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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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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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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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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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The Many Faces of General Insurance Candidates

Candidates pursuing the Society of Actuaries (SOA) General Insurance track come from all over the world with a wide array of educational, cultural and professional backgrounds. What makes someone purs

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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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Actuary Named on List of Best Jobs for Women

Job search portal CareerCast named actuary as a best job for women in 2015. There were several STEM jobs on this best jobs list, including actuary. The Wall Street Journal and The Street  among othe

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National Retirement Planning Week

Retirement planning is an important effort for individuals to consider and plan for. There are a multitude of risks and challenges to face leading up to and during retirement. Over the years, the SOA

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Understanding Mortality Improvement For Private Pensions

Six months ago the Society of Actuaries (SOA) released the updated private pension plan mortality tables, which shows that longevity is increasing in the U.S. The SOA’s Retirement Plans Experience C

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SOA Insights from the NAIC Spring National Meeting 2015

At the end of March, insurance industry professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, for the Spring National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). SOA members and staff

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