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Bridging Data and Software in Health Care

How I Combined Self-Learned Technical Skills and Traditional Actuarial Skills By Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA After 10 years and the equivalent of at least three careers at Milliman I now spend my da

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SOA Insights from the NAIC 2016 Spring National Meeting

This early April, members and staff of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) participated in meetings during the 2016 Spring National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Th

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Tips for Getting into the Predictive Analytics Health Sector

The SOA recently launched a campaign to increase and expand the perception of actuaries as predictive analytics experts, specifically in the healthcare industry. To support this important initiative

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The Disruption of the Health Plan Market

During the webcast “How Silicon Valley Startups are Disrupting the Health Plan Market Webcast,” March 17, Edward Cymerys, FSA, MAAA, and a panel of startup founders in Silicon Valley will expl

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SOA Recap from NAIC 2015 Fall National Meeting

Insurance industry professionals gathered this November in National Harbor, Maryland, for the 2015 Fall National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). SOA members and

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SOA Insights from the NAIC 2015 Summer National Meeting

This August insurance industry professionals gathered in Chicago for the 2015 Summer National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). SOA members and staff attended the

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Best Actuarial Practices in Health Studies

By Rebecca Owen, FSA, MAAA, SOA Health Research Actuary The Society of Actuaries (SOA) hosted the first Best Actuarial Practices in Health Studies Seminar in Atlanta June 17-18 following the SOA He

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In the News: Health Actuarial Insights

Healthcare data and health insurance rates are some of the news items you may have recently read involving actuaries. In fact, SOA member perspectives were referenced in national articles and health i

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Understanding the Impact of Severe Weather on Healthcare Utilization

In February I had the opportunity to attend and present at the National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City. I discussed joint actuarial research on severe climate, including on post-catastrophe heal

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Hired Any 65-Year-Olds Lately?

The reason I ask is that people are living longer but many haven’t saved enough to retire. The actuarial solution for this retirement gap is simple: More people will have to work beyond the “n

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