In this podcast, staff actuary Kristi Bohn holds a roundtable discussion about annuities with John Adduci from Polysystems and Nate Wilbanks from Nationwide Financial. This discussion was recorded at the SOA’s 2013 Annual Meeting.

 

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Listen in as Geoff Hileman reads from What is Available in 2014 for 2015 Individual Health Insurance Rate Filings?, an article from  the October 2013 issue of Health Watch.

 


Listen to this excerpt from The Street’s and Rating Agency’s View of the Life Insurance Industry presentation at the 2013 Life & Annuity Symposium. How well is our industry competing against other industries for capital? What are the key trends seen impacting our industry? Capital or debt markets: Which will bear more fruit? What are the macroeconomic trends that will drive our fate in the future? Both Canadian and U.S. perspectives will be covered. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.


Listen to this excerpt from the Impact of the Low Interest Rate Environment on Life Insurers presentation at the 2013 Life and Annuity Symposium. The panel was moderated by Richard Pretty and features Joe Dziwura and Winter Liu. During this discussion they consider the possible paths of future interest rates and examine the implications of current low interest rates on the life insurance industry. 


Listen in as Mischelle Schweickert reads from Using a Global Budget with Risk Sharing to Drive Cost Savings and Improved Quality from the May 2013 issue of Health Watch.


Listen to the fourth and final podcast which includes excerpts from a presentation at the 2012 SOA Annual Meeting by Stephen (Steve) Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, and Frank Todisco, the Chief Actuary of the Government Accountability Office. In this fourth and final segment, Frank reviews arguments that have been put forth both for and against raising the full retirement age for Social Security benefits.


Listen to the third of four podcasts which includes excerpts from a presentation at the 2012 SOA Annual Meeting by Stephen (Steve) Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, and Frank Todisco, the Chief Actuary of the Government Accountability Office. In this third segment Steve reviews the potential impact of a number of proposals that could be part of fixing Social Security.


Listen to the second of four podcasts which includes excerpts from a presentation at the 2012 SOA Annual Meeting by Stephen (Steve) Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, and Frank Todisco, the Chief Actuary of the Government Accountability Office. In this second segment Frank describes the role of the GAO relative to Social Security, and then explains the nature and purpose of the Social Security trust funds.


Listen in as Mischelle Schweikert reads from Payment Reform: A Medicaid Overview, an article from the May 2013 issue of Health Watch.

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Listen in to this podcast which includes excerpts from a presentation at the 2012 SOA Annual Meeting by Stephen (Steve) Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, and Frank Todisco, the Chief Actuary of the Government Accountability Office. In this presentation, Steve and Frank review the actuarial status of the Social Security program, some of the reasons changes will be required, and the expected impact of various potential changes that could be made. This is the first of three episodes from this presentation.