This category is for any site related to actuarial science and the actuarial profession, members of whom are called actuaries. What is an actuary? Consider the following description from BeAnActuary.com: "Actuaries put a price tag on future risks. They have been called financial architects and social mathematicians because their unique combination of analytical and business skills is helping to solve a growing variety of financial and social problems. Actuaries make financial sense of the future. How? An actuary applies mathematical models to problems of insurance and finance. To be more specific, actuaries improve financial decision making by developing models to evaluate the current financial implications of uncertain future events. If youve never met an actuary, thats not unusual. The actuarial profession numbers only about 19,000 people in North America. But don't let that small number fool you. Actuaries put their special problem-solving skills to work in many different business situations, and their work has had an influence on peoples lives for more than a century. Actuaries make a difference. Their calculations and projections are the backbone of the insurance and financial security industries. Actuarial work involves lots of math, but actuaries must also be up-to-date on business issues and trends, social science, law, and economics. In other words, actuaries have a well-rounded business approach to problem solving. And they must be good communicators to explain things to nonactuaries. Actuaries are key players on a company's management team. They are well paid, and they like what they do for a living."
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Actuarial Conversion and Present Value Factors
Free actuarial calculator for annuities.
Philanthropic organization, sponsoring research, education, and communication initiatives related to the actuarial profession.
Actuarial Grads Network
Information, jobs, and career advice for those considering the actuarial profession.
Over 180 actuarial jokes from all over the world.
Actuarial Membership Directory
Searchable database that includes the membership rosters of the American Academy of Actuaries, American Society of Pension Actuaries, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and Society of Actuaries.
Actuarial Rebel Outpost
Discussion forums, free downloads for students, and job postings.
Extensive information on the actuarial field, including tables, jobs, statistical research, and discussion forums. Covers life, health, casualty, pensions, and benefits.
American Term Life Insurance History Project
Various historical insurance and actuarial documents and books, fully scanned and available for free download.
Be An Actuary
Site from the Casualty Actuarial Society and Society of Actuaries devoted entirely to those interested in the actuarial profession. Includes information on suitability for the career, how to become an actuary, life on the job, and a searchable database of job openings.
Magazine of the actuarial profession, published by the American Academy of Actuaries.
Advocating life insurance industry reform, whereby applicants could be medically examined before choosing an insurance company and policy.
Collection of research papers by consulting actuary Guy Thomas.
Insurance Services Office, Inc.
Supplier of statistical, actuarial, underwriting claims information for insurance company professionals, agents, and brokers.
Life Insurance Underwriting Guide
Actuarial study of underwriting factors for eleven leading life insurance companies.
PolySystems' actuarial software provides for the needs of the financial reporting and analysis cycle of insurance companies, addressing regulatory reporting requirements which are built into the design.
Personal home page of a life actuary. Includes curriculum vitae in English, Spanish, and German, and some downloadable formulas in Spanish. Visitors are invited to upload files with actuarial content.
Provides an analysis of an actual participating whole life insurance policy, including charts, spreadsheet, and comparisons.