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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...Cos., was replaced as the state's actuary in 2005 by Buck Consultants, which...costs are a national trend which all actuaries have struggled to predict and gauge...

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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Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

...Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan dropped the ball in settling a professional malpractice lawsuit against a former state actuary for $500 million.Sullivan, who was attorney general from June 2009 to November 2010, is currently the Republican nominee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/union-reps-assail-settlement-touted-sul
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Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

...Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan dropped the ball in settling a professional malpractice lawsuit against a former state actuary for $500 million.Sullivan, who was attorney general from June 2009 to November 2010, is currently the Republican nominee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/union-reps-assail-settlement-touted-sul
State
Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...from 2008 through 2013.The higher rate of increase is still "relatively modest," says the report from the Office of the Actuary in the Health and Human Services Department. The forecast, through 2024, does not foresee a return to pre-recession days...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/health-care-spending-accelerate-us-re
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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
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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

...seeking more than $8 billion from Mercer Inc., its former actuary that it blames for part of its multibillion dollar pension...In the lawsuit against Mercer, the state said Mercer's actuaries failed to correctly calculate the rising cost of health care...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100109/loc_499470415.shtml
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
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