Contents Features ■ MAR | APR ■ 2014
20 National Measure— The State of U.S. Math Literacy Our students routinely bring down the curve in international
assessments of math proficiency. Is the nation—and its actuarial
By Laura Mullane
28 Heard on the Street Auto insurers are embracing usage-based insurance plans with open arms. Their customers?
According to social media, not so much.
By Roosevelt C. Mosley Jr.
36 A Delicate Dance Successfully
Actuarial and IT
It takes two to
tango. Can actuaries
and IT experts
learn to get along?
The future of
By Annmarie Geddes
41 Actuaries and Reserve Adequacy Common methods used
actuaries to determine
insurance reserves may
actually contribute to the
By Susan Forray and Zachary
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