Nov 27, 2017
This podcast discusses the research report series, The Future of Retirement in China, presented by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. The report series examines consumer attitudes, beliefs and behaviors on various retirement issues.
Nov 21, 2017
Listen in as Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA, interviews Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA about Support Vector Machines (SVMs). SVMs are a family of predictive models with a lot of unique quirks. For example, they can focus on getting to a yes/no answer above all else. Also don’t miss the heroic attempt to verbally explain the...
Nov 20, 2017
This podcast reviews the research paper which provides an overview of tree models, and details how they have been used for developing group long term disability recovery and mortality rates. .
Nov 15, 2017
Dave Dillon interviews Ken Beckman about his October 2017 Health Watch article, “An Actuarial Model to Improve Health and Reduce Costs.” This model offers financial incentives to health care providers to help patients achieve improved health resulting in reduced overall health care costs. In contrast to the...
Nov 15, 2017
From the October 2017 Taxing Times: This edition of “In the Beginning” provides a high-level overview of reinsurance: its purpose and uses, its different forms, and the tax results and issues that can arise in reinsurance transactions. Written by Jean Baxley and Eli Katz. Read by Dan Theodore.