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2013 Annual Meeting Presentations
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20th Annual Meeting Presentations

Pension & Insurance Reform in Ghana
Ernest Amartey Vondee, All tiers
This session is being hosted by actuaries with roots in Ghana who are also members of IABA.

Inside an ABCD Deliberation
Robert Rietz, All tiers
An interactive lunch session that takes you inside an ABCD (Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline) deliberation and provides a great opportunity to earn the elusive professionalism credits.
Case Complaint
Case Investigators Report


Insights into Retirement in the Age of Personal Responsibility
Anna Rappaport, All tiers
The Society of Actuaries has completed a number of research projects over more than ten years to understand post-retirement risk and public knowledge about such risk.
Highlights of these studies have been grouped by topic and will be presented together with ideas about what they mean for those using them. Topics to be covered include: Post Retirement Risk Concerns; How and When We Retire; Work as Part of Retirement; Importance of Housing; Planning for Retirement; Thinking about Spouses; Understanding Longevity; What Changes during Retirement.
SOA Research - retirement briefs
SOA Research - recent publications


Workers' Compensation
Arthur Randolph, Keith Allen & Kwame Davis, All tiers
This session will introduce worker’s compensation (WC) coverage, and provide an overview of the current state of the WC market. This session will also highlight key trends in the WC market and will provide insight into the correlation between WC underwriting results and the economy.
Presentation Intro
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The Actuarial Operating Model
Matthew Clark & Antonio Johnson, All tiers
The recent economic conditions combined with emerging regulatory guidance have increased the pressure on insurance companies. These pressures have included a move to stochastic valuation and regulatory requirements, increased scrutiny and detail requested related to financial results, increased budget constraints and the need to produce results faster. In short, companies are being asked to produce more with less time and resources. With challenges comes opportunity. In this session, the presenters discuss how Actuarial organizations are tackling these challenges. They will discuss the future of the Actuarial Operating Model and the impact it has on the roles and responsibilities of individuals in the actuarial function. Meetings participants will gain perspective and an appreciation for the evolution of the Actuary needed to support this future operating model. The session will conclude with a discussion relating to opportunities to leverage technology, evolving Actuarial techniques, and how to tackle this sizable initiative.


What Would an Actuary Do?
College Tier
The session features a case study designed to expose students to a real life situation that an actuary could typically face in a day-to-day work environment. It will illustrate how actuarial principles, practices, and techniques are applied to actual business problems.

Should I Bring my Authentic Self to Work?
Christal Morris, All tiers
To prepare you for balancing your personality and values with those of your firm culture, while defining your authentic self, familiarizing you with your own style, and identifying your life passion.


The Role of Non-traditional Practice Areas in the Transformation of the South African Actuarial Profession
Themba Gamedze, All tiers
This session will deal with both demographic and practice area aspects of transformation and diversity in South Africa.


Non-traditional Actuarial Roles
Leston Welsh, All tiers
It is widely known that Actuaries hold some senior positions within, and outside of, the insurance and pension businesses. The widespread use of Actuaries has grown as the market demands more analytical and risk management thinking to non-traditional actuarial topics. This session will provide examples of how actuaries can, and have, leveraged their training and skills to successfully work in non-traditional actuarial roles. Participants will leave the session understanding the critical competencies needed to succeed in these roles.


CAT Modeling in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy
Bonnie Gill & Emily Stoll, Tier 2
Both insurers and reinsurers rely on catastrophe models in order to price and manage risk. This session will introduce the audience to these models: Why are catastrophe models used?; What are the building blocks for a catastrophe model?; How have models evolved over time?; What are some data challenges associated with catastrophe models?; How are model outputs used by companies?

Market Risk Management for Life Insurers: Concepts, Strategies, and How Actuaries Add Value

David Wicklund & Erik Thoren, Tier 2
The recent financial crisis and persistent low interest rate environment have highlighted the need for effective market risk management for life insurers. This session will provide an overview of market risk management concepts and will discuss pros and cons of various approaches. Finally, the session will discuss how actuaries can add value to the market risk management process.

Actuarial Career Tracks 101

College Tier
Wondering which actuarial career to pursue upon graduation? This panel discussion will allow students to speak with professionals from different actuarial specialty tracks and explore different career paths.

Funding Considerations for DB Plan Sponsors
Kim Boxell & Karen Koski, All tiers
Defined benefit plan sponsors face a variety of risks in promising pensions to their employees. With multiple stakeholders, it is difficult to define an optimal level of funding for a given plan. We will discuss the impact of pension funding legislation over time and explore the opportunities and challenges it presents for both plan sponsors and defined benefit consultants.

Health Care Reform - Are We There Yet?
Anne Crumlish & JoAnne Gold, Tier 2
This session will provide an overview of health care reform. Just months before exchanges go live, we'll share an update on the status of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We'll also take a look into a crystal ball to see what might be next as we go into the first official year a reformed health insurance marketplace.

Pricing Life Insurance/LTC Combination Products
Reid Settle, Tier 2
This session will discuss the increased popularity of life insurance / long term care combination products and accelerated benefits riders providing chronic illness benefits. This will include an overview of the different costs and benefits associated with the different types of products, including the tax ramifications of different designs. Additionally, there will be a discussion about the key concerns when pricing these products as well as the challenges involved in modeling them.

Construction Defect Exposure: Background and Recent Trends
Cedric Williams, All tiers
A construction defect can be defined as “the failure of the building or any building component to be erected in a reasonably workman like manner or to perform in the manner intended by the manufacturer or reasonably expected by the buyer, which proximately causes damage to the structure.” Because of the nature of construction defects exposure and the fact that the claims tend to be extremely litigious, it is often difficult to estimate ultimate construction defects losses.
This session will provide an overview of construction defects exposure, loss reserving techniques, discuss relevant historical and recent court cases, and describe current construction defects trends and impacts of the economic downturn.


Actuarial Debate
Anthony Weatherspoon, All tiers

An interactive lunch session where 2 teams of actuaries across various levels and practice areas will debate hot topics in the industry.

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