Papers"

Special Interest Sections

Join the "Long Term Care Insurance Section"
Actuary of the Future
    Actuary of the Future Newsletter (December 1998)
Computer Science Section
    Purpose and Activities of the Computer Science Section (April 13, 1999)
Education and Research Section
    Expanding Horizons/Table of Contents (December 1998)
Futurism Section
    Actuarial Futures Newsletter (March 1999)
    Actuarial Futures Newsletter (January 1998)
    Actuarial Futures Newsletter (September 1998)
Health Section
    Health Section News (December 1998)
Individual Life Insurance and Annuity Product Development Section
    Product Development News (October 1998)
Investment Section
     Risks and Rewards Newsletter (March 1999)
Life Insurance Company Financial Reporting Section
    The Financial Reporter (June 1998)
Pension Section
    Pension Section News (February 1999)
Reinsurance Section
    Reinsurance Section News (March 1999)
Smaller Insurance Company Section
    Small Talk Newsletter (December 1998)

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Library News

General Library
Web Editorial Board Minutes (web1298.htm)

Education & Examinations Library
Archived - New Fellows 1998, August/September (fsa98.html)
Archived - New Fellows 1998, March (fsamr98.html)

Archived - New Fellows 1997, August/September (newfsa.html)
Archived - New Fellows 1997, February/March (aolfsa.html)
Archived - August 1998 Intensive Seminar 121& 152 Passing Candidates (aug98.html)

Pension Library
Salomon Brothers Pension Discount Curve - 3/31/99 (pendis.txt)

Statistics for Employee Benefits Actuaries Library
30 Year U.S. Treasury and PBGC Immediate and Deferral Period Rate, updated April 14, 1999 (tab-1a.zip)
PBGC Annuity Valuation Rates, updated April 14, 1999 (tab-1b.zip)
OBRA 87 Interest Rates: Midterm Applicable Federal Rates (%), updated April 14, 1999 (tab-3.zip)
Canadian Pension Plans - Transfer Values, updated April 14, 1999 (tab-4.zip)

Serial Publications

The Actuary - April 1999 (apr99act.pdf)

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March 26, 1999

Homepage

50th Celebration Building Momentum
Happy Birthday SOA Card Contest
List serves available (Resources)

Meetings/Seminars

Strategies on Investing (Seminar 36)
  April 29-30, 1999
Corporate and Chief Actuaries Open Forum (Seminar 38)
  May 13-14, 1999
Atlanta Session Updates
Seattle Session Updates

Education & Examinations

February 1999 Passing Candidate Numbers
February 1999 Examination Percentage Results
   Note: The February 1998 Passing Candidate Names and Percentage
   Results have been archived in the Education and Examinations library.
Attention 230 Students - Financial Economics Errata Sheet Available
Clarification - Use of Series 300 Course Credit in Conversion
Course 6 Report
Course 8 - Investments

Publications

The Record - Maui I
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Current Events in Financial Reporting (Date Posted - March 25, 1999)
Evaluating Life Insurance Companies From the Outside (Date Posted - March 25, 1999)
Successful Selling on the Internet (Date Posted - March 25, 1999)

The Record - Maui II
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

The Effective Consultant: Can You Manage This? Those Pesky Client Relationships (Date Posted - March 25, 1999)

The Record - Washington
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Living Futurism (Date Posted - March 25, 1999)
Securitization of Insurance Company Assets and Liabilities (Date Posted - March 25, 1999)

Research

Research Project Request for Proposal (RFP)
  Subject: Risk Position Report Survey
SOA Research Studies for Pension Actuaries (updated - March 25, 1999)

Special Interest Sections

Reinsurance Section
  1999 Manulife Reinsurance Mortality Studies

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Library News

Pension Library
Salomon Brothers Pension Discount Curve - 2/28/99 (pendis.txt)

Education & Examinations Library
Archived - February 1998 Passing Candidate Names (f98all.zip)
Archived - February 1998 Examination Percentage Results (result.html)

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March 10, 1999

Education & Examinations

Professional Development
    Professional Development Requirements Update - February 1999
    Professional Development Sample Project Outline
    Professional Development Guidelines for Advisors
    Professional Development Letter of Commitment

Atlanta and Seattle spring meeting sessions that may qualify for Professional
Development credit can be found in the Education and Examinations area under
Professional Development.


Intensive Seminar - August 1999
    Course 121 - Application
    Course 152 - Application
    Required Reading and Software

Publications

The Record - Maui I
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail: An Experience of the Strategic Planning Process (Date Posted - March 8, 1999)

The Record - Maui II
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Considerations for HMOs Entering the Small-Group and Individual Markets (Date Posted - March 8, 1999)
Do Actuaries See a Role in the “Soft” Side of Business? (Date Posted - March 8, 1999)
Mental Health Insurance Parity (Date Posted - February 24, 1999)
The State of Medicine in 1998 and the Next 50 Years (Date Posted - February 24, 1999)

The Record - Washington
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Asset/Liability Modeling and Portfolio Optimization (Date Posted - February 24, 1999)
Dynamic Financial Condition Analysis Update (Date Posted - March 8, 1999)
How Annuities Are Really Sold (Date Posted - March 8, 1999)
Introduction to Group Disability Income Reinsurance (Date Posted - February 24, 1999)
Physician-Owned Health Plans—Managing the Paradox (Date Posted - February 24, 1999)
See You in Court: Not! (Date Posted - March 8, 1999)
U.S. Life Company Taxation (Date Posted - February 10, 1999)

Future Actuary
   
Nominate Students to The Future Actuary Board!

Committees & Task Forces

Committees on International Issues
    Asia News - Greater China Committee Meeting Minutes - January 19, 1999

Newsroom

Press Releases
   
Survey Shows Actuaries’ Views on Social Security Reforms (March 2, 1999)
    Society of Actuaries Issues Proceedings from Symposium, ‘Managed Care in a Time of
    Transition’ (February 15, 1999)

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Library News

General Library
Draft Minutes of the Board of Governors - January 1999 (bogjan99.htm)

Serial Publications
The Actuary - March 1999 (mar99act.pdf)

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February 19, 1999

Meetings/Seminars

SOA Calendar of Events  (Updated - February 9, 1999)
Seattle Spring Meeting Preliminary Program - (June 16-18, 1999)
Estimation of Pension Liabilities and Costs (March 23, and 25, 1999)
Social Security Symposium - (May 13, 1999)
Bancassurance: Before Today...Beyond Tomorrow - (May 23, 1999)

Education and Examinations

Report of the Working Group Course 8: Health, Group Life and Managed Care

Publications

The Record - Maui I
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Equity-Indexed Annuities: Regulatory Issues (Date Posted - February 15, 1999)
Ten Years Later: The Investment Asset/Liability Management Actuary (Date Posted - February 15, 1999)

The Record - Maui II
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

Health Practice Advancement Committee, Health Section Council, and American Academy of Actuaries' Health Practice Council Committee Update (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)

Risk-Based Capital for Health Organizations (Date Posted - February 15, 1999)

Technical Concerns: Late-Breaking Pension Developments  (Date Posted - February 15, 1999)

The Record - Washington
(The following session transcripts and Table of Contents can be found under the Record, which is a Serial Publication found in the file libraries)

The Alphabet Soup of Managed Care Organizations (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
Current Regulatory Topics (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
FASB Update (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
Financial Engineers: Who Are These Guys? (Date Posted - February 10, 1999)
Financial Reporting Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
Financial Reporting of Multinationals (Date Posted - February 10, 1999)
Life Company Trends, as Seen Through the Eyes of the Chief/Corporate Actuary (Date Posted - February 10, 1999)
Managed Medicare Plans (Date Posted - February 10, 1999)
Marketing Yourself Through Public Relations (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
Methods for Measuring Investment Performance (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
National Academy on AgingPlanning for an Older Society (Date Posted - February 15, 1999)
Reinsurance Issues Related to Financial Reporting (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
Risk Management (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
Selling Life Insurance Over the Internet (Date Posted - February 10, 1999)
Stop Managing, Start Coaching! (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
Taxation of Multinationals (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)
Work of the SOA Research Effectiveness Task Force (Date Posted - February 1, 1999)

North American Actuarial Journal
Complete articles are now available for:
April 1998, Volume 2, Number 2
January 1998, Volume 2, Number 1
October 1997, Volume 1, Number 4

Newsroom

Press Release
Halmstad Prize Honors 3 Actuarial Researchers for Annuity Study: Biomedical Mathematical Function Used (January 25, 1999)

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Library News

Pension Library
Salomon Brothers Pension Discount Curve - 1/31/99 (pendis.txt)

Education and Examinations Library
Actuarial Training Program (atpdwn.pdf) Updated - February 15, 1999

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