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Trend Topic: How the ACA is Changing Health Care Analytics

By Syed Mehmud, ASA, FCA, MAAA Actuaries have always been in the business of data. Centuries ago the work involved scanning clerical ledgers to create the first mortality tables. Today, human activ

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Adding a Master’s in Public Health to My FSA

By Carol McCall, FSA, MAAA, Principal, Health and Analytic Innovations Some people think I’m a glutton for punishment.  That’s their reaction to hearing I’ve gone back to school.  They sa

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Trend Topic: Mining Electronic Health Records

By Lillian L. Dittrick, FSA, MAAA Hospitals and health systems are increasingly designed to excel at the Triple Aim of providing patients with quality care and optimal experience at a lower cost.

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Q&A with the Predictive Analytics Experts from the 2016 SOA Health Meeting

During this week’s 2016 SOA Health Meeting, the Society of Actuaries will host a panel discussion entitled “Health Care’s Sea Change: How Predictive Analytics is Improving the Way we Deliver Qua

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Trend Topic: Hands-on Experience Leads to Better Data Mining

By Andrew Webster, ASA, MAAA   Unlike life insurance or retirement, healthcare is an extremely complex area of actuarial science, because it is offered in a variety of settings by a diverse set

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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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