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I thought the SOA was making money hand over fist from the exams and basically has more money than they know what to do with. Am I missing something or are they just getting even greedier?
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:29 PM
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I wonder how much the SOA Member Recognition Program is costing, especially now that there is a dues increase.

There are no free lunches.
I think I've gotten about $25 of usage out of my nifty SOA cap.

In any case, I dropped one of my section memberships, so I'm basically where I was before.
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the intention is for the rest of the SOA to subsidize the GI program until it's larger
Oooh, typo, you mis-spelled "forever"
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Glad to see the retired members' fee only went up by $3 (to $63). I will only have to make one less trip to Starbucks next year to be able to afford my SOA membership.
I didn't realize the SOA has a separate retired members' fee. What do you get out of being a member of the SOA when retired?
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I won't speculate on the reasons and justifiability, etc - but I do trust that Jim Glickman will be looking at finances - as I recall, stewardship of members money was one of his campaign positions?
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I didn't realize the SOA has a separate retired members' fee. What do you get out of being a member of the SOA when retired?
It's not a separate retired members' fee but it is the same fee that is charged to members with low incomes from actuarial work. Main benefit for me of paying the fee is that it gives me the right to continue calling myself an FSA. For most retirees, that has no value. However I sit on several boards and committees where the designation is highly regarded and I continue to have interactions with SOA leaders where it helps to still be an FSA. I am also eligible for a discounted fee when I attend SOA Annual meetings and get to vote in elections. In addition, I appreciate most of the work being done by the SOA so it is my modest contribution to helping continue those activities.

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The dues appear on my paycheck as taxable benefits, so I end up having to pay taxes on them...
Silly Canadians!
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Such a cheap toll to pay to ensure that your overall salary stays high.

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Sure. From a purely selfish standpoint, it's 15 more frequent flier miles for me since I get to pay the dues with my credit card and get reimbursed by my employer.

But it seems like they're ripping off my employer when they should be reducing the dues rather than increasing them.
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