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Member Recognition

Michael is a health actuary working for a regional health insurer. He earned his FSA three years ago and is certified as CPD compliant.

Here is how Michael’s current score looks:

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

  • List his 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 of 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. Of the moment information you need for your practice area helps you keep an edge in your job. One of the primary benefits section members cite? Networking with other actuaries!

The breakdown:

  • Elect to receive SOA emails +3 points

  • Complete demographic information in SOA account +3 points

  • Join 2 SOA Sections +18 points

TOTAL = 37 points and eligible for a gift! Time to show off with some swag.

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MICHAEL

I love the impact I have on society through the work I do as an actuary – I’m really into my job. I receive so many emails, I decided to opt-out of some including those from the SOA. I know when it matters, like paying my dues, they can get in touch with me.”

Gina is a pension actuary working for a pension consulting firm. She earned her FSA 12 years ago and is certified as CPD compliant.

 

Here is how Gina’s current score looks:

Find out what Gina can do to increase her 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 from 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, Gina 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 +12 points (PD points capped at +18 annually)

  • Complete demographic information in SOA account +3 points

TOTAL = 62 points and eligible for the next highest gift category! Did you know you can donate your gift to the Actuarial Foundation?

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.

GINA

“My job is demanding so the SOA is most valuable to me as a provider of CPD and networking though most of my CPD is earned through my employer. I joined the SOA Retirement Section three years ago (I love the webcasts) and attended the SOA Annual Meeting a couple of years ago. I keep my information in the SOA Directory up-to-date and receive SOA emails about CPD, Section news and others. I haven’t been able to volunteer my time beyond filling out the member survey. I haven’t voted for any of the SOA offices or bylaws amendments.”

Alexander is a financial reporting actuary at a global life insurance company. He earned his FSA 20 years ago and is certified as CPD compliant.

Here is how Alexander’s score looks:

Find out what Alexander can do to increase his 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 profession and the SOA!

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

The breakdown:

  • Complete the SOA Member Survey +6 points

  • Volunteer in current year +7

  • Ensure administrative assistant registers webinars in your name +6 points

TOTAL = 92 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.

ALEXANDER

“Early in my career, I thought volunteering would take me away from my job. Now, I realize how rewarding it is personally and professionally to share my knowledge and experience. I decided to lead with my voice by pursuing election to the Section Council as I am member of five Sections. As a ‘hands-on’ kind of volunteer, sometimes I let tasks like the Member Survey fall by the wayside.”