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Many companies don’t believe that their retained liabilities are big enough or complex enough to warrant hiring an actuary. Therefore, internal calculations are often completed using spreadsheets or various software tools. In some situations, these calculations may...read more
Early last year, I visited the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. The museum offers tours of the decommissioned aircraft carrier, led by docents, many of whom served on the USS Midway or another vessel. As I toured the bridge and entered the chart room, the docent...read more
I’m a research guy who reads newly published academic articles like people used to read the morning paper. So, in my efforts to understand the value of safety training, I naturally dove into the research. During this process, I read a broad spectrum of safety research...read more
What is silent evidence? How can I look for it? What benefit does it provide? As technology advances, companies are continuing to get better and better at capturing, manipulating, and examining data. One of the many results of this improvement is that the ability to...read more
Summary: The Financial Accounting Standard Board’s (FASB) accounting update related to disclosures about short duration contracts (ASU 2015-09) requires that insurance entities disclose specific information related to the liability for unpaid claims and claims...read more
When a company begins the due diligence process for acquiring another entity, several actuarial factors must be considered. For risk related specifically to property and casualty, the main question needing to be answered pertains to the actual liabilities being...read more