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Contingencies was the first magazine published for actuaries. It continues to be the premier
publication of general interest to the actuarial profession, with content that is widely recognized
to be current, interesting, and informative. It is distributed to 18,500 members of the American
Academy of Actuaries as well as financial professionals interested in the actuarial perspective
on a range of financial and social concerns. In a recent survey of our members, Contingencies
was highly rated by Academy members as a source of information and was our most highly rated
publication. Our total print circulation reaches more than 31,000 readers in the United States
and Canada—more than any other actuarial magazine.
This best-in-class magazine is delivered bimonthly to decision makers, high-profile executives,
and experts representing the variety of fields and industries within which actuaries work.
Nonactuarial readers include professionals in law, risk management, and benefit administration,
as well as government officials, policymakers, educators, and regulators.
Actuaries are a prime audience for advertisers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the
Department of Labor, the median annual salary for actuaries in 2014-5 is $93,680 (about three
times the combined average for all U.S. occupations), and the top 10 percent of actuaries earn
more than $175,000 annually. Many actuaries go on to become senior executives in the insurance
and financial services industry.
Our veteran editorial and production team carefully manages content, artwork, design, and
layout. Our expert authors craft content that is timely, engaging, and intelligent. Articles
examine subjects that are important to our readers: health care reform, Social Security,
Medicare, insurance regulation, benefits trends, catastrophic risk, and emerging events and
public policy that affect our everyday lives. Contributing authors have come from federal and
state governments and agencies, insurance and financial service companies, academia, and
professional and trade associations.