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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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Connect with peers from across the globe: Attend International Congress of Actuaries

Registration is open for ICA 2014, the 30th International Congress of Actuaries, a premier continuing education event of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) with a program that contains topi

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SOA Health Section Rolls Out Valuable Member Benefit: Access to Health Affairs Articles

Now get unrestricted access to numerous health, health care and policy articles with important information you need to know about the latest health issues and trends via your free Health Affairs onlin

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22Feb2013
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Keep up with Health Care Reform—Provider Payment Reform Seminar

There is substantive activity on payment and system reform across the health care landscape. This includes major initiatives like Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes, wit

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Cost of the Newly Insured Under the Affordable Care Act

The Society of Actuaries is pleased to make available draft material examining the cost of the newly insured under the Affordable Care Act. The draft material is being exposed for a comment period bef

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05Dec2012
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Just Announced: ACA Proposed Rules Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 13, 14

Sign up by Dec. 7 for this new webinar series, sponsored by the SOA, the American Academy of Actuaries and the SOA Health Section. The series, geared to health actuaries and anyone interested in or im

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A serious side effect of new specialty drugs … higher costs

When I read about recent leaps and bounds in the pharmaceutical industry, there is a level of excitement and hope for those suffering from debilitating and deadly afflictions. However, as articles by

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