This is the official podcast feed of the Society of Actuaries
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
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
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
Listen as Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA talks with Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA about the range of tools available to help implement machine learning. Many of the prior sessions focused on the concepts and theory and only hinted at specific tools and implementations. This episode kicks off a whole new series that will focus on languages, libraries, frameworks and cloud providers. In addition to a high-level overview, this episode also drills a little deeper on Graphical User Interface (GUI) modeling tools such as RapidMiner and KNIME.
Apr 30 2018
John Culkin and Joe Slater discuss how changes in the handling of pre-existing conditions and increasing the age rating slopes could lead to remarkedly lower premiums in the Individual ACA market.
Apr 10 2018
Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA, interviews Greg Fann, FSA, FCA, MAAA, about his collection of recent ACA articles in The Actuary andHealth Watch. Dismissive of the conventional wisdom alleging recent market damage, Mr. Fann provides convincing metrics and good-naturedly explains why ACA markets are in better shape now than they have ever been.
Apr 22 2019
In this installment, Rachna shares stories of how she combined her on-the-job pension actuarial training with text book knowledge from the investment track exams to build a career as an investment actuary (and some interesting career advice that will expand your waist line).
May 06 2019
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
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
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
The leadership series of the Health Section podcasts will include interviews with leaders in our industry. Casey Hammer, a Health Section Council member, joins us to discuss how she became an actuary, her experience as a volunteer, and lessons she has learned along the way.
Jul 08 2019
Joe Wurzburger, Staff Fellow of the Society of Actuaries has a conversation with Barth Holohan, Owner and Operator, Continuum about some of the challenges facing care in the LTC space.
Mar 30 2018
A few months ago President Trump discontinued CSR reimbursements. Join us as we explore what this means for the individual health insurance market and why it may be better to leave them in the past.
Mar 29 2018
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
Join Jackie Lee, FSA, MAAA and guest host Stephen Camilli, FSA with Marty Makary, MD as they discuss Dr. Makary's new book, The Price We Pay: What Broke America's Health Care - and How to Fix it.
Aug 19 2019
Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA, interviews Greg Sgrosso, FSA, MAAA, about his February 2017 Health Watch article, “Reasons to Reconcile.” Financial reconciliation is critical to a successful Medicare Advantage (MA) bid, and this podcast emphasizes the reasons to reconcile early and often.
Jun 18 2018
Jackie Lee interviews Julie Witt and Jim Dolstad about their SOA white paper, “Health Plan Strategic Implications of MACRA.” Julie gives a general overview and then discusses MACRA’s implications to providers. Jim follows up with how payers have been impacted by MACRA.
Jun 04 2019
Join us as we briefly introduce the concepts underlying IFRS 17 and hint at the added complexity of this new, and exciting, reserving standard.
Jul 24 2018
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
Oct 13 2018
This podcast discusses the trends, opportunities and challenges for using technology to benefit all stakeholders (plan sponsors, retirement industry professionals, plan participants, etc) involved in the retirement benefit arena. An Interview with Greg Ward, Financial Finesse.
Feb 17 2020
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 3 is an interview with Lori Weyuker, ASA.
Feb 17 2020
Listen to Jackie Lee discuss Medicare Part D Settlements with Kate Herbig. They dive into the details and complexities of the settlements between CMS, health plans, and PBMs.
Feb 10 2020
This joint podcast between the Reinsurance and Leadership & Development Sections features a round of leadership interviews in a mashup style! Participants include Karen DeToro, Amanda Hug, Tony Johnson, Jing Lang and Jim Miles.
Jan 31 2020
The French Social Security Reform turmoil calms a bit, but is still unresolved. Learn the latest from David Schraub -- SOA’s staff French actuary.
Jan 31 2020
Listen in as Dave Dillon talks about Travel Insurance with Ben Alter, FSA, MAAA, CERA
Jan 27 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nari Rhee, PhD from University of California at Berkeley Labor Center discusses her research on public pensions and retirement security.
Dec 16 2019
Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviews Nate Worrell, FSA, MAAA
Dec 02 2019
Jackie Lee talks with Achilles Natsis from the SOA about the research funding process and recent and upcoming health research projects.
Nov 18 2019
Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA talks with Kurt Wrobel, FSA, MAAA about sharpening their skills.
Oct 28 2019
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
Jackie Lee interview Bill Bade, FSA, MAAA about Supplemental Benefits
Oct 14 2019