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University Outreach Spring Visits

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) University Outreach program visited six universities around the United States during the spring of 2016. More than 100 students attended the events. SOA staff and volunt

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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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New SOA Beijing Office

Craig Reynolds, FSA, MAAA, SOA President I am proud to announce the establishment of our China office in Beijing. With more than 750 member actuaries in the area, China is an important market for t

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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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Executive Training Exchange Program

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) hosted a visit with chief actuaries and actuarial department heads representing the China Association of Actuaries (CAA). This first-time visit to the U.S. is part of

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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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Opening Reception in Shanghai

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the China Committee jointly hosted a reception dinner on 18 March in Shanghai. They celebrated having a new SOA China representative, as well as to provide net

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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 Strategic Planning – Mission and Vision Second Poll

 by Emily Kessler, FSA, EA, FCA, MAAA SOA Senior Fellow – Intellectual Capital   We’re now in phase two of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Strategic Plan development process.  We are as

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