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The Actuary as Strategic Partner
Aaron Hillebrandt September 01, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, General
I commonly run into situations where the actuary is viewed simply as the supplier of a commoditized product. I would submit that the actuary’s role has been expanding and evolving in recent years, and this trend will continue – as it should. 
How Windproof is Investor Confidence in Insurance-Linked Securities?
Brett Parmenter August 31, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Reinsurance
When I heard about Tropical Depression 9, which is likely to become a Tropical Storm and at one point had the potential to make landfall as a hurricane in the Gulf Coast states, I recalled the executive roundtable discussion I attended at the Casualty Actuarial Society’s recent Seminar on Reinsurance (CARe). The roundtable participants discussed the long-term impacts of capital markets in the reinsurance industry.
Where in the World are Black Actuaries?
Daniel Teuma August 23, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, General
I first heard the word “actuary” as a boy growing up in the Central African country of Cameroon. It was not until many years later, after I had completed my first bachelor’s degree and obtained a visa for the United States, that my dream of becoming an actuary finally began to come true.
Join Pinnacle for the CAS Midwest Actuarial Forum’s Fall Meeting
Zach Brogadir August 18, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, General
The Midwest Actuarial Forum (MAF) will hold its Fall Meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Normal, Illinois on Friday, September 16th. As Vice-President of the MAF, I’m excited about bringing this dynamic organization to central Illinois. It’s a wonderful and convenient opportunity for local actuaries to come together, learn and meet fellow professionals from other companies, as well as pick up some valuable continuing education (including professionalism).
Awards for Future Medical under the ACA
Tim Mosler August 09, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Health Care / MPL

Earlier this month, the Ohio Court of Appeals ruled on the medical liability case Jones vs. MetroHealth Medical Center. A key portion of this ruling pertains to the determination of economic damages related to future medical costs. Specifically, the court ruled to award the plaintiff an amount sufficient to cover the premium on future health insurance policies that the plaintiff would purchase. This is a radical shift from past practice.  

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