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

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Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 4:53pm CST

During this podcast, Dave Dillon interviews Liz Leif about the Next Generation High Risk Pool and its impact on the Individual Market.

Direct download: SOA17_32_Health_12_Next_Generation_High_Risk_Pools.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:15am CST

This podcast is an overview of the Early Duration Claims Survey completed by the Society's Committee on Life Insurance Mortality & Underwriting Surveys. 

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Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

In this episode, Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, CFA, Managing Director of Research, discusses the Living to 100 Monograph topic, Mortality Improvement, with Ronora Stryker, ASA, MAAA, Research Actuary  and Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA.

***Please note, this podcast was recorded via conference call.***

 

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Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

Listen in as Mick James reads his article "Long-Term Care− Are We Fishing in the Wrong Waters?” which was featured in the November 2017, Reinsurance News.

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Category:Reinsurance -- posted at: 1:29pm CST

Listen in as Mary Broesch, FSA, MAAA reads her article "Chairperson’s Corner," which was featured in the November 2017, Reinsurance News.

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Category:Reinsurance -- posted at: 1:26pm CST

This podcast discusses the research report series, The Future of Retirement in China, presented by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.  The report series examines consumer attitudes, beliefs and behaviors on various retirement issues. 

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Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

Listen in as Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA, interviews Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA about Support Vector Machines (SVMs). SVMs are a family of predictive models with a lot of unique quirks. For example, they can focus on getting to a yes/no answer above all else. Also don’t miss the heroic attempt to verbally explain the “kernel trick” that can really kick SVMs’ performance into overdrive.

Direct download: SOA17_37_PAF_09_Support_Vector_Machines.mp3
Category:Predictive Analytics and Futurism -- posted at: 9:21am CST

This podcast reviews the research paper which provides an overview of tree models, and details how they have been used for developing group long term disability recovery and mortality rates. .

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Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Dave Dillon interviews Ken Beckman about his October 2017 Health Watch article, “An Actuarial Model to Improve Health and Reduce Costs.” This model offers financial incentives to health care providers to help patients achieve improved health resulting in reduced overall health care costs. In contrast to the current environment which incentivizes prescribing drugs and medical procedures, this model relies on a prescription of whole food plant-based nutrition which has been shown in the scientific literature to be effective at reversing many common and chronic costly health conditions with no negative side effects.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:18am CST