From the February 2018 Taxing Times: This edition of “In the Beginning” provides a history of IRC Sections 7702 and 7702A and the justification for their existence. Written by John T. Adney.  Read by Dan Theodore.

Direct download: WhySection7702and7702A_Feb2018TT.mp3
Category:Taxation -- posted at: 7:50am CDT

This podcast explains how to use the AFC and examples of where it can be utilized in the daily work activities of an actuary.

Direct download: Research_Insights_-_Annuity_Factor_Calculator.mp3
Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Find out how actuaries can contribute a unique perspective to driving better collaboration between payers and providers in an integrated delivery system towards a more financially sustainable future for both.

Direct download: SOA_106.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:05pm CDT

Scott Lennox, FSA, FCIA, FCAS, is a Staff Fellow with the Society of Actuaries. In this podcast, Scott will talk about his career path to becoming a Staff Actuary for the SOA and his work on the General Insurance FSA track.

Direct download: SOA_111.mp3
Category:Actuary of the Future -- posted at: 3:30pm CDT

Jennie McGinnis, FSA, MAAA, CERA, is a Senior Vice President at Swiss Re in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In this podcast, Jennie will be talking about her career in Reinsurance and her involvement with the Society of Actuaries.

Direct download: SOA_110.mp3
Category:Actuary of the Future -- posted at: 3:02pm CDT

Interview with Meredith Reitman, an expert in diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Meredith reflects on the root causes of lack of diversity in the actuarial profession and defines key terms in a way that help frame the problem and potential solutions.

Direct download: SOA_108_1.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 2:26pm CDT

Oscar is a startup insurtech health insurer that is working to revolutionize the health insurance space. In this podcast their chief actuary, Fausto Palazzetti, shares about his career, how he arrived at Oscar, his work there, and what he has learned along the way. This is part of a series of interviews with entrepreneurial and innovative actuaries sponsored by the E&I Section.

Direct download: Fausto_Palazzetti_interview.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurial & Innovation -- posted at: 12:42pm CDT

Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA interviews Karena Weikel, ASA, MAAA on her February 2018 Health watch article:  Risk Adjustment:  The Details and Why They Matter.  The discussion covers the CMS-HCC part C risk adjustment model and the intricacies within.  As the health care industry moves towards value-base care, many of the arrangements have some form of a diagnosis-based risk adjustment program.  As actuaries, we understand all the intricacies and complexities built into risk adjustment programs.  We can help educate our providers, demonstrate our knowledge and provide analytic support.

Direct download: 44566978_02-01-2018_08.32.57_Dillon_Weikel.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:35am CDT

This podcast discusses the recent research report, Impact of VM-20 on Life Insurance Product Development.

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Category:Research Insights -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Listen as Steve Finn, FSA, MAAA from the Financial Reporting Section Council talks with Paul Hance, FSA, MAAA from Prudential Financial about VM-22. This is a new requirement effective 1/1/2018 impacting statutory valuation interest rates for single premium immediate annuities. Hear how this requirement was developed, how it may impact your work and what you need to do to prepare for its effects.

Direct download: FRS_VM22_Final.mp3
Category:Financial Reporting -- posted at: 9:21am CDT