Insurance is a product used by almost everyone in the US, not only once, but multiple forms.  Auto, home, life, medical, and commercial are just a few. Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management. If you love helping people, and have a head for business, you can learn to build your own Insurance firm, or work for many national firms in many different capacities. Roles for graduates in Sales, Underwiting, Adjusting and Actuarial are limitless. Many Insurance programs boast a 95-100% placement rate for graduates. Actuarial science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions. Actuaries are professionals who are qualified in this field through intense education and experience. In many countries, actuaries must demonstrate their competence by passing a series of thorough professional examinations

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Contingencies is the bimonthly magazine of the Academy that takes readers into the world of the actuary — insurance, casualty, health, pension, financial and risk management — through a wide array of feature stories, commentaries, interviews, how-to columns, and more  Visit
Published six times a year by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), The Actuary gives readers the information they need to stay on top of actuarial trends and enhance their business career development. Content features in-depth and timely articles that focus on all actuarial practice areas. In addition, readers will find articles on SOA education initiatives, trends in international business and read interviews with actuaries paving the way into new areas of practice. Visit
Financial Advisor delivers essential market information and strategies that advisors need to succeed in their increasingly complex environment. Visit
Enterprise Risk Magazine is the leading quarterly title for risk managers and enterprise risk, with a print circulation of over 5,500. Click here to download the Enterprise Risk Media Pack. Visit
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) represents independent insurance agents in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. They operate cutting-edge agencies and treat their customers like neighbors, providing personal support and service. Visit is where buyers and sellers have access to breaking insurance news, industry research, compliance and legal updates, training and education, technology developments, data and trends, and more. Visit
Comprehensive website covering many important issues in the insurance field. Visit
Business Insurance is the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business. Visit
Risk & Insurance® covers the people, stories and risks that embody the essential functions of risk management and commercial insurance. Visit
Risk Management is the premier publication of analysis, insight and news for risk managers. Since 1954, Risk Management has explored the emerging techniques and concepts used by those tasked with protecting the physical, financial, human and intellectual assets of their organizations  Visit
National magazine coving issues in the Insurance industry. Visit