John M. Bragg, FSA

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    John M. Bragg, F.S.A. is principal of Bragg Associates, Inc. actuarial consultants. He is widely known in actuarial and insurance management fields.

    Mr. Bragg is former president of the Society of Actuaries and of the Life Insurance Company of Georgia. He is an Enrolled Actuary, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

    Mr. Bragg is active in educational, religious, civic and cultural affairs of his home town, being past chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Young Men’s Christian Association, an elder of Trinity Presbyterian Church, and a past member of the Finance Committee of the Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Capital City Club. He has seen service as a petit juror and as foreperson (twice) of the Fulton County (GA.) Grand Jury.

    A native of Canada, Mr. Bragg moved to the United States in 1956 as associate actuary of Life of Georgia and became a United States citizen in 1966. He was elected vice president in 1959 and named to the board of directors in 1960. He advanced to chief actuary in 1963 and to the board’s executive committee in 1967. He was president and chief executive officer from mid-1975 to mid-1978 when he formed the actuarial consulting firm of John M. Bragg and Associates, Inc.

    Mr. Bragg is considered by the life insurance industry and the actuarial profession to be a leading authority on the subject of mortality. His firm has published numerous tables and studies on this subject, including 1997 Bragg Life Tables, the Study of Mortality by Policy Size Groups, the 1992 Bragg Preferred/Standard Life Tables, and the 1991 Bragg Insured-Life AIDS Tables. Also published are Reports on Viatical Settlements and the Effect of Smoking on Health Insurance Costs.

    Among Mr. Bragg’s published papers on the subject of mortality are:

                “It’s Time to Rebuild our Mortality Studies Castle”

                 National Underwriter March 25, 1996

    “Mortality Differences and Trends in the United States of America, taking account of color, sex, and socio-economic status”

    20th International Congress of Actuaries Tokyo, 1976