Cindy Levering was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to the ERISA Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans effective 2016 as the representative of the Actuarial consulting profession.  Cindy and Andrea Sellars discuss the background, structure and activities of the Council as well as the opportunity and impact Actuaries have at the table. 

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Category:Pension -- posted at: 11:11am CDT

Grace Lattyak and Andrea Sellars have a discussion about the Real Deal Study, a look at retirement income adequacy at large companies.  This study by Aon Hewitt projects retirement income adequacy individually for more than two million employees and uses that data to form insights about the state of retirement income adequacy among employees of large companies.


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Category:Pension -- posted at: 10:59am 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. 


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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.

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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.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:40am CDT

Woolford London, ASA, MAAA, Chair of the Actuary of the Future Section Council has a conversation with Sarah Walsh and Yi Yang on developing soft skills, working in different fields and his experiences being an actuarial student and working as an actuary.

Melissa Carruthers, FSA, Senior Consultant at Deloitte Canada has a conversation with Sarah Walsh on her experiences working as an actuary in both traditional and nontraditional roles.

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.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 9:35am CDT

In this podcast, Patrick McGinnis, author of the recently released book, The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job, shares his thoughts on how actuaries can leverage their unique skill set into being part-time (10%) entrepreneurs.  Patrick will be offering a 75 minute webinar on this same topic with the SOA on September 21st.

Listen in as Shaun Daugherty, Esq., reads “Chairperson’s Corner,” which was featured in the July 2016, Reinsurance News, written by Dustin Hetzler, FSA, MAAA.

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Category:Reinsurance -- posted at: 10:54am CDT