The new HRA regulation creates opportunities for employers to consider different markets which may be more attractive to their employees. How do actuaries define and assess “consumer value”? How does the individual market stack up against other markets in a value comparison? Greg Fann and Daniel Cruz discuss the metrics involved and the value assessment approach.

Direct download: SOA174.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:10am CDT

Jing Lang, FSA, FCIA interviews Jennifer Marquino, FSA, MAAA on working abroad and community leadership. This podcast is part three of a jointly sponsored series by the Reinsurance Section and Leadership & Development Section.

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Category:Reinsurance: Leadership & Development -- posted at: 10:23am CDT

To build an ecosystem of data security, validity and seamless access we need to look at futuristic technologies that can drive innovation in healthcare. Blockchain technology seems to be very promising in helping us build such an ecosystem.

Direct download: SOA173.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:35am CDT

Jackie Lee and Gabriela Dieguez discuss what pharmacy rebates are and how they impact the healthcare market. They discuss potential changes being proposed regarding the transparency of these rebates and what actuaries need to consider when pricing or reserving for health products.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 8:05am CDT