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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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Recent SOA Events in Shanghai and Shenzhen

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) hosted member events  in Shenzhen on June 21 and in Shanghai on June 22. SOA members had an opportunity to network with colleagues and SOA staff. Senior actuaries 

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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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University Outreach Visits Conducted in Asia

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) staff, and volunteers from Munich Re, recently met with faculty and students at four universities in China. They answered questions about the actuarial profession, t

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Anticipating the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan

As we have shared with you throughout the year, we are preparing to introduce the 2017-2021 SOA Strategic Plan in October. This Strategic Plan will replace the current plan and guide our work and stra

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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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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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