In the Beginning . . .A Column Devoted to Tax Basics Why Do Limitations Apply to Owners of Life Insurance Contracts, Particularly COLI?

Direct download: TT_June2019_In_The_Beginning.mp3
Category:Taxation -- posted at: 11:31am CDT

Join host Alexandre Lemieux, FSA, MAAA and Sisi Chen, FSA, MAAA, CERA for a brief conversation around the new enhanced data requirements for LDTI.

Direct download: SOA_FRS_LDTI.mp3
Category:Financial Reporting -- posted at: 9:33am CDT

The leadership series of the Health Section podcasts will include interviews with leaders in our industry. Karen Shelton, Chair of the Health Section Council, joins us to discuss how she became an actuary, her experience as a volunteer, and lessons she has learned along the way.

Direct download: SOA164b.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:20am CDT

Now that you know what R libraries and packages are, how do you go about finding good ones? Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA and Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA, discuss some strategies for sifting through the massive number of packages available through CRAN or other sources. They also hone in on the Tidyverse, an ecosystem of useful packages for a wide range of tasks.

Direct download: PAF_163.mp3
Category:Predictive Analytics and Futurism -- posted at: 4:07pm CDT

Jackie Lee interviews Julie Witt and Jim Dolstad about their SOA white paper, “Health Plan Strategic Implications of MACRA.”  Julie gives a general overview and then discusses MACRA’s implications to providers. Jim follows up with how payers have been impacted by MACRA.

Direct download: SOA_162B.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:27am CDT