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 CDT

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