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  • General
    would attend those sessions which would be of primary interest to him, thus reducing the number in attendance ... discussing section C, stated that the number of direct Ordinary policyholders on whose lives his company ...

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    • Authors: Preston C Bassett, Melvin D Bennett, John M Bragg, Norman F Buck, Burton E Burton, Frederick W Clark, Thomas M Galt, John Gorham, Paul H Knies, Robert F Link, John J Marcus, Robert J Myers, Jack O Parsonage, Conrad Siegel, George N Watson, Charles F B Richardson, Carl Fischer, GILBERT W FITZHUGH, Daniel Barry, E A Dougherty, Andrew C Webster, Geoffrey N Calvert, J Edwin Matz, Richard J Mellman, Ray M Peterson, Kenneth H Ross, Victor E Henningsen, Allen L. Mayerson, Lowell M Dorn, Clark T Foster, Wilmer A Jenkins, William F Marples, Robert T Jackson, Manuel Gelles, Ralph H. Maglathlin, Ralph E. Traber, M. Albert Linton, Alan A. Groth, William M Anderson, Melvin C Pryce, Donald M Ellis, A Charles Howell, James G Bruce, Harold A Garabedian, Stuart J Kingston, Alden Thomson Bunyan, Robert Ellis Shalen, J Edward Morrison, Aubrey White, Saul Sidney Lipkind, Cody Daniel, Jay Elkins
    • Date: Apr 1958
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Plan design
  • Forum for Consulting Actuaries
    pension, profit-sharing, group insurance, and the direct- compensation business. All these things are subject ... firm or running a successful business. The primary aim of any ethical standard should be to avoid ...

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    • Authors: Preston C Bassett, Charles G Bentzin, Thomas P Bowles, Davis H Roenisch, Conrad Siegel, Kenneth H Ross, Alfred N Guertin
    • Date: Oct 1966
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession
  • Digest of Discussion of Subjects of General Interest
    Regional Meeting MR. JOSEPH B. CRIMMINS: The primary concern that an insurance company actuary will ... of pension liabilities. Too frequently, diligent care is exercised in selecting the mortality, dis- ability ...

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    • Authors: John C Antliff, Preston C Bassett, Joseph B Crimmins, James C Hamilton, Howard H Hennington, Bert A Winter, Blackburn H Hazlehurst, John G Selig, Dorrance C. Bronson, Edward A Green, Herbert J. Stark
    • Date: Apr 1967
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance; Pensions & Retirement>Assumptions and methods
  • Recent Developments in Health Insurance Programs in the United States and Canada
    age of 65 for the cost of substantial hospital care. Also, at a modest price, it offered essentially ... Congress to preserve and promote high quality health care and to make it available to all over 65. It is ...

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    • Authors: John C Angle, Daphne D Bartlett, Preston C Bassett, Morrison H Beach, James F A Biggs, Alden W Brosseau, Richard Daskais, Robert F Davis, William A Dreher, Alan N Ferguson, Curtis D Greene, Rea B Hayes, Howard H Hennington, J Stanley Hill, Richard Humphrys, Wallace R Joyce, John C Maynard, Anna M Rappaport, Harry M Sarason, Richard H Tallman, Naftali Teitelbaum, Alan M Thaler, George N Watson, Cecil G White, GILBERT W FITZHUGH, JOHN H MILLER, Andrew C Webster, Colin Jack, John Dyer, John C Wooddy, Josephine W Beers, Wendell Milliman, Alfred L Buckman, Frederick P Sloat, Harwood Rosser, C Manton Eddy, W James D Lewis, Bruce E Shepherd, Edward A Dougherty, Lloyd Current, Winfeild C Burley, Robert J Lamphere
    • Date: Apr 1966
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Professional associations; Health & Disability>Health insurance; Life Insurance
  • Book Reviews and Notices
    benefit area is an increase of 12½ percent in the primary benefits. This is accompanied by a proposed reduction ... in spouse's benefits to 33-~r percent of the primary insurance amount, so that the benefit for a couple ...

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    • Authors: Theodossios Athanassiades, Preston C Bassett, Raymond W Bender, Vincent W Donnelly, Charles T P Galloway, Richard (Dick) L London, Walter N Miller, Robert J Myers, Charles A Siegfried, Allan B. Roby
    • Date: Oct 1978
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Economics>Financial markets; Financial Reporting & Accounting; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance; Social Insurance>Social Security
  • Address of the President, Preston C. Bassett - To Become a Member
    of actuarial students would become one of its primary functions. 2. Instead of membership being granted ... other areas. Financial planning for continuing care retirement communities is just one example of that ...

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    • Authors: Preston C Bassett
    • Date: Oct 1985
    • Competency: Leadership>Professional network leverage
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Professional development
  • Consulting Actuaries
    consultants from time to time, we have insisted on direct contact with the client involved. We feel strongly ... met. First, the professional actuary should have direct consultation with the client, both in discussing ...

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    • Authors: J Ross Adams, Preston C Bassett, William Buchanan, Richard Daskais, Waid J Davidson, William A Dreher, Samuel Eckler, Lloyd K Friedman, Melvin L Gold, Robert W Grindley, Myles L Grover, Donald S Grubbs, James C Hamilton, Raymond F Houseman, Frank Livsey, Lawrence Mitchell, Francis G Morewood, Edward John Mullen, Stuart A Robertson, Byron W Straight, Robert C Tookey, Frederick S Townsend, Gerald G Toy, Thomas Young, William Corcoran, Geoffrey N Calvert, Dorrance C. Bronson, Samuel N Ain, William F Marples, Peter R Wilde, E Forrest Estes, Clarence H Tookey, Norman G Kirkland, James H Braddock, Thomas T Chamberlain, Arthur F Parry, Robert A. Wishart, Aubrey White
    • Date: Apr 1965
    • Competency: Professional Values>Ethical standards
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Code of Conduct; Actuarial Profession>Traditional careers
  • Employee Benefit Plans-Retirement Plans-Investments and Interest Assumptions
    as to how this should be handled in plans with a direct Social Security offset. So far as I know, there ... all of the earnings increase cost might be taken care of by a formula that gradually recog- nized part ...

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    • Authors: Preston C Bassett, Application Administrator, William A Dreher, Sam H Huffman, David R Kass, Robert F Link, Daniel F McGinn, Robert Charles McQueen, David G Scott, George V Stennes, Donald B Warren, Clark T Foster, Frederick P Sloat
    • Date: Jan 1962
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Assumptions and methods
  • Employee Benefit Plans
    in a slow-down in the increase of cost of medical care insurance. Commenting on section B, he doubted ... trend factors to take care of the continually increasing costs of medical expense care. The advantages ...

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    • Authors: Preston C Bassett, Herbert F Cerwinske, Orlo L Karsten, Joseph W Moran, George M Sherritt, John R Williams, Ivan R Taylor, Application Administrator
    • Date: May 1960
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Health & Disability; Health & Disability>Accident insurance
  • Accounting for Pension-Plan Costs on Corporate Financial Statements
    skills in a different way and perhaps with more care than may have been required in the past, since ... case. Perhaps the actuary will have to use more care in selecting the group of employees to be included ...

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    • Authors: Preston C Bassett
    • Date: Nov 1964
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
    • Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Pension accounting