News & Views
Give a spit – save a life
One of APR’s staff spent a day at this year’s Comic Con at London’s ExCel arena, raising awareness of Anthony Nolan’s stem cell register. Read more about the day, the fantastic work being done by Anthony Nolan and how you can help by “giving a spit”.
Locum Protection insurance – typical of the challenges facing insurers
Life can be tough as an insurer. A niche market can be a profitable place to establish a presence but can leave a company vulnerable to changes in the regulatory, political or business environment. The 2017/2018 General Medical Services contract for GPs, which came into force from 4 April, is a strong illustration of this vulnerability, as it looks set to make redundant much of the Locum cover offered to practices.
APR Charity Day 2016
Find out how the principles of Effective Altruism inspired APR staff to increase participation in APR’s charitable causes schemes, volunteering by giving up some of their salary rather than their time, raising over £5,500 for a number of charities in the process.
Inheriting a piece of actuarial code
When researching about being an actuary there is often a lot of explanation about the risk management and mathematical side of the work. What is often not mentioned is how often actuaries encounter the need to code. Martin Prutton looks at how to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with inheriting (or bequeathing!) actuarial code.
Reflections on a QRT Project
Kunal Patel shares some of his experiences working on a QRT project at a large insurer, and talks us through some of the key stages involved.