Member Recognition

MONICA

“The work I do as an actuary has an impact on society.  I love that aspect of may job.  I receive so many emails and it has gotten worse and worse since the pandemic, so I decided to opt-out of receiving SOA emails. I know that SOA will still send me emails that matter, like paying my dues.  They know how to contact me.”

Monica is a health actuary working for a health insurer.  She earned her FSA four years ago and is certified as CPD compliant.

Here is how Monica’s current score looks:

Find out what Monica can do to increase her score and engagement and why:

  • List her primary area of practice or industry. We understand members have full email boxes – knowing more about your interest areas helps the SOA customize emails to your preferences – and cut down on the number emails you receive.

  • Join a professional interest section.  Yes, employers provide time and resources to pursue your professional development. One of the best ways to do that as an actuary is to join an SOA Section.  Section’s provide you with current information you need for your practice area and help you keep an edge in your job. One of the primary benefits of sections members cite is networking with other actuaries. 

The breakdown:

  • Elect to receive SOA emails +4 points

  • Complete demographic information in SOA account +5 points

  • Join 2 SOA Sections +19 points

Total = 44 points and eligible for a gift! Time to show off with some swag.

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GEORGE

"With my demanding job I find the SOA to be a valuable resource and provider of CPD and networking events, even though most of my CPD is earned through my employer.  I joined the SOA Retirement Section a few years ago. I find the webcast content to be valuable and was able to attend the Virtual SOA Annual Meeting last year.  I keep my information up to date on the Actuarial Directory to ensure I receive emails about CPD offerings, Retirement Section news and more.  I have not yet volunteered but I hope to begin volunteering soon and I plan on voting in the SOA election this year."

George is a pension actuary working for a pension consulting firm.  He earned his FSA 15 years ago and is certified as CPD compliant.

 

Here is how George’s current score looks:

Find out what George can do to increase his score and engagement and why:

 

  • Vote in SOA Elections.  Voting in elections for SOA officers and occasional Bylaw amendments takes a small amount of time in proportion to the huge impact it makes on the SOA and the actuarial profession. Candidate videos and webpages help you make informed choices without requiring extensive research.

  • Present at an SOA meeting and write for publications. The next step to actively engaging with content form the SOA and its Sections is to start volunteering to present at meetings and write for publications.

  • Join more than one Section. With 20 Sections, there are other opportunities for networking in your professional interest areas.  For example, George could consider the Social Insurance and Public Finance Section as well as the Leadership and Development Section.

 

The breakdown:

  • Vote in SOA elections +5 points

  • Volunteer to speak at an SOA meeting +6 points

  • Attend a multi-day SOA meeting +15 points  (PD points capped at +19 annually)

  • Complete demographic information in SOA account +5 points

Total = 68 points and eligible for a higher gift category!   Did you know you can donate your gift to the Actuarial Foundation?

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MICHELLE

“Early in my career, I was concerned that volunteering would  require too much of my time.  Now I realize how rewarding it is personally and professionally to share my knowledge and experience.  I believe I get as much out of volunteering as I give.  I decided my next step was to lead with my voice by pursing election to a section council as I am member to 3 sections.  As a ‘hands-on’ volunteer, sometimes I let tasks like the Member Survey fall by the wayside.”

Michelle is a financial reporting actuary at a global life insurance company.  She earned her FSA 10 years ago and is certified as CPD compliant.

Here is how Michelle’s score looks:

Find out what Michelle can do to increase her score and engagement and why:

  • Complete the Member Survey each year. Think of members as the primary stakeholders of the SOA and we use the results of the Member survey to guide programs and services each year.  The Member Survey is your opportunity to provide a performance review for the professional and the SOA!

  • Volunteer to lead more than once. There are many ways to lead with your voice at the SOA.  Why not consider Section leadership position such as a newsletter editor or look into a Research Oversight Group?

  • Get credit for webinar registrations. Busy actuaries mean delegating registering for webinars to administrative assistants. To get credit, make sure your assistants are registering webinars in your name or make sure you log your attendance into the SOA CPD Tracker.

The breakdown:

  • Complete the SOA Member Survey + 5 points

  • Volunteer in current year + 6 points

  • Ensure administrative assistant registers webinars in your name record your attendance in the SOA CPD Tracker + 6 points

Total = 89 points and eligible for ultimate bragging rights!

Profiles, names, and photos portrayed are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased) is intended or should be inferred. The SOA takes data privacy seriously! Please read our Privacy Policy.