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Health Boot Camps

Nov. 5–6, San Diego
Offerings include:

  • Advanced commercial pricing
  • Medicare advantage
  • Provider risk sharing

Register and find more information.

Advanced Business Analytics Seminar

Dec. 12–14, Chicago
This interactive, hands-on seminar will impart practical working knowledge of statistical and machine learning techniques that are relevant in actuarial work. It is limited to 35 registrants, so sign up today.

Case Study

Optimizing Business Results

Predictive analytics enables actuaries to dig deeper into discovering why things happen, and to use those insights to predict future outcomes. Steve Fredlund, FSA, MAAA, talks about how predictive analytics will soon embed itself in many major industries to optimize business results.


Working with Regulators

Dorothy Andrews, ASA, MAAA, shares her perspective on predictive models and regulations as part of a panel from the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). She discusses model variables and transparency in working with regulators in the Actuarial Review.


Financing Long-term Care

Read the SOA’s report on ways to finance long-term care (LTC). Tapping into insights from the Long-term Care Think Tank, the report focuses on two specific product concepts:

  • LifeStage Protection. An insurance policy that starts as term life insurance during prime income-earning years and then switches to LTC insurance during later years.
  • Retirement Plus. A flexible retirement plan like a 401(k) or IRA, but with LTC insurance built into it.

Actuaries can pursue many pathways to acquire data science skills

Using member-level predictive models to calculate IBNR reserves

Q&A with health care actuary Chuck Bloss

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