Rank #1: Research Insights - 2018 Student Research Case Study Challenge
This podcast provides guidance and direction for the SOA 2018 Research Student Case Study Challenge.
Feb 09 2018
Rank #2: Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section: Data Science Languages – Intro to R
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
Rank #3: Health Section: The Role of Blockchain Technology in Our Health Care Delivery System
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
Rank #4: Health Section: The Real Story on ACA Market Status
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
Rank #5: Retirement Section - Single Employer Target Benefit Plans - Part 1
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
Rank #6: Taxation Section: In the Beginning…A Column Devoted to Tax Basics: Why Section 7702 (and 7702A too)
From the February 2018 Taxing Times: This edition of “In the Beginning” provides a history of IRC Sections 7702 and 7702A and the justification for their existence. Written by John T. Adney. Read by Dan Theodore.
Mar 22 2018
Rank #7: Health Section: Is there Consumer Value in ACA Markets?
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
Rank #8: Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section: Functions and Libraries in R
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
Rank #9: Research Insights - 2018 SOA Workable Innovations for Living Longer Contest
Apr 09 2018
Rank #10: Investment Section: How I Became An Investment Actuary - Rachna de Koning FSA,FCIA
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
Rank #11: Actuary of the Future Section: Actuaries Without Borders Global Mentorship Program
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
Rank #12: Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section: Say Hi to Oscar's Chief Actuary, Fausto Palazzetti
Oscar is a startup insurtech health insurer that is working to revolutionize the health insurance space. In this podcast their chief actuary, Fausto Palazzetti, shares about his career, how he arrived at Oscar, his work there, and what he has learned along the way. This is part of a series of interviews with entrepreneurial and innovative actuaries sponsored by the E&I Section.
Mar 06 2018
Rank #13: Research Insights Has Moved!
Oct 13 2018
Rank #14: Health Section: The Price We Pay
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
Rank #15: Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section: Foundational Concepts of R
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
Rank #16: Health Section: Rx Rebates
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
Rank #17: Health Section: Recent Policy Changes for the ACA: Part 1
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
Rank #18: Financial Reporting Section: LDTI Data Considerations
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
Rank #19: Health Section: Policy Proposal to Reform Individual ACA Market
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
Rank #20: Research Insights - Annuity Factor Calculator
This podcast explains how to use the AFC and examples of where it can be utilized in the daily work activities of an actuary.
Mar 19 2018