The field of public health does important work around the world in keeping populations safe and healthy.  This podcast will explain how the SOA Health Section's strategic initiative on public health is working to educate and connect actuaries with the world of public health.

Direct download: SOA17_16_Health_04_Public_Health.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:10am CDT

During this podcast, Dave Dillon interviews Jackie Lee about an article she coauthored on telemedicine. They discuss how the current telemedicine landscape and why actuaries should be paying attention into these types of services as it has potential pricing impacts.  

Direct download: SOA17_13_Health_03_Telemedicine.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:15am CDT

Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviews Randy Herman, FSA, MAAA about the November 2016 Health Watch article  “Review: Do Individuals Make Sensible Health Insurance Decisions? Evidence From a Menu With Dominated Options” that he co-authored. They discuss the sub-optimal health insurance choice decisions made by employees, methods to improve decision quality and how concepts from behavioral finance theory might help explain the results.

Direct download: SOA17_04_Health_01_-_Employee_Choice_Issue.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:26pm CDT

This podcast gives a brief overview of the payment systems being introduced by MACRA as well as the changes to Medicare Supplement.

Direct download: SOA17_05_Health_02_MACRA_Medicare_Supplement.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:36am CDT

Joe Slater FSA, MAAA talks about how under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all groups with 50 or less employees will eventually be subject to the ACA’s modified community rating rules. While some groups will see lower premiums than they would have without the ACA, others will see significant premium increases. Though self-funding has historically only been a realistic option for groups with at least a few hundred employees, the premium disruption and potential loss of business caused by the ACA has incentivized insurance carriers and third party administrators to develop self-funded product offerings for small groups. These products are commonly referred to as Level Funding products.

Direct download: Health_Podcast_-_Level_Funding_with_Joe_Slater.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:11pm CDT

Dave Petta, FSA, MAAA and Karen Shelton, FSA, MAA discuss their article on Private Exchanges published in the May 2015 issue of HealthWatch  Listen as they describe the tenets of Private Exchanges, how they differ from Public exchanges and their current outlook.

Direct download: Health_Podcast_with_D_Dillon_K_Shelrton_and_D_Petta.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:43am CDT

This podcast features Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviewing Gayle Brekke, FSA, MAAA on the topic of Direct Primary Care, a topic which is also covered in her article in the May issue of Health Watch.  This podcast introduces the direct primary care model, and outlines how it can improve care coordination, ensure that chronic conditions are well-controlled, reduce health care spending and improve the doctor/patient relationship. 

 

Direct download: Health_Section_-_Direct_Primary_Care_with_G_Brekke.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:29pm CDT

This podcast features Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviewing Sabrina Gibson, FSA, MAAA, and Jenny Gerstorff, FSA, MAAA on the topic of Medicaid encounter data, a topic which is also featured as the cover article of the latest edition of In the Public Interest. They discuss how various stakeholders collect, transfer, and use encounter data to understand healthcare benefits provided under managed Medicaid programs throughout the country.

Direct download: Health_Section_-_Medicaid_and_Encounter_Data_w_S_Gibson_and_J_Gerstorff.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:42am CDT

In this podcast, Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviews Kristi Bohn, FSA, MAAA, EA, MSPA on a state regulators insight regarding rate reviews.

Direct download: Health_Section__Rate_Review_with_Kristie_Bohn.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:40am CDT

Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviews Greg Fann, FSA, FCA, MAAA on his May 2016 Health Watch article “Section 1332 Waivers: Coming Soon to a State Near You?”. This discussion covers the process of states applying for waivers of ACA rules, the role of actuaries in the process, current state activities, and the potential market benefits of innovative solutions.

Direct download: Health_Section_-_ACA_Update_with_Greg_Fann1.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:35am CDT