Joe Wurzburger interviews Mark Jamilkowski, Todd Daniels, and Kurt Wrobel about their session from the 2015 SOA Annual Meeting covering ORSA for health plans. The guests reflect back over the primary lessons learned both from their own experiences with ORSA as well as from the Annual Meeting session itself. Listeners will be able to gain insight from three of the industry’s leaders that they can apply to their own ORSA reports going forward.


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Category:Health -- posted at: 1:57pm CDT

The affordable care act created a provision for states to offer a Basic Health Plan as an affordable coverage for members with incomes up to 200% of federal poverty level. However, very few states showed interest and only a couple offered the plan. Gain insights into why more states did not implement a basic health plan from an actuary who analyzed the financial impact of implementing this plan in the state of Massachusetts.

ACA@5 An Actuarial Retrospective 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:37am CDT

Rowen Bell provides his insight on the concept and development of the ACA @ 5 An Actuarial Retrospective.  

ACA@5 An Actuarial Retrospective

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:34am CDT

This podcast is a summary of the ethical leadership session at the 2015 SOA Valuation Actuary Symposium that explored three components―organizational leadership, ethical decision-making, and the art of diversity.  The discussion offers actuaries practical advice on how to be an ethical leader.

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Category:Leadership and Development -- posted at: 9:38am CDT

Dan Theodore reads "A Tax Like No Other: The Health Insurer Fee" from the October 2015 issue of Taxing Times written By Jean Baxley, Mersini Keller and Lori Robbins.

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Category:Taxation -- posted at: 10:51am CDT

Dan Theodore reads "In The Beginning…A Column Devoted To Tax Basics - Qualifications of Life Insurance Contracts Under the Internal Revenue Code" from the October 2015 issue of Taxing Times written by Brian King, John Adney and Craig Springfield.


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Category:Taxation -- posted at: 10:21am CDT

Dan Theodore reads "The Taxable Deferred Annuity With Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawals" from the October 2015 issue of Taxing Times written by Bryan W. Keene.

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Category:Taxation -- posted at: 10:19am CDT

Dan Theodore reads "Proposed Regulations Targeting Hedge Fund Reinsurance Arrangements May Impact Traditional Insurance Companies" from the October 2015 issue of Taxing Times written by Brion D. Graber.

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Category:Taxation -- posted at: 10:17am CDT

Carlos Arocha, FSA, Chair of the International Section Council; Jules Gribble, FSA, FCIA, FIAA, Senior Policy Advisor at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors; and John Maroney, FIAA, Head of Capital & Solvency at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors discuss Global Capital Standards at the 2015 Society of Actuaries Annual Meeting.

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Category:International -- posted at: 2:44pm CDT

In the third episode, Jay Egelberg and Jim Dexter talk about multiemployer withdrawal liability and take a look at the future for multiemployer pension plans.


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Category:Pension -- posted at: 9:45am CDT