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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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ACOs and Gainsharing: What was old is new again

by Jim Toole, managing director, life & health, FTI Consulting Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) bring hospitals and physicians together as a risk bearing entity, aligning incentives betwee

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20Apr2012
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Actuaries: Turn wellness from a dream into a real business advantage

by Andrew Sykes, Health at Work Wellness Actuaries Hardly a day goes by without another report of the possible and positive returns on investment available from wellness programs. Yet, with few exc

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11Apr2012
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Fiscal Effects of the Affordable Care Act

by Ian Duncan, University of California - Santa Barbara An important new paper by Charles Blahous of George Mason University (and a Social Security and Medicare Trustee) has just been published. 

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Actuarial principles at play in Supreme Court health care case

by Sara Teppema, SOA senior staff fellow, practice research On Tuesday of this week, the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up the second of four sets of arguments in the historic case involving the 2010

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