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Group and Health Specialty Exam

Welcome to the Group and Health Specialty Exam home page!

Group and Health Specialty is a two-hour written-answer exam that will be offered in the spring and fall of each year. It is a requirement of the Group and Health Track. However, the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Exam may be substituted for this exam.

Candidates who successfully complete the exam will be able to:

  • Understand, evaluate and mitigate risks assumed by health insurance organizations and plan sponsors
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of predictive modeling technique through applying them to underwriting, pricing and care management situations
  • Design and evaluate funding and accounting of a retiree medical and life plan

Learn more about changes coming to this track.

Recognized by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Recommended order for FSA track requirements

Timing of Syllabus Publication

Announcement: All SOA Exams Moving to CBT Beginning Fall 2020


Syllabus and Study Materials

Rules and Regulations


Important Dates and Fees

  • Group and Health Specialty Exam
  • Spring 2020 Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020  
    Time: 2:00 - 4:15 p.m.
    (Includes read–through time)
    Spring 2020 Registration Deadline: Short Registration Window from Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (Registration closes at midnight U.S. Central Time.)
  • Fall 2020 Date: Friday, October 30, 2020  
    Fall 2020 Registration Deadline: Monday, September 28, 2020
    (Registration closes at midnight U.S. Central Time.)
  • Fees

Exam Day Information