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.

Direct download: SOA_101_Dillon_Sgrosso.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:27am CDT

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.

Direct download: PAF_Intro_to_R.mp3
Category:Predictive Analytics and Futurism -- posted at: 3:50pm CDT

This podcast discusses some promising early results for self funded plans indicating that trusted services, helping people navigate the health care system can help lower health care cost trend.   Hear how having someone you trust guiding you to get the right services in the right setting can be a wonderful approach to eliminating waste in the system.

Direct download: SOA_120_Dillon_Cymerys.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:34am CDT

What do (and should) we know about public health, and why should we care? A brief discussion of the influence of public health on our lives and our work.

Direct download: Dillon_McAleer_SOA_119.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:32am CDT

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."

Direct download: Eric_Sondergeld_032318_edited.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 11:24am CDT

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?

Direct download: SOA_117_Norris.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:34am CDT

This podcast, hosted by R. Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA, CFA, SOA Managing Director of Research highlights Retirement Literacy Brief #2, Retirement Planning from Start to Finish.

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Direct download: TAKE_2_-_AD_VERSION_-_2_retirement_lit_combined_tracks.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

This podcast, hosted by R. Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA, CFA, SOA Managing Director of Research highlights the research report, Improving the New Business Process Survey.

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This podcast, hosted by R. Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA, CFA, SOA Managing Director of Research reviews the recently released research report, US Population Mortality Observations - Updated with 2016 Experience.

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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.

Direct download: PAF_Machine_Learning_Tools.mp3
Category:Predictive Analytics and Futurism -- posted at: 11:27am CDT