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Forum: Careers - Employment Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By JMO
IFYSentence

IFYSentence
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 80,656
Posted By JMO
OK, perhaps my memory is faulty. I blame the...

OK, perhaps my memory is faulty. I blame the medical treatments I received this year. And it WAS a long time ago.

There was one state, I forget which one, that seemed weird to me. They numbered...
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,552
Posted By JMO
True.[/QUOTE] :iatp: Likewise. ...

True.[/QUOTE]
:iatp:


Likewise.


:lol:
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,552
Posted By JMO
The $1.5 million was the increase for the year. ...

The $1.5 million was the increase for the year. How about looking at the number that's over $40 million!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 168,168
Posted By JMO
Sort of like my 4.00 GPA in grad school. I took...

Sort of like my 4.00 GPA in grad school. I took exactly one class.
Forum: Life 11-16-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By JMO
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: General Actuarial 11-16-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,552
Posted By JMO
Right. The rules state that contestants must...

Right. The rules state that contestants must have passed two or more exams. And, as a matter of fact, some of the prizes have gone to CAS people.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 80,656
Posted By JMO
Where in CA? I didn't experience that when I...

Where in CA? I didn't experience that when I lived in SoCal a long, long time ago.
Forum: Life 11-16-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By JMO
:iatp: "It seems that companies will need...

:iatp:

"It seems that companies will need way less actuaries in the upcoming years because of this. "
Actually, the increase in efficiency will mean less grunt work, but actuaries know that such...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-15-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,084
Posted By JMO
Experienced actuaries call their networks and...

Experienced actuaries call their networks and sometimes cold calls work for them. Not so much for EL.

I wonder if the VPs at NYL ask each other whether they got the e-mail from "that guy" yet.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,609
Posted By JMO
Why are these lazy people asking you to do the...

Why are these lazy people asking you to do the work instead of going to the source? Clear instructions were given earlier in this thread.
Forum: Health - Disability 11-15-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By JMO
OK, I'll give you 2 cents worth. I have...

OK, I'll give you 2 cents worth.

I have never heard of any regulator requiring distribution of surplus to a former policyholder. (Some life insurance contracts pay a terminal dividend at the...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-14-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,609
Posted By JMO
I suspect it may have been more than that. My...

I suspect it may have been more than that. My impression is that he goes off the beam when he fails to take his prescribed medication. And I am not convinced that this whole discussion should stay...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 11-14-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12,333
Views: 1,016,128
Posted By JMO
Snow Crash is on my Good Reads to-read shelf. ...

Snow Crash is on my Good Reads to-read shelf. #128 out of 164. I put it on there about 2 1/2 years ago, and other books keep slipping in front of it.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 11-14-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12,333
Views: 1,016,128
Posted By JMO
And that's why I may never get around to reading...

And that's why I may never get around to reading any of them.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-14-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By JMO
You are getting closer. Pension consulting...

You are getting closer. Pension consulting actuaries are focused primarily on complying with Federal regulations, including income tax benefits of pension plans and all the required compliance...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 168,168
Posted By JMO
Good for you. Yes, the time dilation works...

Good for you.

Yes, the time dilation works the other way around from the perspective of the "travelling twin" but only if the one on earth then goes out for the meeting instead of the traveler...
Forum: Life 11-12-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By JMO
Neither. Because of the way modal premiums...

Neither.

Because of the way modal premiums are treated in statutory accounting, you'll see labels for "due and deferred premiums" (not upr) and even premiums paid in advance. (Don't ask :D) ...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-12-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,609
Posted By JMO
I agree. The profile looked normal enough to me....

I agree. The profile looked normal enough to me. Is he banned only from selected areas of the AO?
Forum: General Actuarial 11-12-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,609
Posted By JMO
Why do you say that? Did he do something other...

Why do you say that? Did he do something other than make incoherent posts?
Forum: Life 11-10-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By JMO
They may be right. But only if the industry as a...

They may be right. But only if the industry as a whole makes a lot of noise about this.
Forum: Software & Technology 11-10-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 130,708
Posted By JMO
I don't know SAS. Does it have something like...

I don't know SAS. Does it have something like the CASE statement in other languages? That looks like the structure needed here.
Forum: Health - Disability 11-10-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By JMO
Maybe they will pay only the part of the balance...

Maybe they will pay only the part of the balance bill that brings reimbursement up to what Medicare would pay. Not sure how that squares with premium pricing based on lower negotiated payments,...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-10-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,609
Posted By JMO
This.

This.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-09-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 168,168
Posted By JMO
Thanks, Mel. From the third link: OK,...

Thanks, Mel. From the third link:


OK, the original quote proves itself totally innumerate. And I was suckered in. :duh: You can hardly call 20% of the speed of light "nearly" that fast.
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