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  • A Tale of Two Values: Direct Response Insurance
    A Tale of Two Values: Direct Response Insurance From a panel discussion session at the Spring regional ... the measurements actuaries are using to evaluate direct response products: customer lifetime value and ...

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    • Authors: Jay Jaffe, Ben Lutek, Robert Moser, Robert E Winawer
    • Date: May 1999
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Marketing and distribution - Annuities; Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance; Life Insurance>Marketing and distribution - Life Insurance
  • Current Issues in Life Insurance Pricing
    more to the table than in the past, when their primary service was capacity. Many reinsurers are having ... competition. This severe competition has allowed direct companies to view or, at least, look at reinsurance ...

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    • Authors: Application Administrator, Douglas Doll, Craig Reynolds, Raymond DiDonna
    • Date: Oct 1997
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance
  • Expense Analysis and Allocation
    eightfold. These results must be interpreted with care. The front ending of commissions without a change ... that there was not much we could do in terms of direct control of expenses. When you talk about year-end ...

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    • Authors: David Congram, Robert H Dreyer, John Macarchuk, Philip Turner
    • Date: May 1977
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Expenses - Annuities; Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance; Life Insurance>Expenses - Life Insurance
  • Profit Measures in Pricing: Their Use and Interpretation
    investors look at return on equity, they don't care whether the return on equity on your term portfolio ... use profit margin as your primary measure? How many use IRR as your primary measure? That is a little ...

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    • Authors: Application Administrator, Vratislav Vodrazka
    • Date: May 2002
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Enterprise Risk Management>Financial management; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance
  • Technology and the Actuarial Pricing Model - What Comes Next?
    FH1747:Q CASHFLOWS PER $100 AT 6 SCENARIOS The primary decomposition in ABCD (Chart 10) clearly shows ... portfolio. We’ve found, for annuities, that the best primary decomposition is not zero-coupon bonds but a synthetic ...

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    • Authors: Shane A Chalke, Thomas W Reese, Irwin T Vanderhoof, Douglas A George, Mark C Abbott
    • Date: May 1996
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance; Modeling & Statistical Methods; Technology & Applications>Software
  • Unisex And Risk Classification
    everybody thought that somebody else was taking care of it and no attention was really being paid. It ... started collecting funds to develop a direct mail campaign so that direct mail would come in to the Senators ...

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    • Authors: Harvey S Galloway, Barbara Lautzenheiser, Kim W Ledbetter, John O Montgomery, William David Smith, Ronald E Timpe
    • Date: Oct 1983
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Experience Studies & Data>Mortality; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance; Public Policy
  • Adequacy of Pricing - Considerations
    quotes to give you. These things are not necessarily direct results of what pricing actuaries have done, but ... sort of trend. This is not something that is a direct result of pricing actuaries' actions, but I think ...

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    • Authors: Joseph E Crowne, Robert H Dreyer, Robert P Hill, Burton Jay
    • Date: Oct 1990
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance
  • Evolution of the Product Development Process
    products. Each actuarial position is assigned primary responsibility for monitoring and pricing a given ... your organization. However, this focus is our primary reason for existing. The conflict between financial ...

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    • Authors: Shane A Chalke, Christian J DesRochers, Dale Hagstrom, Larry L Schreiber
    • Date: Oct 1990
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance
  • Individual Annuity Product Design Under Conditions of Inflation
    interest provisions of the 1980 amendments. Extreme care should be taken in the design aspects of the SPDA ... create a significant front-ending of profits unless care is taken in the generation of assumptions. It is ...

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    • Authors: Gregory J Carney, Richard W Kling, John M Lenser, Michael Winterfield
    • Date: Apr 1982
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Individual annuities; Annuities>Pricing - Annuities
  • Financial Integration of the Pricing Process
    THE PRICING PROCESS managers have at least some direct control and influence. The asset allocation decision ... investment department? Historically, I imagine the primary criterion was acquisition yield. What do assets ...

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    • Authors: William Britton, Robert McClester, Philip Polkinghorn, Richard L Sega
    • Date: Apr 1990
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Record of the Society of Actuaries
    • Topics: Annuities>Pricing - Annuities; Life Insurance>Pricing - Life Insurance