Health Section: Saudi Women in Actuarial Field
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
1w ago
In this episode, Dave Dillon has a conversation with Ashwag Alzahrani; Saudi Arabia’s First Female FSA.  ..read more
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Financial Reporting Section: Demystifying Regulatory Bodies and Rating Agencies (Part 2): NAIC
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
2w ago
In the next installment in a series to further explore and differentiate the regulatory bodies and rating agencies overseeing the insurance industry, this podcast presents a conversation with Fred Anderson, Chief Life Actuary for the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Fred describes his role as the Chief Life Actuary for the state as well as the interaction between state insurance departments and the NAIC, current priorities at the NAIC, and a view on future regulatory changes and how they will affect financial reporting actuaries ..read more
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Actuary of the Future: Launching Your Actuarial Career: Mike McPhee Anderson
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
3w ago
Join new host Nick Kocisak, ASA, and Mike McPhee Anderson, FSA, to learn about Mike's unique educational background and the importance of data science know-how in the actuarial world.  In this episode, Mike discusses some advantages of continuing education and dispels data science "dirty words" like Poisson distribution and decision tree in hopes that actuaries will embrace these advanced techniques and continue to drive the profession forward ..read more
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Health Section: Gene and Cell Therapy Basics
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
3w ago
In this episode, Dave Dillon discusses some basics of gene and cell therapies with Marnie Bute of AON and Kristi Bohn of RGA, including a summary on the science, costs, as well as network and coverage concerns.  ..read more
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Emerging Topics Community: What Are the Chances We Will Lose More Than $1 Million?
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
1M ago
In this episode Joe Alaimo interviews Joan Barret, Achilles Natsis and Tony Pistilli to discuss total risk analysis, a technique that provides a consistent methodology for answering questions like “what are the chances we will lose more than $1 million ..read more
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Long Term Care Section: Mike Bergerson and the M&A Webcast on May 23
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
1M ago
Roger Loomis gets to know Mike Bergerson and learns about the upcoming webcast “LTC M&A—Are the Floodgates Opening?” The webcast is on May 23rd 2024 from 12:00 to 1:15 PM ET. Please register here: https://www.soa.org/prof-dev/webcasts/2024-ltc-floodgates ..read more
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Health Section: Weight Loss Management Drugs
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
1M ago
Listen as host Jackie Lee discusses GLP-1s and their role in Weight Loss Management, with Tyler Engel. They discuss how these drugs are being used and what actuaries should consider when assessing their costs and implications.  ..read more
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Emerging Topics Community: Return to Trees, Part 4: Gradient Boosting Machines
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
1M ago
In the final episode of this mini-series, Shea and Anders cover the other common tree-based ensemble model, the Gradient Boosting Machine. Like Random Forests, GBMs make use of a large number of decision trees, but they use a “boosting” approach that cleverly makes use of “weak learners” to incrementally extract information from the data. After an explanation of how GBMs work, we compare them to Random Forests and go over a few examples where they have used GBMs in their own work ..read more
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The Actuarial Foundation: Math Competitions - Developing Mathletes
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
1M ago
Nichole Semprit, The Actuarial Foundation Senior Program Specialist and  Channy Cornejo, AP Calculus and AP Statistics Instructor at Santa Teresa High School discuss how the Foundation math competitions, Modeling the Future Challenge and The Hardest Math Problem Student Contest help students expand their skills, build confidence and win college scholarships ..read more
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Health Section: Calculated Risk
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by Society of Actuaries (SOA)
1M ago
Listen in as host Jackie Lee talks with Joan Barrett about the recent research paper, “Calculated Risk: Driving Decisions Using the 5/50 Research.” The discussion and report will help you answer key questions like “what are the chances we will lose more than $1million ..read more
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