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Old 08-21-2018, 01:26 PM
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FWIW, I earned ACAS effective May 2014. So I would say the lag is pretty significant if that's what it is.
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So, are they manually inputting, and that is why there is a lag?

Should be automatically updated electronically. It is possible. Would it be expensive? Maybe. Get a few estimates.
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Hey Guys. If you don't have a question then I would appreciate comments on the SOA and what you like about it, what it should be reviewing with respect to services provided members, or any other relevant and useful comment that we might all consider.
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I'm curious when the next assessment of the GI track (in terms of cost-benefit analysis) will be done.
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I'm curious when the next assessment of the GI track (in terms of cost-benefit analysis) will be done.


Alternatively, how many more cushy staff FCAS positions will open up?

Asking, for a friend.
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I'm curious when the next assessment of the GI track (in terms of cost-benefit analysis) will be done.
It is interesting that PE candidates (see the videos of the Q&A sessions) were not asked about the General Insurance Track. We were asked for our views on the SOA's expansion in the international market but no questions at all regarding, perhaps, the most divisive thing the SOA has ever done in the North American market.

Interesting too is the fact that there is nary a mention of the General Insurance track in the SOA's Strategic Plan but the Strategic Plan is quite vociferous on the international market and "globalism". So, someone like you or I can reasonably ask what kind of priority the SOA has or is giving to the GI track?

One can't help but notice that the GI track appears to be more popular in the international market. So, perhaps, there is some cross over between general insurance and international.

In any event, asking when the "next assessment" will be done presupposes that there was a last assessment. I don't recall seeing any SOA report to members on that in the past. If elected a presidential officer I will, certainly, make inquiries. I don't want to pre-judge the outcome of that but I do think we ought to question everything we do. Our survival and success as an organization and profession depends on that kind of self-inquiry.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:23 PM
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It's probably beyond debate that the SOA's establishment of the General Insurance track (even by itself, notwithstanding other actions) did tremendous damage to the SOA's relationship with the CAS. It appears that the SOA and the CAS may be moving closer together again, as hostilities lessen. I wonder which objective the SOA values more: (1) maintaining its (clearly struggling) GI track or (2) restoring a good working relationship with the CAS? Maybe Tom can answer that question if he is elected. The two objectives seem to be nearly incompatible with each other.

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Tom:

Congratulations on your successful petition road to the ballot.

Your consistent openness and honesty are refreshing. You were open enough a few years ago to share with us on AO the SOA’s letter of explanation as to why the nominating committee refused to endorse you. I tried searching for that post of yours but cannot find it.

It would be helpful to this year’s voters, I think, to remind us of the SOA’s feedback to you at that time and your comments thereon. The SOA cited a “refusal to accept or support decisions reached by a majority,” “a lack of understanding of your role as a fiduciary and the legal responsibilities of a member of the Board,” and “unwillingness to respect the obligations of confidentiality” during your Board years. There was also the nominating committee’s assertion that you were “more interested in critiquing [their] questions and the questioners than in answering the questions,” and the committee claimed you “refused to answer substantive questions and obstructed the process.”

Can you provide a link to (or re-post) that feedback once again, and also to your responses?
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:14 AM
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SOA could always just scrape the CAS directory, right?
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Congratulations on your successful petition road to the ballot.

Your consistent openness and honesty are refreshing. You were open enough a few years ago to share with us on AO the SOA’s letter of explanation as to why the nominating committee refused to endorse you. I tried searching for that post of yours but cannot find it.

It would be helpful to this year’s voters, I think, to remind us of the SOA’s feedback to you at that time and your comments thereon. The SOA cited a “refusal to accept or support decisions reached by a majority,” “a lack of understanding of your role as a fiduciary and the legal responsibilities of a member of the Board,” and “unwillingness to respect the obligations of confidentiality” during your Board years. There was also the nominating committee’s assertion that you were “more interested in critiquing [their] questions and the questioners than in answering the questions,” and the committee claimed you “refused to answer substantive questions and obstructed the process.”

Can you provide a link to (or re-post) that feedback once again, and also to your responses?
I'm not sure I could find that.

I've been working towards getting on the ballot as a President-Elect candidate since 2010 - this is the 8th year and I made it.

The Petition Process was created, I am sure, in response to complaints the SoA heard from members that they ought to be able to actually exercise their right to nominate. Although making it through the Petition Process to the ballot is more arduous than it ought to be, it is possible and it does make the Nominating Committee irrelevant. So, there is no point in being concerned about the NC decision making process any more. I believe the material you referenced came from before the Petition Process was instituted - pre 2014.

What requires our attention now are ways to improve the Petition Process so it is more welcoming to all members who believe they have something to contribute - or - apply it equally to all candidates - even those proposed by the Nominating Committee. Personally, I like, perhaps, an improved version of the first/second ballot system we used in the past and which produced some very accomplished leadership.

We've had a couple of Petition Candidates elected already. Jim Glickman begins his presidential year in October. There are, besides me, two Board Petition candidates this year. ELECT us all. We have demonstrated a very strong desire to serve the actuarial profession. We are patient, persistent, and determined - all signs, I think, of leadership qualities you ought to be looking for.

Here's the thing: It is almost like in the SoA we have created two "parties" - Endorsed & Petition. The Endorsed candidates are the candidates of the current administration. The Petition candidates, because they get to the ballot (this year) with the assent of 600 plus member "nominations", are the candidates of the membership, that is, the "peoples" party. I almost think Petition candidates have an advantage.

What do you think?
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