The aim of this international journal is to publish articles pertaining to the "art" or "science" involved in contemporary actuarial practice. In addition, the Journal of Actuarial Practice provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of issues pertaining to the education of actuaries and the future of the actuarial profession.
The Journal welcomes articles providing new (or improved) strategies or techniques that can be used by practicing actuaries. In this regard, one of the goals of the Journal is to improve communication between the practicing and the academic actuarial communities.
The Journal publishes articles in a wide variety of formats, including technical papers, commentaries/opinions, discussions, essays, book reviews, and letters. The technical papers published in the Journal are neither abstract nor esoteric; they are practical and readable.
Topics suitable for this journal include the following areas: AIDS, annuity products, asset-liability matching, cash-flow testing, casualty ratemaking, credibility theory, credit insurance, disability insurance, expense analysis, experience studies, FASB issues, financial reporting, group insurance, health insurance, individual risk taking, insurance regulations, international issues, investments, liability insurance, loss reserves, marketing, pensions, pricing issues, product development, reinsurance, reserving issues, risk-based capital, risk theory, social insurance, solvency issues, taxation, valuation issues, workers' compensation.

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1996

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Constrained Forecasting of the Number of IBNR Claims, Louis G. Doray

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What We Say in the NAIC Annual Statement Blank Actuarial Opinion, Kenneth W. Faig Jr.

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A Possibilistic Linear Programming Method for Asset Allocation, Lijia Guo and Zhen Huang

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A Proposal for Improving the System of Financing Health Care in Singapore, Robert Keng Heong Lian and Loi Soh Loi

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Third Party Administrator (TPA) Service Pricing and Incentive Contracts, Hou-Wen Jeng

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Annuity Choices for Pensioners, Zaki M. Khorasanee

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Disclosure and Confidentiality Requirements of Corporate Pension Plan Actuaries, Theodore Konshak

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An Approach to Estimating Market Value and Duration of Interest-Sensitive Whole Life Contracts, Thomas J. Merfeld

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Concentration in American Property-Casualty Companies, Edward Nissan

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Journal of Actuarial Practice, Volume 4, No.1, 1996, Colin Ramsay , Editor

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Journal of Actuarial Practice, Volume 4, No. 2, 1996, Colin Ramsay , Editor

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Nonmedical Limits in Individual Life Insurance, James B. Ross and Shalini E. Perumpral

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Nonmedical Limits in Individual Life Insurance, James B. Ross and Shalini E. Perumpral

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Pension Funding by Normal Costs or Amortization of Unfunded Liabilities, Keith P. Sharp

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Methodologies for Determining Reserve Liabilities in the Workers Compensation High Deductible Program, Jerome J. Siewert

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Participating GICs: Performance Attribution Analysis, Alec Stais and John P. Toohey III

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Bias of Excluding High and Low Data for Long-Tailed Distributions, Cheng-Sheng Peter Wu

1995

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Discussion of Leonard T. Guarini and Edward P. Lotkowski's "Model Year Rating for Automobile Liability and Injury Coverages", Mohammed Q. Ashab

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Sensitivity Testing of Prdperty/Casualty Cash Flows, Ralph S. Blanchard III and Eduardo P. Marchena

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Obtaining a Life Table for Spinal Cord Injury Patients Using Information Theory, Patrick L. Brockett and Yun Song

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Recent Canadian Human Rights Decisions Having an Impact on Gender-Based Risk Classification Systems, Robert L. Brown

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Discussion of Robert L. Brown's "Recent Canadian Human Rights Decisions Having an Impact on Gender-Based Risk Classification Systems", Patrick Butler

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Life Insurer Risk-Based Capital: An Option Pricing Approach, Samuel H. Cox and Arthur M.B. Hogan

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Discussion of Brian Jones' "Actuarial Conservatism: Not in Public Sector Defined Benefit Pension Plans", Richard Daskais

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Model Year Rating for Automobile Liability and Injury Coverages, Leonard T. Guarini and Edward P. Lotkowski

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HIV, AIDS, Markov Processes, and Health and Disability Insurance, Steven Haberman

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Actuarial Conservatism: Not in Public Sector Defined Benefit Pension Plans, Brian A. Jones

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A Pension Plan Incorporating Both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Principles, Zaki M. Khorasanee

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Simulation of Investment Returns for a Money Purchase Fund, Zaki M. Khorasanee

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Measuring and Managing Catastrophe Risk, Ronald T. Kozlowski and Stuart B. Mathewson

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Discussion of Ronald T. Kozlowski and Stuart B. Mathewson's "Measuring and Managing Catastrophe Risk", Rade T. Musulin

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Cross-Tested Defined Contribution Plans, Ho Kuen Ng

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Decision Making Under Conflicting Criteria In Pension Valuations: An Expected Utility Model, Lisa Lipowski Posey and Arnold F. Shapiro

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Expected Loss Development in Workers' Compensation Pricing: A Shift in Credibility, Christopher J. Poteet

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Journal of Actuarial Practice, Volume 3, No.1, 1995, Colin Ramsay , Editor

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Journal of Actuarial Practice, Volume 3, No.2, 1995, Colin Ramsay , Editor

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Surveillance of Life Insurer Solvency: A Comparison of Stock and The Multiple Scenario Cash Flow Financial Stress Tests, Ronald W. Spahr and Paul L. Gronewoller

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Discussion of Leonard T. Guarini and Edward P. Lotkowski's "Model Year Rating for Automobile Liability and Injury Coverages", Cheng-Sheng Peter Wu

1994

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Managing the Costs and Risks of Housing Finance: A New Role for Actuaries, Anthony Asher

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Safety First and Ambiguity, Lawrence A. Berger and Howard Kunreuther

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Tax Assistance to Qualified Retirement Savings Plans: Deferral or Waiver?, Robert L. Brown

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"Tax Assistance to Qualified Retirement Savings Plans: Deferral or Waiver": Author's Reply to Previous the Discussion*, Robert L. Brown

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Discussion of Robert L. Brown's "Tax Assistance to Qualified Retirement Savings Plans: Deferral or Waiver"*, Mark W. Campbell

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An Introduction to Individual Disability Income Insurance, Mark J. Chartier

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The Markov Chain Interest Rate Scenario Generator Revisited, Sarah L.M. Christiansen

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Cost Containment in Workers' Compensation: Evaluating Medical Fee Schedules, David L. Durbin and Barry I. Llewellyn

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A Statistical Approach to IBNR Reserves, Bradford S. Gile

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Health Insurance Reform and Its Effects on the Small Employer Market: A Review of H.R. 3626, Anthony P. Hammond

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Modeling Insurance Cash Flows for Universal Life Policies, Robert E. Hoyt

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Disenrollment Patterns of Elderly in Managed Care and Fee for Service, Kenneth G. Manton, Dennis H. Tolley, Robert Newcomer, James C. Vertrees, and Charlene Harrington

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Predicting Automobile Insurance Multi-Regional Base Pure Premiums, Edward Nissan and Iskandar S. Hamwi

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Journal of Actuarial Practice, Volume 2, No. 1, 1994, Colin Ramsay , Editor

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Journal of Actuarial Practice, Volume 2, No.2, 1994, Colin Ramsay , Editor

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Modal Premium Factors in Ordinary Life Insurance, James B. Ross and Criss G. Woodruff

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Reconciling Two Rate Level Indications: A Chain Rule Approach, Cheng-Sheng Peter Wu

1993

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The Definition of Insurance: Implications for a Health Insurance Demand Model, Mark J. Browne

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On the Equivalence of the Loss Ratio and Pure Premium Methods of Determining Property and Casualty Rating Relativities, Robert L. Brown

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Cost-Based Pricing of Individual Automobile Risk Transfer: Car-Mile Exposure Unit Analysis, Patrick Butler

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Discussion of Patrick Butler's "Cost-Based Pricing of Individual Automobile Risk Transfer: Car-Mile Exposure Unit Analysis", Ruy A. Cardoso

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Estimating the Effect of Statutory Changes on Insured Casualty Losses Using Generalized Indicator Variables, Ruy A. Cardoso

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Managing the Relative Volumes of Participating and Nonparticipating Business in a Mutual Life Company, Robert G. Chadburn

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A New Approach to Modeling Excess Mortality, Peter D. England and Steven Haberman

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Discussion of Mark J. Browne's "The Definition of Insurance: Implications for a Health Insurance Demand Model", Charles Fuhrer

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Group Insurance, Charles Fuhrer

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Life Insurance Applications of Recursive Formulas, Timothy L. Giles

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A Critique of Defined Contribution Plans Using a Simulation Approach, David M. Knox

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Global Social Security: How the Rules are Changing in Certain Countries, Robert J. Myers

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Journal of Actuarial Practice, Volume 1, No.1, 1993, Colin Ramsay , Editor

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Journal of Actuarial Practice, Volume 1, No. 2, 1993, Colin Ramsay , Editor

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The Small Plan Audit Program: The Opinions of the Court, Arnold F. Shapiro

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On Becoming a Cost Effective Company, Robert D. Shapiro and Barton H. Clennon

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Book Reviews, Hoque A. Sharif

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Funding Methods and Pension Plan Amendments, Keith P. Sharp

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Discussion of David Knox's "A Critique of Defined Contribution Plans Using a Simulation Approach", Michael Sze

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The Process of Pension Forecasting, Michael Sze

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Ethical Issues, Helps, and Challenges: Perceptions of U.S. Actuaries, Therese M. Vaughan, Robert W. Cooper, and Garry L. Frank