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I love the podcast but FIX YOUR AUDIO

By Aspiring Actuary - Aug 12 2018
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Great content, but interviewer sounds like he’s not even listening and is just going through questions. Still I love the people that get interviewed, and wish that the interviews could go longer (40+ minutes, maybe in a separate episode?). I’ve learned so much from this podcast. Sound quality is HORRIBLE. Please fix this.

Nice overviews

By Rudolphmax - Nov 21 2017
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While I’m personally interested in the research podcasts, each provides a short overview that introduces the highlights of a topic that I might then look into more deeply. I encourage all the sections to look into this.

iTunes Ratings

20 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
4
3
0
0

I love the podcast but FIX YOUR AUDIO

By Aspiring Actuary - Aug 12 2018
Read more
Great content, but interviewer sounds like he’s not even listening and is just going through questions. Still I love the people that get interviewed, and wish that the interviews could go longer (40+ minutes, maybe in a separate episode?). I’ve learned so much from this podcast. Sound quality is HORRIBLE. Please fix this.

Nice overviews

By Rudolphmax - Nov 21 2017
Read more
While I’m personally interested in the research podcasts, each provides a short overview that introduces the highlights of a topic that I might then look into more deeply. I encourage all the sections to look into this.
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Rank #1: Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section: Data Science Languages – Intro to R

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Listen as Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA talks with Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA in the first of several episodes about data science programming languages. This episode focuses on R, which is probably the most popular languages for data science and statistical analysis in use today. Learn about the history of R, how to get started using it, strengths and weaknesses, and resources for learning more and enhancing your skills. This is the second in a broader series of episodes focusing on languages, libraries, frameworks and cloud providers.

Jun 06 2018

23mins

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Rank #2: Investment Section: Insights on Asset Liability Management: A discussion with SOA President-Elect Andy Rallis

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SOA member Jeff Passmore, FSA, CFA, discusses asset liability management (ALM) with SOA President-Elect Andy Rallis, FSA, MAAA. They discuss the early development of ALM, current opportunities within life insurance using ALM, and advice for actuaries getting involved in this space.

Apr 26 2019

28mins

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Rank #3: Actuary of the Future: The Future Actuaries: Part 1

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This podcast explores and discusses the "Actuary of the Future: The Future Actuaries" from the perspective of qualified actuaries in the industry, sharing their experiences and advice. Part 1 is an interview with Michael Clark, FSA, MAAA, EA, FCA.

Oct 08 2019

22mins

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Rank #4: Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section: Foundational Concepts of R

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Anders and Shea go in-depth with some core concepts about the way R works, including vectors, functions, lists, factors and method dispatch. A solid understanding of the inner workings of the language will lead to more efficient coding and less time debugging via Google search.

Dec 19 2018

32mins

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Rank #5: Health Section: Recent Policy Changes for the ACA: Part 1

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Keeping up to date on the recent policy changes for the Affordable Care Act can be challenging. Listen to Part 1 of the series as Kristi Bohn unpacks CSRs, Section 1332 Waivers and recent case law.

Feb 11 2019

32mins

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Rank #6: Financial Reporting Section: LDTI: A focus on MRB"s

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Join Alexandre Lemieux, FSA, MAAA and Gregory Johnson for a brief dive into the world of MRB's.

Aug 26 2019

21mins

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Rank #7: Retirement Section - Single Employer Target Benefit Plans - Part 1

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This podcast will discuss what Canadian target benefit plans are, different design types, issues in calculating lump sums, and changes in legislation and actuarial standards to support such plans.

Aug 20 2018

17mins

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Rank #8: Retirement Section: Retirement 20/20 - Funding of Public Sector Pension Plans

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Dr. George Ma, the author of one of the 4 winning papers in the SOA Retirement 20/20 Call for Models contest discusses his paper - "Funding of Public Sector Pension Plans."

Nov 13 2018

15mins

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Rank #9: Financial Reporting Section: LDTI Data Considerations

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Join host Alexandre Lemieux, FSA, MAAA and Sisi Chen, FSA, MAAA, CERA for a brief conversation around the new enhanced data requirements for LDTI.

Jun 18 2019

15mins

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Rank #10: Health Section: Demographic Restrictions and the Affordable Care Act

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In the commercial major medical health market, the significant difference between older and younger individuals becomes more important as our population gets older overall and as medical advances allow for longer lives (at a cost).  The Affordable Care Act implemented strict demographic rating restrictions on the individual and small group markets, but recent efforts have sought to relax these requirements.  What should insurers be ready to face in these already-challenging markets?

May 22 2018

18mins

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Rank #11: Actuary of the Future Section: Actuaries Without Borders Global Mentorship Program

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An informative interview on the Actuaries Without Borders Global Mentorship Program. Michael Mendel, manager of the program, John Robinson, a mentor for the program, and Lynette Tasaranarwo, a mentee with the program are interviewed by Actuary of the Future Section Council Interns Paul Birch and Mitch Tamashunas. 

Jan 23 2019

17mins

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Rank #12: Health Section: Will Pharmacy Cost Keep Climbing?

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Dave Nelson, Dr. Peter Canning and Keith Passwater discuss the topic of rising pharmacy cost, its drivers, the outlook and opportunities for health actuaries to apply their talents to this vexing pattern.

Dec 23 2019

25mins

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Rank #13: Health Section: Medicare Advantage: Changes and Updates to Enhanced Benefits

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Jackie Lee, FSA, MAAA interviews Nick Johnson, FSA, MAAA on his February 2019 Health Watch article: Medicare Advantage: Changes and Updates to Enhanced Benefits. The discussion covers recent Medicare Advantage benefit flexibilities, types of new allowable benefits, and hurdles plan sponsors will need to overcome to implement benefits under the new flexibilities.

Mar 25 2019

26mins

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Rank #14: Health Section: At the Intersection of Social Determinants of Health & Risk Adjustment

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Jackie Lee interviews Sudha Shenoy about how risk adjustment and social determinants intersect within the Medicaid market. Sudha speaks about 4 expert panelists that she interviewed to better understand how states are using different information to inform their risk adjustment calculations and claim cost projections.

Apr 08 2019

24mins

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Rank #15: Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section: Functions and Libraries in R

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Continuing a series of episodes on the R programming language, Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA and Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA lead off with some discussion about functions and move into the concept of libraries, which are central to maximizing the potential of R.

Jan 11 2019

27mins

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Rank #16: Reinsurance Section: Ep5: 73 Questions with Ronald Poon-Affat

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RGA Brazil CEO shares the 73 things that make him “Running” Ronald Poon-Affat, FSA, FIA, CFA, MAAA.

Mar 29 2019

17mins

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Rank #17: Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section: Non-traditional roles: a conversation with Eric Sondergeld

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Listen to a conversation with Eric Sondergeld, innovator and actuary, who began his career in a traditional actuarial role then branched out into various roles that are "outside of the box."

May 24 2018

17mins

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Rank #18: Reinsurance Section and Marketing & Distribution Section: Ep3: Blake Hill – How one actuary turned marketer is transforming the insurance industry

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This joint podcast between the Reinsurance and Marketing & Distribution Sections features an interview with Blake Hill, FSA, FCIA.

Dec 14 2018

39mins

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Rank #19: Health Section: Sharpening Your Skills

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Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA talks with Kurt Wrobel, FSA, MAAA about sharpening their skills.

Oct 28 2019

15mins

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Rank #20: Financial Reporting Section: Introduction to PBR – Laying the Groundwork

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A quick introduction to the basics around PBR reserving for life insurance. Join host Alex Lemieux, FSA, MAAA and special guest Janelle Kern, FSA, MAAA for a high level overview of the reserve requirements and how they interact.

Jun 25 2018

15mins

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Actuary of the Future: The Future Actuary Podcast. Part 2

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This podcast series "Actuary of the Future: The Future Actuaries " explores and discusses the future of the actuarial profession from the perspective of qualified actuaries in the industry, sharing their experiences and thoughts on the future actuarial profession. Part 2 is an interview with Peizi Zhang, Director of product and insurance risk management with Manulife.

Jan 23 2020

19mins

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International Section: Multi-Population Longevity Models

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Nhan and Mike, together with their co-author Howard Zail (partner at Elucidor LLC in New York City) recently completed a project on a new predictive longevity model. Their work will be presented at the upcoming 2020 Living to 100 Symposium, hosted by SOA at Orlando in January 2020 and will appear in the respective Living to 100 Monograph. The paper was also presented by Nhan at the 2019 Actuarial Research Conference in Indianapolis. The project is about joint modeling of mortality trends across multiple populations using a Bayesian machine learning technique called Gaussian Process Regression.

Jan 23 2020

23mins

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Health Section: A Conversation with Laure Goldberg, Chief Actuary at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

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Join Dave Dillon for a discussion with Laure Goldberg, Chief Actuary at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, on her career path and professional success as a young woman. We also delve into the evolving pharmacy landscape and the role Laure’s team plays in supporting BCBSMA’s pharmacy strategy.

Jan 20 2020

21mins

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Financial Reporting Section: Futurism for Actuaries

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Join Alexandre Lemieux, FSA, MAAA and John Brady as we enter the new decade (maybe) and discuss how emerging technology is changing the actuarial profession and financial reporting.

Jan 17 2020

35mins

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Health Section: Leadership Series with Tenesia McGruder

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Jackie Lee chats with Tenesia McGruder as part of the HSC Leadership Series. Listen to hear about Tenesia’s background and role with IABA.

Jan 06 2020

21mins

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Social Insurance & Public Finance Section: Understanding and Optimizing ACA Markets

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Greg Fann, FSA, FCA, MAAA, EA interviews Daniel Cruz, ACA, MAAA, about his recent article The Gold Rush and the Lionfish: Optimizing the Unique Dynamics in ACA Markets. Mr. Cruz expands on the nonintuitive but important consumer value indicators discussed in his article, which he utilized to develop a state ranking of ACA market attractiveness in 2020. The merging of a new government program with an existing private market requires understanding of new mechanics not seen with traditional programs; Mr. Cruz explains what stakeholders need to comprehend.

Jan 03 2020

29mins

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Social Insurance & Public Finance Section: French Social Security Reform and the Resulting Unrest

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A French actuary provides his perspective to the French Social Security Reform and the Resulting Unrest. A mix of actuarial calculation, French culture and political play.

Dec 27 2019

23mins

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Health Section: Will Pharmacy Cost Keep Climbing?

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Dave Nelson, Dr. Peter Canning and Keith Passwater discuss the topic of rising pharmacy cost, its drivers, the outlook and opportunities for health actuaries to apply their talents to this vexing pattern.

Dec 23 2019

25mins

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Social Insurance & Public Finance Section: Nari Rhee, PhD Discusses her Research on Public Pensions and Retirement Security

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Nari Rhee, PhD from University of California at Berkeley Labor Center discusses her research on public pensions and retirement security.

Dec 16 2019

24mins

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Health Section: Eat Your Numbers

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Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviews Nate Worrell, FSA, MAAA 

Dec 02 2019

22mins

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Health Section: Health Research Update

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Jackie Lee talks with Achilles Natsis from the SOA about the research funding process and recent and upcoming health research projects.

Nov 18 2019

33mins

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Health Section: Sharpening Your Skills

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Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA talks with Kurt Wrobel, FSA, MAAA about sharpening their skills.

Oct 28 2019

15mins

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Product Development Section: An Introduction into US Denominated Products Sold Internationally

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This podcast offers an introduction to US Denominated insurance products sold internationally. Join Weiying Liu, FSA, MAAA and Robert Rogers, FSA, CERA, MAAA as they examine the benefits, risks, and challenges faced by both consumers and insurers.

Oct 14 2019

9mins

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Health Section: Supplemental Health

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Jackie Lee interview Bill Bade, FSA, MAAA about Supplemental Benefits

Oct 14 2019

25mins

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Actuary of the Future: The Future Actuaries: Part 1

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This podcast explores and discusses the "Actuary of the Future: The Future Actuaries" from the perspective of qualified actuaries in the industry, sharing their experiences and advice. Part 1 is an interview with Michael Clark, FSA, MAAA, EA, FCA.

Oct 08 2019

22mins

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Social Insurance & Public Finance Section: Interview with Dana Bilyeu: Executive Director of National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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William (Flick) Fornia, FSA, FCA, MAAA, EA interviews Dana Bilyeu: Executive Director of National Association of State Retirement Administrators

Oct 07 2019

31mins

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Health Section: Is there Consumer Value in ACA Markets?

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The new HRA regulation creates opportunities for employers to consider different markets which may be more attractive to their employees. How do actuaries define and assess “consumer value”? How does the individual market stack up against other markets in a value comparison? Greg Fann and Daniel Cruz discuss the metrics involved and the value assessment approach.

Sep 30 2019

29mins

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Reinsurance Section and Leadership & Development Section: Women's Leadership Series #3: Jennifer Marquino

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Jing Lang, FSA, FCIA interviews Jennifer Marquino, FSA, MAAA on working abroad and community leadership. This podcast is part three of a jointly sponsored series by the Reinsurance Section and Leadership & Development Section.

Sep 22 2019

39mins

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Health Section: The Role of Blockchain Technology in Our Health Care Delivery System

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To build an ecosystem of data security, validity and seamless access we need to look at futuristic technologies that can drive innovation in healthcare. Blockchain technology seems to be very promising in helping us build such an ecosystem.

Sep 16 2019

24mins

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Health Section: Rx Rebates

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Jackie Lee and Gabriela Dieguez discuss what pharmacy rebates are and how they impact the healthcare market. They discuss potential changes being proposed regarding the transparency of these rebates and what actuaries need to consider when pricing or reserving for health products.

Sep 03 2019

25mins

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iTunes Ratings

20 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
4
3
0
0

I love the podcast but FIX YOUR AUDIO

By Aspiring Actuary - Aug 12 2018
Read more
Great content, but interviewer sounds like he’s not even listening and is just going through questions. Still I love the people that get interviewed, and wish that the interviews could go longer (40+ minutes, maybe in a separate episode?). I’ve learned so much from this podcast. Sound quality is HORRIBLE. Please fix this.

Nice overviews

By Rudolphmax - Nov 21 2017
Read more
While I’m personally interested in the research podcasts, each provides a short overview that introduces the highlights of a topic that I might then look into more deeply. I encourage all the sections to look into this.