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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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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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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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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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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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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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07Mar2012
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Have provider networks and network discounts outlived their value?

by Shiraz Jetha, FSA, CERA, MAAA Provider networks originally started as a way to control patient steerage to network providers in return for price discounts. In other words, lower price for antici

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