Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of actuary.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • On reflection, the amount of damage done by the Social Security actuaries is truly remarkable.

    Actuarial Scoring Errors, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • My gut feeling is that insurance companies are the Vegas books, and the actuaries are the odds makers.

    blog maverick

  • They have people who are quite skilled statisticians, call actuaries, who fiddle over mountains of data to decide how much to charge who in order to maximize profit while still being able to offer comeptitive premiums.

    Slashdot

  • Maurice CliftCrawley, West Sussex• Thirty years ago actuaries for the teachers' pension scheme calculated that someone leaving work at 60 could expect, on average, to live another 13 years.

    Letters: Moving the goalposts on public pensions

  • Fun With Numbers Fee-only consultants, some of whom are former insurance agents, financial planners or actuaries, are independent experts who receive referrals from financial advisers, attorneys and other clients.

    A Smarter Way to Buy Insurance?

  • They pay actuaries large salaries to determine how much any one type of person is likely to cost for medical care.

    2010 January | Johnny B. Truant

  • And on average, they know that if enough of your type of people pay in and and then cost what the actuaries tell them you will cost, they will make a lot of money.

    2010 January | Johnny B. Truant

  • Doing it that way, according to the actuaries, according to the Congressional Budget Office, makes the program solvent and wipes out tens of trillions of dollars of unfunded liability, and keeps our debt levels from getting out of control.

    Tackling the Deficit

  • He wouldn't read my treatment about a pilot that explored the perils facing Taiwanese actuaries assigned to calculating insurance rates for 16-year-old drivers suffering from ADHD who are also being treated for a texting addiction.

    Lawrence Shulruff: My Wife's Purse, The Mini-Series

  • And you actuaries who were waiting for the antiselection hedge, it lies in the transparency of knowing who is contributing and who is receiving benefits, as well as the lifestyles and habits of these individuals.

    Maria Umbach: Will FaceBook Founder Zuckerberg Reinvent the Insurance Industry Next?

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.