In this episode Greg Fann interviews Victor Davis and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, two panelists at the 2015 SOA Health Meeting, who presented the latest legislative, legal, and market complications related to the Affordable Care Act. They discuss current proposed federal legislation, potential scenarios with either outcome of King v. Burwell, and actuarial challenges projecting risk adjustment settlements.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:24am CDT

Pat Kinney and Joe Randazzo discuss how predictive modeling and analytics can be applied in the Emergency Room setting.  They summarize their research findings, which is part of the SOA’s predictive analytics essay collection.  Download the collection by visiting “Research and Publications” on SOA.org, under the Essays tab.

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Category:Research -- posted at: 9:54am CDT

2015 Life and Annuity Symposium Presenter Carol McManus, America’s LinkedIn Lady and Kelly Hennigan, Vice-Chair of the Management & Personal Development Section Council discuss how social media can be utilized effectively for information sharing, personal branding and relationship building live at the 2015 Life and Annuity Symposium.

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Category:Management and Personal Development -- posted at: 8:48am CDT

Kelly Hennigan, Vice-Chair of the Management & Personal Development Section Council has a conversation with Judith Glaser, Organizational Anthropologist and 2015 Life and Annuity Symposium Keynote Speaker. 

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Category:Management and Personal Development -- posted at: 1:53pm CDT

Jennifer Foster, Section Specialist of the Society of Actuaries has a conversation with Tim Paris, CEO of Ruark Consulting on his Life and Annuity Symposium Session31: Product Design & Policyholder Behavior. 

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Category:Product Development -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

In this podcast, Scott Rushing, Derek Kueker and Richard Xu of RGA discuss their SOA research paper "Lapse Modeling for the Post-Level Period, A Practical Application of Predictive Modeling" which was published in January 2015. The paper was written in response to an SOA solicitation for a research paper illustrating an application of predictive modeling to life insurance.  For their paper, the RGA team focused on the use of predictive modeling to analyze the post-level period for 10-year level term insurance and lapses in a multivariate setting. This informative podcast summarizes the advantages of using predictive modeling techniques over traditional actuarial methods and the motivation for writing the paper.

Direct download: Predictive_Modeling.mp3
Category:Financial Reporting -- posted at: 10:01am CDT

Leslie Smith, Section Specialist of the Society of Actuaries has a conversation with Roger Loomis, Consulting Actuary at Actuarial Resources Corp. on his presentation Viewpoints from Outside and Inside the LTCI Industry.

Direct download: ILTCI_Roger_Loomis.mp3
Category:Long Term Care -- posted at: 8:57am CDT

Joe Wurzburger, Staff Fellow of the Society of Actuaries has a conversation with Lisa White, Director, LTC Reporting & Analysis at Bankers Life and Betsy Kadanoff, Director-Experience Analysis at John Hancock Life Insurance Company on their presentation Successful Partnering with Actuarial.

 

 

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Category:Long Term Care -- posted at: 8:53am CDT

Joe Wurzburger, Staff Fellow of the Society of Actuaries has a conversation with Loretta Jacobs, Vice President at Banker's Life & Casualty on her presentation LTC CFO Round Table.

Direct download: ILTCI_Loretta_Jacobs.mp3
Category:Long Term Care -- posted at: 8:47am CDT

Ray Berry has a conversation with Carol Bogosian about a retirement report titled “Understanding and Managing the Risk of Retirement”. 

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Category:Pension -- posted at: 9:30am CDT