Corporate Financial Manager

Information concerning how our work-products might be of interest to a Corporate Financial Manager is given below.

Interest in Work-Products

The Corporate Financial Manager might have either a general or a specific interest in Work-Products.

General Interest

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of U. S. corporations with a staff actuary. There are a number of reasons for this increase: (a) actuaries have formalized and memorialized risk as an actuarial speciality thereby increasing their utility to the larger employers,  (b) mathematical model-building has become a common business practice which generally is one needing, or usefully employing, actuarial expertise, (c) cybernetics is having the most profound effect on business practices and a high percent of actuaries are adept thereat and (d) the phenomenon of globalization have resulted in business practices of there countries (which regularly have staff actuaries) to influence the practices of the U. S. Actuarial Work-Products permits the majority of employers, with the resources of having it own actuarial staff, permits such employers to use structured Work-Products to enjoy most of the advantages of having it own staff actuary with the upkeep or responsibility thereof. Usually, the employer will use Work-Products not to disrupt present relationships but rather as a means to achieve these goals; (a) use present services more effectively, (b) use Work-Products as an audit or a check/balance or as a second opinion,  (c) use Work-Products to research, by means of the available models, many issues before sending the final work specifications to the present actuary to implement or process and (d) use Work-Products as a new, valuable, readily available and inexpensive font of knowledge and experience.

Special Interest

Presuming that the interest of the Corporate Financial Manager is limited to the financial aspects of the plan (funding, reserves, risk pool management, e.g.), the menu offers the following Work-Products which will likely be of direct and significant interest to such person:(a) Monte Carlo simulations which measure claim fluctuations as well as quantify the economic value of stop-loss, (b) claim reserves ( claim reserves determined every Friday afternoon will be practical reality), (c) Medicare Part D analyses (subsidy feasibility primarily), (d) consumer driven health care (HRA and HSA) and the revalued risk pools resulting therefrom, (e) alternatives to FASB 106 and GASB 43/45, (e) providing IRS Form 1099s to certain self-employed (usually independent contractors) or to those where discriminatory benefits are provided, (e) COBRA premiums and recommended funding factors from the Annual Actuarial Report, (f) risk pool trifurcation for purposes of retiree life reserves, (g) calculations related to FASB 112,  (h) new products and services (self-funded LTD, e.g.) and (g) miscellaneous issues (age-gender-geographic-graded participant contributions, e.g.).


The Corporate Financial Manager might be a member of any of the following finance-related associations:

          Self-Insurance Institute of America
          International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan  
          America’s Health Insurance Plans
          Washington Business Conference on Health
          National Business Coalition on Health


Other than Association-sponsored journals, the Corporate Financial Manager might subscribe to any of these Journals:

          Journal of Accountancy
          Journal of Cost Management
          Internal Auditor
          Practical Accountant
          CPA Journal        


Periodicals that accept advertising and that might be subscribed to by the Corporate
Financial Manager include the following:

          Accounting Today
          Business Insurance
          Risk and Insurance.