Independent Actuaries Blog Author: Libby Moore

IAI Celebrates a Quarter of a Century Helping Employers with Retirement Savings

A group of talented retirement actuaries and consultants worked for a small retirement consulting firm back in the 1980’s. The owner of that firm sold his business to a bank. By 1994, the actuaries and consultants who specialized in defined … Continue reading

What Does a Pension Actuary Do Anyway?

When I’m asked what I do for a living, I tell people I’m a pension actuary. I explain that I work on defined benefit pension plans for employers, calculating the employers’ contribution obligations and calculating benefits for plan participants. I … Continue reading

IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limits for 2017

The IRS has announced the new retirement plan limits for 2017. Some limits increased from 2016 to 2017, and some stayed flat. Highlights include: The compensation limit used in determining benefits and contributions for both defined benefit and defined contribution … Continue reading

How Do You Balance a Budget?

  Q: How do you balance a budget? A (from Congress): Reduce future pension plan contributions. Once again pension contributions are connected to budget deals in Washington, DC. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA 2015) extends the interest rate … Continue reading

More Than Just a Season of Charitable Giving

One of our guiding principles at Independent Actuaries is to benefit the community around us. We apply this principle by supporting charitable giving and volunteerism in our community. Our charitable donation matching program encourages each of us to engage in … Continue reading