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Chief actuary says Social Security boosted by immigration bill

...to the Social Security fund, its chief actuary said Wednesday, as more immigrants come...positive," Stephen C. Goss, the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration...the bipartisan legislation.The chief actuary wrote that the number of workers paying...

http://juneauempire.com/lisa-mascaro/2013-05-09/chief-actuary-says-social-securi
Ex-actuary denies role in pension shortfall

JUNEAU - The former actuary for Alaska's retirement systems has denied responsibility for the...a unit of Marsh & McLennan Cos., was replaced as the state's actuary in 2005 by Buck Consultants, which did an extensive recalculation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013108/reg_242394140.shtml
Traditional pension plan gets worker, actuary support

...cost or risk to employees."Five years ago we didn't hear about states filing for bankruptcy," she said.Consulting actuary Flick Fornia reviewed Senate Bill 121 for advocates of a defined benefit plan, and said it would provide a more secure retirement...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-09-16/traditional-pension-plan-gets-worker-ac
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Barbara Thurston

...Lived in Juneau since 1991Education: Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics, Indiana University, 1986Occupation(s): Actuary. Currently employed by Alaska Public Entity Insurance.Family: Husband: John Thurston, Children: Stuart Thurston (JDHS...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-13/barbara-thurston
Local
My Turn: The logical consequences of the retirement lawsuit

...earning prospects, made worse by the actuary lawsuit settlement that also increases...such a plan approved now would require an actuary to make positive long-term projections...settlement, and the legal approach used, any actuary firm would now be suicidal to do so...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-05-11/my-turn-logical-consequences-retireme
Opinion
State seeks $8 billion for retirement funds

Alaska is seeking more than $8 billion from Mercer Inc., its former actuary that it blames for part of its multibillion dollar pension plan deficit. The Alaska Retirement Management Board says Mercer not...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100109/loc_499470415.shtml
Watch for dramatic declines in employer-provided health insurance

...care law remains on the books. That's not just a warning from a conservative Republican - the administration's own chief actuary of Medicare estimated that more than 14 million people would lose their employer coverage over the next eight years. Even...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-07-21/watch-dramatic-declines-employer-prov
Opinion
State sues for $1.8 billion over benefits

...employee retirement benefits. Sound off on the important issues at The state is claiming that Mercer, which it hired as an actuary to advise it on issues such as how much money it needed to put away for its public employee and teacher retirement plans...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120707/sta_20071207027.shtml
News
State mulls suit against consultants

...of Administration "for costs of an investigation related to potential litigation." Mercer was replaced as the state's actuary last year by Buck Consultants, which did an extensive recalculation of Alaska's pension and health care liabilities. Buck...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092506/sta_20060925008.shtml
News
No full talks in NHL labor fight

...complicated issue.""The number of variables and the number of issues that have to be addressed by people who carry the title actuary or pension lawyer are pretty numerous and it's pretty easy to get off track," Bettman said. "That is something we understand...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-01-04/no-full-talks-nhl-labor-fight
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