Dr. George Ma, the author of one of the 4 winning papers in the SOA Retirement 20/20 Call for Models contest discusses his paper - "Funding of Public Sector Pension Plans."

Direct download: SOA_129b.mp3
Category:Retirement -- posted at: 2:33pm CST

Discussion of Retirement 20/20 submission paper.

Direct download: SOA_141.mp3
Category:Retirement -- posted at: 2:24pm CST

Research Insights has moved to our own podcast feed! 

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Research Insights, hosted by R. Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, Managing Director of SOA’s Research department and occasional guest hosts, highlights Society of Actuaries (SOA) research. The podcasts include recently released research reports, research featured at SOA meetings, and other related items produced by SOA research. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at  researchinsights@soa.org.
Direct download: November_2018_-_Research_Insights_-_Weve_Moved.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviews Kelly Backes, FSA, MAAA on her June 2018 Health watch article: Medicare Advantage Star Ratings: Expectations for New Organizations.  The discussion covers the impact of star ratings on Medicare Advantage plan revenue, the current star rating landscape, and star rating considerations and expectations for new organizations.

Direct download: SOA_136_1.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:26pm CST

Research Insights has moved to our own podcast feed! 

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Research Insights, hosted by R. Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, Managing Director of SOA’s Research department and occasional guest hosts, highlights Society of Actuaries (SOA) research. The podcasts include recently released research reports, research featured at SOA meetings, and other related items produced by SOA research. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at  researchinsights@soa.org.
Direct download: October_2018_-_Research_Insights_-_Weve_Moved.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Leonard Mangini, FSA, FRM, FALU, MAAA, provides an update on the activities of the Product Development Section and interviews Al Klein, FSA, MAAA, winner of the 2018 Call for Essays on The Future of Wearable Technology in Life Insurance.

Direct download: SOA_135.mp3
Category:Product Development -- posted at: 1:52pm CST

For the second year the SOA will be sponsoring the provider risk sharing boot camp. In this podcast, Dave Dillion and Colleen Norris discuss what content will be covered in this two day boot camp, and why this information is so important for health actuaries.

Direct download: SOA_134.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:42am CST

In this podcast, Dave Dillon interviews Dan Bailey about the SOA Medicare Advantage Pricing boot camp.  They discuss the course and Medicare Advantage pricing.

Direct download: SOA_133.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:21am CST

Join us for part two where we provide a brief overview of the IFRS 17 general model and discuss some key considerations you should consider in setting up your reserves.

Direct download: IFRS_Part_2.mp3
Category:Financial Reporting -- posted at: 2:37pm CST

Research Insights has moved to our own podcast feed! 
Subscribe to us at:
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Research Insights, hosted by R. Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, Managing Director of SOA’s Research department and occasional guest hosts, highlights Society of Actuaries (SOA) research. The podcasts include recently released research reports, research featured at SOA meetings, and other related items produced by SOA research. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at  researchinsights@soa.org.
Direct download: September_2018_-_Research_Insights_-_Weve_Moved.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

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.

Direct download: SOA_128.mp3
Category:Pension -- posted at: 2:21pm CST

Podcast host Jing Lang, FSA, FCIA interviews Peter Liebwein on natural catastrophes, alternative capital and the crossover from L&H to P&C.

Direct download: SOA_127.mp3
Category:Reinsurance -- posted at: 9:25am CST

Research Insights has moved to our own podcast feed! 

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Research Insights, hosted by R. Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, Managing Director of SOA’s Research department and occasional guest hosts, highlights Society of Actuaries (SOA) research. The podcasts include recently released research reports, research featured at SOA meetings, and other related items produced by SOA research. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at  researchinsights@soa.org.
Direct download: August_2018_-_Research_Insights_-_Weve_Moved.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Mike Lombardi, the 69th president of the SOA is interviewed by Carlos Arocha on leadership and how he decided to run for president. 

Direct download: Mike_Lombardi.mp3
Category:Leadership and Development -- posted at: 4:25pm CST

Join us as we briefly introduce the concepts underlying IFRS 17 and hint at the added complexity of this new, and exciting, reserving standard. 

Direct download: IFRS.mp3
Category:Financial Reporting -- posted at: 11:59am CST

Research Insights has moved to our own podcast feed! 

 

Subscribe to us at:

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Research Insights, hosted by R. Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, Managing Director of SOA’s Research department and occasional guest hosts, highlights Society of Actuaries (SOA) research. The podcasts include recently released research reports, research featured at SOA meetings, and other related items produced by SOA research. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at  researchinsights@soa.org.

Direct download: TAKE_2_-_Research_Insights_-_Weve_Moved.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:31pm CST

A quick introduction to the basics around PBR reserving for life insurance. Join host Alex Lemieux, FSA, MAAA and special guest Janelle Kern, FSA, MAAA for a high level overview of the reserve requirements and how they interact.

Direct download: IntroToPBR.mp3
Category:Financial Reporting -- posted at: 10:46am CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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.

Please leave a review on iTunes if you've enjoyed this podcast!  If you have any questions, please contact researchinsights@soa.org.

 

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

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.

Please leave a review on iTunes if you've enjoyed this podcast!  If you have any questions, please contact researchinsights@soa.org.


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.

Please leave a review on iTunes if you've enjoyed this podcast!  If you have any questions, please contact researchinsights@soa.org.

 


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 CST

Genomic testing can help inform decision making in treatment pathways for selected disorders. This podcast introduces relevant considerations around the funding of these tests that can support a greater appreciation of the risks and gains to payers for embarking on the personalized medicine journey.

Direct download: SOA_114Serre.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:11am CST

This podcast highlights SOA reseach that will be presented at the Society of Actuaries Life and Annuity Symposium.

Direct download: Research_Insights_-_Life__Annuity_Symposium_Preview_Podcast.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

This podcast discusses the Society of Actuaries Strategic Research Program Initiative.

Direct download: SRPI_Take_2.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

This podcast discusses the research report, Understanding VM-20 Results.

Direct download: Research_Insights_-_Understanding_VM-20_Results.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

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.

Direct download: SOA_113Slater_Culkin.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:56pm CST

This podcast highlights the 2018 SOA Workable Innovations for Living Longer Contest, walking though the process of entering the contest.


Joe Wurzburger, Staff Fellow of the Society of Actuaries has a conversation with Barth Holohan, Owner and Operator, Continuum about some of the challenges facing care in the LTC space.

Direct download: SOA_LTC_Holohan.mp3
Category:Long Term Care -- posted at: 7:35am CST

A few months ago President Trump discontinued CSR reimbursements. Join us as we explore what this means for the individual health insurance market and why it may be better to leave them in the past.

Direct download: SOA_105Ratzlaff.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:41am CST

This podcast discuss the recently release report, 2017 Universal Life with Secondary Guarantees Survey Summary.

Please note, this podcast was recorded via conference call, rather than our digital recording system.


Listen as Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA talks with Nate Pohle, FSA, MAAA, CERA about his experiences in the world of sports analytics. Anders and Nate discuss the opportunities for actuaries to apply their unique analytical and business-focused skills to sports teams and organizations.

Direct download: PAF_Sports_Analytics.mp3
Category:Predictive Analytics and Futurism -- posted at: 12:23pm CST

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.

Direct download: WhySection7702and7702A_Feb2018TT.mp3
Category:Taxation -- posted at: 7:50am CST

This podcast explains how to use the AFC and examples of where it can be utilized in the daily work activities of an actuary.

Direct download: Research_Insights_-_Annuity_Factor_Calculator.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

Find out how actuaries can contribute a unique perspective to driving better collaboration between payers and providers in an integrated delivery system towards a more financially sustainable future for both.

Direct download: SOA_106.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:05pm CST

Scott Lennox, FSA, FCIA, FCAS, is a Staff Fellow with the Society of Actuaries. In this podcast, Scott will talk about his career path to becoming a Staff Actuary for the SOA and his work on the General Insurance FSA track.

Direct download: SOA_111.mp3
Category:Actuary of the Future -- posted at: 3:30pm CST

Jennie McGinnis, FSA, MAAA, CERA, is a Senior Vice President at Swiss Re in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In this podcast, Jennie will be talking about her career in Reinsurance and her involvement with the Society of Actuaries.

Direct download: SOA_110.mp3
Category:Actuary of the Future -- posted at: 3:02pm CST

Interview with Meredith Reitman, an expert in diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Meredith reflects on the root causes of lack of diversity in the actuarial profession and defines key terms in a way that help frame the problem and potential solutions.

Direct download: SOA_108_1.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

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.

Direct download: Fausto_Palazzetti_interview.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 12:42pm CST

Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviews Karena Weikel, ASA, MAAA on her February 2018 Health watch article:  Risk Adjustment:  The Details and Why They Matter.  The discussion covers the CMS-HCC part C risk adjustment model and the intricacies within.  As the health care industry moves towards value-base care, many of the arrangements have some form of a diagnosis-based risk adjustment program.  As actuaries, we understand all the intricacies and complexities built into risk adjustment programs.  We can help educate our providers, demonstrate our knowledge and provide analytic support.

Direct download: 44566978_02-01-2018_08.32.57_Dillon_Weikel.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:35am CST

This podcast discusses the recent research report, Impact of VM-20 on Life Insurance Product Development.

Direct download: Research_Insights_-_Impact_of_VM-20.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

Listen as Steve Finn, FSA, MAAA from the Financial Reporting Section Council talks with Paul Hance, FSA, MAAA from Prudential Financial about VM-22. This is a new requirement effective 1/1/2018 impacting statutory valuation interest rates for single premium immediate annuities. Hear how this requirement was developed, how it may impact your work and what you need to do to prepare for its effects.

Direct download: FRS_VM22_Final.mp3
Category:Financial Reporting -- posted at: 9:21am CST

Interviews on location at the Longevity 13 Conference in Taipei, Taiwan in September 2017.

Direct download: Research_Insights_-_Longevity_13.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

Dave Dillon and Trey Swacker discuss the potential impacts health care reform may have on the small employer market.


This podcast provides guidance and direction for the SOA 2018 Research Student Case Study Challenge.

Direct download: Research_Insights_-_2018_Student_Cast_Study_Challenge.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 4:00pm CST

Joe Wurzburger interviews Dave Rengachary about a revolutionary program dedicated to extending the time spent at home for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s type dementia. Working through a highly personalized Family Caregiving program and leveraging occupational therapy and home safety assessments to assist patients; this intriguing option may be of interest to LTC carriers given the natural alignment of goals in delaying institutional care and preserving independence in activities of daily living.  Join us for an introduction to the program and exploration of possible use alongside LTC offerings.

Direct download: SOA17_40_LTC_04_Memory_Care_Home_Solutions.mp3
Category:Long Term Care -- posted at: 2:33pm CST

This podcast discusses the recently released report, Post-Retirement Experiences of Individuals 85+ Years old.


Frank Chang, both Google and Uber's first actuarial hire, shares his fascinating career path and what he has learned along the way. This is part of a series of interviews sponsored by the E and I Section. Each participant is a participant that has chosen an unusual or innovative professional path.

Direct download: SOA_100.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 10:02am CST

This podcast discusses the recently released research report, Seasonal Influenza in the United States 2016‐2017


This podcast covers updates on accelerated underwriting methods presented to the Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) at the NAIC Fall National Meeting 2017.

Direct download: Research_Insights_-_NAIC_Fall_National_Meeting_2017.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

Senior SOA Research staff preview 2018 SOA Research.

Direct download: Research_Insights_-_Special_Holiday_Season_Series_Part_3.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CST

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