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Thursday, June 16
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Join in the fun for the second annual Health Meeting 5K. The route starts at the hotel doors on 12 th Street, continues on to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, following the path all the way to the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art before heading back to the finish line at the hotel.

The nonrefundable fee of $20 per person. Sign up when you register.

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7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Session Sponsor(s): Education & Research Section

Moderator(s): Ian G. Duncan, FSA, FCA, FCIA, FIA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Ian G. Duncan, FSA, FCA, FCIA, FIA, MAAA

Review of Section activities over the past 6+ months and presentation on upcoming Actuarial Research Conference.

This breakfast is open to all meeting attendees at no charge. Please be sure to register in order to receive a ticket. 

Session Coordinator(s) Ian G. Duncan, FSA, FCA, FCIA, FIA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Session Sponsor(s): Long Term Care Insurance Section

Moderator(s): Vincent L. Bodnar, ASA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Vincent L. Bodnar, ASA, MAAA

Enjoy this opportunity to network with members of the Long Term Care Insurance Section and learn about section activities while enjoying breakfast. Section council members will share recent and ongoing initiatives and they will solicit your feedback.

This breakfast is open to all meeting attendees at no charge. Please be sure to register in order to receive a ticket. 

Session Coordinator(s) Rebecca Tipton, FSA, MAAA

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Presentation(s): View Presentation

Session Sponsor(s): Leadership & Development Section

Moderator(s): Joanne Ryan, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Jennifer Barley, PCC; Karen Sullivan, PCC, MA

Come join us at the Leadership & Development Section's breakfast and get a quick section update, listen to a few book reviews and have some fun participating in an activity run by the always energetic leadership coaches, Jenn and Karen, who will wake you up and get your day going.

This breakfast is open to all meeting attendees at no charge. Please be sure to register in order to receive a ticket. 

Session Coordinator(s) Joanne Ryan, FSA, MAAA

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Presentation(s): View Presentation

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section Disability Specialized Interest Group and Health Section

Moderator(s): Daniel D. Skwire, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Scott D. Haglund, FSA, MAAA; Daniel D. Skwire, FSA, MAAA

This session discusses professionalism issues with a particular focus on situations faced by disability actuaries.  After a review of items such as qualification standards, continuing education requirements, and actuarial standards of practice, the moderators will lead interactive discussions on specific situations involving professionalism issues.  These will include real-life scenarios as well as hypothetical cases.  Attendees will have the opportunity to share their own ideas and experiences.

Session Coordinator(s) Daniel D. Skwire, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section Disability Special Interest Group and Health Section

Competency: Professional Values

Moderator(s): Daniel D. Skwire, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Scott D. Haglund, FSA, MAAA; Daniel D. Skwire, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: Intermediate

This session provides an opportunity for disability insurance actuaries to have interactive discussions on a variety of professionalism issues. It will include hypothetical situations and real-life case studies.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to apply the actuarial standards of practice to their work in disability insurance, identify challenging situations and develop solutions and approaches.

Country Relevance: Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Daniel D. Skwire, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Actuary of the Future and Technology Sections

Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Moderator(s): David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Andrew Chan, ASA; Shawn C. Howell, ASA, FCA, MAAA; David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

Virtually every actuary knows how to use Excel. But only a tiny percentage of actuaries are using it beyond the basics. This ubiquitous tool is capable of much more than simulating a paper spreadsheet. Learn how Excel can analyze data from the web, create presentation quality graphics, form the basis for powerful management dashboards and more!

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to evaluate if Excel is the correct tool for a problem. They will be able to use some advanced features beyond their current level of expertise.

Country Relevance: International

Session Coordinator(s) David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section

Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Moderator(s): Geoffry R. Hileman, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Jeff T. Heaton; Randal Olson, Ph.D.; Sheamus Kee Parkes, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: Intermediate

This session will provide attendees an introduction to key machine learning techniques. 'Elevator pitches' for each of a variety of machine learning topics will provide an introduction to each topic and adequate information to determine whether certain techniques would be suitable for further study for individual attendees. The list of techniques may include: neural networks, classification and regression trees, random forests, k-means clustering and principal components analysis.

Explain the key characteristics of several machine learning techniques. Understand where to look for more information and training on these topics. Evaluate the appropriateness of such techniques for a given application.

Country Relevance: Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Geoffry R. Hileman, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): David M. Dillon, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): John Franchini; Teresa Miller, JD; Al Redmer

Experience Level: Beginner

Insurance commissioners will discuss a variety of current topics including the ACA, voluntary products and other topics.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to identify issues that are on the mind of the regulatory agencies.

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) David M. Dillon, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: Results-Oriented Solutions

Moderator(s): David V. Axene, FSA, CERA, FCA, MAAA

Presenter(s): David V. Axene, FSA, CERA, FCA, MAAA; Craig Butler, MD, MBA; Richard Fuller; Timothy Willard Smith, ASA, MAAA

Experience Level: Intermediate

Care management means different things to different stakeholders. What is is-medical management, case management, disease management, utilization management? Who should do it-the provider organization, the payor, a third party vendor? How should it differ by population-Medicare, Medicaid, commercial? What tools are available to assist? And how is care management changing as the lines between payer and provider blur? This session will cover the basics but also explore how the foundations of care management can be optimized for the future.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will have working definitions of the components of care management and an understanding of how these will contribute to health care quality and efficiency in the future.

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) Sara Corrough Teppema, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Christine M. Mytelka, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Ian G. Duncan, FSA, FCA, FCIA, FIA, MAAA; Gail Inderwies, RN, MBA, BSN; Kimberly Neuman, MA

Experience Level: All levels

A panel discusses research and concepts behind initiatives to bend the cost curve using end-of-life planning concepts, which include expansion of palliative care, integration of care and re-balancing long-term care.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to discuss the issues related to current end-of-life care and identify alternates to intense inpatient care that respect patient wishes.

Country Relevance : Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Jennifer L. Gerstorff, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): SOA

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Jesse E. Bell; Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

This session will feature current research with Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) on Heat and Health. Presenters with give an overview of what we have defined as events, and how we expect to use health data access to study the events. We will also review how various pieces of health systems (insurers, hospitals, physicians, public health) respond to tornado events over the study period 2011-2015. Additionally, the SOA will present the current state of the Actuaries Climate Index and report on other studies with climate variability as the core topic.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to identify areas of interest for actuaries who are involved in any endeavors which may be impacted by unseasonable, changeable or extreme weather events.

Country Relevance: Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Rebecca Owen, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Social Insurance & Public Finance Section

Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration

Moderator(s): Scott O'Neil Jones, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Lynn Fukumoto Dong, FSA, MAAA; Scott O'Neil Jones, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: Intermediate

We give a comprehensive overview of CMS rules on the treatment of related party expenses for medical and administrative services and provide several methods for incorporating these costs into bid development. Since related party contracts with other plan sponsors are generally proprietary, a plan assumes the risk that a related party's attestation will not stand up to CMS scrutiny during desk review. We present a case study and some best practices for mitigating this risk.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the various ways that related party expenses can be treated in Medicare bids;
  2. Understand different ways to model related party costs in the historical and projection periods and their impact on bid margins;
  3. Be able to manage related party considerations within the project timeline, communications with the client, and preparing appropriate supporting  documentation.  

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) Matthew Kranovich, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Reinsurance Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Stephen Rowley

Presenter(s): Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA; Sara Wiese Goldberg, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All Levels

Every actuary involved with pricing, selling, and reserving for critical illness insurance should be equipped with the latest disease trends and potential risks in lifetime coverage. We will present both pitfalls in product design and examples of successful products and compare the market landscape and hot topics in the United States and abroad.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify emerging disease trends;
  • Design critical illness products that both protect the insurer and address needs of consumers; and
  • Draw on lessons learned abroad.

Country Relevance: International

Session Coordinator(s) Ashlee Mouton Borcan, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Teresa Russ Winer, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Martin F. Grace, J.D., Ph.D.; Sanjay Srivastava; Teresa Russ Winer, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: Intermediate

This session will review findings from the GSU Institute for Insight's analysis of rate and other data downloaded from the Federal Facilitated Exchange database, plus similar state data collected from open records requests. Interactive graphs enable visualization with cross-state comparisons and geo-coded heat maps. Several years of rates have been extensively studied from publicly available federal and state rate and other data. Affordability is measured by merging rate data with income data at the zip code level.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to visualize rate and affordability disparities in some states.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Teresa Russ Winer, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration

Moderator(s): Shasha Huang, ASA

Presenter(s): Joan C. Barrett FSA, MAAA; Michael Coles; Diederik Eck

Experience Level: All levels

Health microinsurance provides affordable coverage to low income people, usually those making less than $4.00 per day. Microinsurance is a growing field of interest and is gainning increasing attention as a potential solution to increase access to health care by low-income populations while reducing their exposure to financial risk. In this session, experts from the industry will talk about opportunities and chanllenges they are facing from a number of perspectives, for example, implementation, client value, actuarial, sustainability and innovation in low-cost health insurance. Business cases will be provided in the session as well to give the audience a real life example of how actuaries tackle this issue.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to define health microinsurance and describe challenges in the microinsuance world and develop some skills to tackle these issues.

Country Relevance: International

Session Coordinator(s) Shasha Huang, ASA

Facilitator(s)

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Thomas Daniel Murawski, ASA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Thomas Daniel Murawski, ASA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

This session will cover a range of dental insurance topics, including an industry overview and a discussion of key current issues facing the industry. You will also gain an understanding of how dental actuarial work differs from medical actuarial work due to dental's unique product design and selection risk.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to describe the current marketplace for dental insurance and current industry issues and understand how dental insurance is structured differently from medical insurance.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Joanne E. Fontana, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health and Joint Risk Management (CAS, CIA, SOA) sections

Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Moderator(s): Thomas Edward Weist, CERA, FCAS, MAAA

Presenter(s): Louis S. Felice

Experience Level: All level

Discuss 2014 and 2015 changes to the Health RBC formula and proposed 2016 changes, as well as considerations of the ACA impact on the Health RBC formula.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to understand the likely update to the RBC formula, the impact of the ACA on the RBC formula and how the risk profile of insurers has evolved in the last few years.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Thomas Edward Weist, CERA, FCAS, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Actuary of the Future and Leadership and Development sections

Competency: Leadership

Moderator(s): Laurel A. Kastrup, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Steven J. Abood, FSA, MAAA; Laurel A. Kastrup, FSA, MAAA; Mary Kindel Van der Heijde, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

You passed the exams (or the end is in sight). Now what? How do you enance your career once you no longer have SOA study notes to guide you? Actuaries have great technical skills and insurance knowledge, but these are often not enough to promote them to the corporate suite. Find out why, and how to avoid the pitfalls of being branded just a good, solid, 'techie'. Learn what you need to advance to a position of prominence.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to evaluate how well they are preparing themselves for the C-Suite.

Country Relevance: International

Session Coordinator(s) David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Marketing & Distribution Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Kamran A. Malik, ASA, MAAA

Presenter(s): William S. Bade, FSA, MAAA; Kamran A. Malik, ASA, MAAA; David J. Vnenchak, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

The market for voluntary supplemental health benefits is in a state of flux, with many changes in the regulatory, technological and competitive areas. Carriers are looking to enter the space and figure out creative ways of combating the ever rising costs of health care coverage.

This session looks to explore trends in both accident and hospital indemnity products, including concerns around pricing, reserving, marketing and distribution.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to understand the current market landscape and risk concerns for accident and hospital indemnity insurance.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Kamran A. Malik, ASA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Moderator(s): Peter J. Horman, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Peter J. Horman, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

For over 20 years, health actuaries have had the computing power and software to apply  advanced statistical methods to set reserves and eliminate more traditional reserving  approaches. In practice, most reserving actuaries, auditors and insurance examiners employ the traditional lag triangle and forecasting methods, which have changed very little in the last 40 years. Today's reserving actuaries often struggle with tight timelines, increased reporting needs and more actuarial liabilities (3Rs, medical loss ratio (MLR) rebates, provider risk contracts, and more). This presentation will outline four modern conveniences that  could help keep traditional reserving methods relevant for years to come. In addition, we will have open discussion on who is using or concerned about using modern reserving techniques. Attendees will learn practical applications of analytics and statistics that can be incorporated into their existing reserving processes. This presentation is relevant to either reserving actuaries or actuaries interested in data analytics or application of statistics.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Store and maintain reserving data;
  • Apply statistics to the reserving process; and
  • Apply Monte Carlo Simulation to the reserving process.

Country Relevance: Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Peter J. Horman, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: Results-Oriented Solutions

Moderator(s): Christopher Allan Schmidt, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Mark J. Bethke, FSA, MAAA; Kristin Braun DiObilda, FSA, MAAA; Gary A. Stanford, FSA, FCS, MAAA

Experience Level: All Levels

With the recent activity across commercial and government sectors, the topic of measuring provider performance is of the utmost interest in our industry. This session will focus on how analytics can be used to drive this dialogue within Provider groups, Health Plans and government entities. This will also explore how provider performance can be used to think about designing networks differently in this changing space.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how analytics can be used to assess provider efficiency, quality and overall provider performance;
  • Understand the changes in the regulatory environment that are driving a current focus on provider performance (e.g. MACRA);
  • Understand how to apply analytics such as social network visualization from other industries to health care; and
  • Explain how these types of analytics can be used to refine networks and network strategy in order to improve health care quality and decrease costs.

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) Christopher Allan Schmidt, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: Professional Values

Moderator(s): Johann (Hans) K. Leida, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Elaine T. Corrough, FSA, MAAA, FCA; Robert Michael Damler, FSA, MAAA; Timothy James Wilder, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

Want to learn more about the newest ASOPs (49 & 50)? Curious about how an ASOP is created? Then come to this lively and interactive session to hear directly from some of the people from the task forces involved in the creation of ASOPs 49 and 50. As you may already know, ASOP 49 is about "Medicaid Managed Care Capitation Rate Development and Certification," and ASOP 50 is about "Determining Minimum Value and Actuarial Value under the Affordable Care Act." This session will give you a great opportunity to get credit towards your professionalism CE requirement while enjoying a rare opportunity to hear directly from members of the relevant ASOP task forces.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe the process that goes into the creation of a new ASOP 
  • Interpret the guidance provided by ASOPs 49 and 50 
  • Apply ASOPs 49 and 50 in daily work

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) Joe Wurzburger, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Leo D. Tinkham, CEBS

Presenter(s): James Jacobsen; Timothy B. Moran, ASA, MAAA; Joseph M. Schauder, ASA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

Workforce demographics are changing. There are more professional and knowledge jobs and fewer manufacturing jobs, for example. This session discusses the implication of such changes for disability and group life insurance.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to identify recent changes in workforce demographics and evaluate how they will affect the disability and group life insurance markets.

Country Relevance : Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Leo D. Tinkham

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Actuary of the Future, Health, Marketing & Distribution, Predictive Analytics and Futurism and Reinsurance sections

Competency: Communication

Moderator(s): David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Laural Warren

Experience Level: All levels

Behavioral economics is the alternative to the traditional ways (surveys and focus groups) we've been using to try to understand the drivers of customer behavior in the insurance industry. It merges psychology with traditional economic theory, offering insights into individual decision making behavior that go beyond the purely rational model. Within the sphere of health insurance, there are countless behaviors, not just of customers, but of underwriters, medical professionals and claims specialists which may be better explained by behavioral economics. Applying concepts from behavioral economics in live trials it is possible to bring about benefits such as increasing sales and retention rates, improving claims processing and encouraging more accurate disclosure.

Swiss Re's global research team partners with its reinsurance clients to incorporate behavioral economics concepts into their letters, websites, forms and scripts by running A/B tests to understand what is driving customer behavior. The team currently has over 100 tests in progress with more than 40 clients, including many in the United States. The partnerships are producing clear business benefits, increasing sales, renewals, health disclosure and turnaround speed for claims payments. These changes are driven by small, inexpensive changes in communications with customers, and we'd like to share some of our insights with you. We've increased upsell rates, disclosure and email open rates, and reduced lapses, turnaround times and appointment no-show rates, to name just a few examples. Behavioral economics is the topic on everyone's lips with insurers and reinsurers all beginning to talk about it in earnest. Our team has been working hard for nearly 4 years and in that time instead of talking, we've been doing, and now we can share with you what a difference behavioral economics can actually make for insurance.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of behavioral economics and how those concepts can be applied to pain points in the insurance industry; explain the benefits and necessity of testing to establish the effectiveness of behavioral economics interventions; and define the effectiveness of behavioral economics and its potential limitations, as well as apply concepts in a test and learn environment to their business.

Country Relevance : Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Lizzy Lubczanski

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): David M. Dillon, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Sarkis Daghlian, FSA, MAAA; David M. Dillon, FSA,MAAA; Douglas T. Norris, FSA, MAAA, Ph.D.; Michelle L. Peters, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

With the 2017 pricing season nearly complete for commercial health care, and two of the 3R risk mitigation programs in the rear view mirror, what should we expect going forward in the commercial health care markets?  This session will focus on coming ACA legislation impacts, market morbidity, consolidation of carriers, strategy, tactics and other concerns.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand current and emerging trends in the commercial ACA sector.
  • Learn about ACA alternatives in the commercial market, including traditional (such as large group and self-funding) and emergent options.
  • Understand and navigate the challenges that today's commercial sector health actuaries have to deal with.

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) Douglas T. Norris, FSA, MAAA, Ph.D.

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Actuary of the Future and Leadership & Development sections

Competency: Leadership

Moderator(s): Olga T. Jacobs, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Minyu Cao, FSA, CERA; Olga T. Jacobs, FSA, MAAA; Joseph Paesani, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

There once was a time when graduating from an actuarial program with an exam or two was practically a guarantee of a few job offers. Now, the supply of entry-level actuaries is increasing faster than the demand. How can you maximize your chances of finding suitable actuarial employment? This panel of experts will help you assess your current skill set and plan adjustments to increase the likelihood that you will become an Actuary of the Future.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be armed with interviewing and preparation skills to help them enter the actuarial profession.

Country Relevance: International

Session Coordinator(s) David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration

Moderator(s): Davis Burge, ASA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Kevin B. Francis, FSA, MAAA; Marlene Therese Howard, FSA, MAAA; Rhys Jones

Experience Level: Advanced

Panelists will discuss the difficulty of integrating crossover benefits and what problems continue to arise. They will discuss how to use fragmented payments from the Medicare and Medicaid side to contract with providers, how to report encounters to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and states and how to match revenue to claim payments.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to identify the difficulties in integrating the finances of Medicaid and Medicare for programs caring for dual eligibles.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Jennifer L. Gerstorff, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Vince Papale Vince Papale

Author and Former Professional American Football Player

In 1976, Vince Papale was in his sixth year of teaching at his alma mater, Interboro High School, while he was working on his master's degree in counseling, and also coaching football and track. As a 10-year season ticket holder for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles, Vince had a dream…to play for the Eagles. 1976 was the same time the USA was celebrating its bi-centennial birthday. It was also a time when Philadelphia fans were buried in 11 years of defeat, when Americans were battling the lingering effects of Watergate, the Vietnam War and a sweeping energy crisis. Ordinary people appeared badly in need of a champion from their ranks, and this local schoolteacher/coach answered their call.

The Philadelphia Eagles had hired a passionate and idealistic rookie Head Coach, Dick Vermeil, who boldly announced that he wanted to shake up his new team and publicized that he was going to conduct an open tryout for all comers. Ignoring all of the naysayers and doubters, Vince not only attended the try out, but he was offered a contract on the spot and he got the sweet and ultimate last laugh by making the team.

By re-inventing himself from a 30-year old school teacher, who did not play football in college, to an NFL star, Vince Papale defied the million to one odds against him. Not only did he make the team but he was voted by his teammates Captain of the Special Teams his second year on the team and most recently was selected by the fans as the best Special Teamer in the Eagles 75-year history.

He has received numerous awards around the country for his charitable contributions and efforts including the coveted Vince Lombardi Award for Courage for overcoming his bout with colon cancer. He lends his support to too many charitable organizations to mention, but Vince is very proud to note he has had the American Flag flown in his honor over the United States Capitol and by the troops in Afghanistan, whom he considers his heroes!

He is married to Janet Cantwell, who was on the USA World Gymnastics team. They have two children, Gabriella and Vincent. Vince is the subject of the blockbuster Disney movie, Invincible , starring Mark Wahlberg, which topped the charts for 2 straight weeks after its release in 2006.

Now, in today's fragile economic times, he continues to respond to the need for a motivating hero who knows what it's like to battle and overcome adversity. Vince and Janet are currently working on their third book, Born to Be Invincible and have just been chosen as one of top five power couples in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

The luncheon is included in your registration fee. You may register your guest(s) for the luncheon by including $75 per person with your registration fee. Admission tickets are available for purchase at the meeting as space permits. Refunds will not be given.

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2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Moderator(s): Carol J. McCall, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Lillian Louise Dittrick, FSA, MAAA; Wu-Chyuan (Gary) Gau, ASA, MAAA, Ph.D.; Sheamus Kee Parkes, FSA, MAAA; Andrew Morrison Webster, ASA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

Big data is not a new topic but one of growing importance. Providers and payers are increasingly looking to data to identify future risks, improve patient outcomes and grow revenue. Hear from a panel of health care actuaries working in the field of predictive analytics. See how complex data has been used in these organizations along with what worked and what didn't work.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to: 

  • Apply lessons learned from case studies to their own businesses.
  • Describe ways in which complex data and predictive analytics can be used in various health settings.
  • Explain what worked and what didn't work.

Country Relevance : Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Courtney K. Nashan

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health and Financial Reporting sections

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Annette V. James, FSA, FCA, EA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Rowen B. Bell, FSA, MAAA; Annette V. James, FSA, FCA, EA, MAAA; Rachel W. Killian FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: Advanced

This session will look at information that is embedded in the Health Insurance NAIC Annual Statement. It will include a review of an annual statement and risks that are found within in it. Learn from discussion by users of the Statement on how they use and interpret the information provided.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to understand the intricacies of the annual statement reporting.

Country Relevance: International

Session Coordinator(s) Jackie Lee

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): American Academy of Actuaries

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Teresa Russ Winer, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Walter C. Marsh, FSA, MAAA; Teresa Russ Winer, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All Levels

The world population is aging and, in some parts of the world, living healthier lives. Advancements in curative and chronic health care over the past century have contributed significantly to the improvement in the quality of life and the increase in longevity around the world. Longer living leads to an expanding and aging population. Combined with declining fertility rates, many societies have fewer active employees to support the elderly. At the same time, within the elderly population, the loss of health and life is largely associated with the shift to chronic conditions leading to increased needs of patients near the end of life. This contributes to enormous strains on health care systems. It is critical that the impact of the changing demographics on health care systems is understood in the context of complex financial, social, public (health), cultural and ethical constraints. This session will help inform issues surrounding complex policy decisions that need to be made when addressing these changes.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to demonstrate knowledge of several nations' efforts to address issues associated with an aging population, specifically related to end-of-life care; understand various strategies for different stakeholder approaches to end-of-life care; and explore the relationship between cost and quality of care at the end of life.

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) Heather Jerbi

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Jeffrey L. Schuh, FSA, ACIA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Michael Bailey; Mark Cornish

Experience Level: All

Group life insurance is sometimes viewed as a simple commodity product. This session explores ways that group life carriers can differentiate themselves through technology, services, product features, pricing and other means.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to describe the ways that group life insurers can differentiate themselves and develop their own approaches to this market.

Country Relevance : Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Leo D. Tinkham

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Randall Paul Herman, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Kathleen A. Dobrzynski, FSA, MAAA; Tyler Andrew Engel, ASA, MAAA; Randall Paul Herman, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: Advanced

In this session, the speakers will present and discuss some of the recent research in the realm of behavioral economics as it relates to health actuaries.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to discuss some of the recent literature in the realm of behavioral economics as it relates to health insurance and consumer choice.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Randall Paul Herman, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health and Financial Reporting sections

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): David M. Dillon, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Mel Anderson, CPA; Michael Humphreys; Ray Martinez, CPA

Experience Level: Intermediate

This panel discussion will involve a group of Chief Financial Regulators from various states who will describe, explain and take questions from the audience on various regulatory initiatives.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to identify key issues as seen by financial regulators.

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) David M. Dillon, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Actuary of the Future and Technology sections

Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Moderator(s): David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Andrew Chan, ASA

Experience Level: All levels

A professional carpenter owns both a hammer and a saw. One is a better tool for hammering nails and the other is better at making straight cuts in wood. Likewise, an actuary has several software tools available, and two of the most common desktop ones are Excel and Access. This session is based on a three-part webcast that discusses how you choose the correct tool for a particular job.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to evaluate the relative strengths of Excel and Access. They will also have a better idea how to use them together.

Country Relevance: International

Session Coordinator(s) David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Long Term Care Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Vincent L. Bodnar, ASA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Vincent L. Bodnar, ASA, MAAA; Maria Ferrante-Schepis

Experience Level: All levels

Join us for a dynamic session where multi-disciplinary members of the LTC Think Tank describe the process, learnings and outcomes from a two day "idea jam" fostering new thinking about the country's long-term care crisis. Over 80 ideas were generated, and the group identified more than a dozen that warranted further investigation. The thinking goes well beyond just product, and includes other ways insurance companies, service providers and even disruptors can get in the game of reducing the cost burden of long-term care. Attending this session will give more than just a look at the outputs, but more importantly, an understanding of the inputs that were used to foster the creative process, and the next steps to turn these ideas into actual innovation for the industry.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to: 

  • Evaluate various ideas that were presented that could transform the LTC industry.
  • Compare various options that could be used to improve LTC.
  • Describe the features of ideas and/or innovations that came out of the Think Tank.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Joe Wurzburger, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: Results-Oriented Solutions

Moderator(s): Gregory L. Warren, FSA, FCA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Mat Khan, MBA; Herbert Hiram Satterwhite III, FSA, CERA, MAAA; Andrea Sheldon, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

Prescription drug cost trend rates are on the rise again. This session will highlight current strategies to optimize benefits provided while managing prescription drug trend rates.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to: 

  • Identify applicable strategies for their organizations to better manage prescription drug cost trend rates.
  • Develop tactical plans specific to their organizations to better manage prescription drug cost trend rates.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Gregory L. Warren, FSA, FCA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Education & Research Section

Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Moderator(s): Ian G. Duncan, FSA, FCA, FCIA, FIA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Ian G. Duncan, FSA, FCA, FCIA, FIA, MAAA; Hsin Ting (Tina) Liu, CPA, MBA; Kelsey Leigh Stevens, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: Intermediate

A number of insurers on ACA exchanges have experienced financial difficulties, and risk adjustment appears to be a contributing factor. This session will look at ACA risk adjustment, its problems and possible solutions.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to understand the shortcomings of ACA risk adjustment and some possible solutions.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Ian G. Duncan, FSA, FCA, FCIA, FIA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.80 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): International Section

Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration

Moderator(s): Chris Pallot, MSc, BA, DipM, DipHSM

Presenter(s): Chris Pallot, MSc, BA, DipM, DipHSM; Alison L. Pool, ASA, MAAA; Jeremiah D. Reuter, ASA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

In recent years, the United States, United Kingdon and other international systems have gone though significant change, yet none have found the answer for long term sustainable, affordable and universal high quality care. The moderator and first speaker is a director of strategy from a hospital in England with both payer and provider experience. A brief history of the NHS will lead to a broader description of the challenges facing the NHS and in particular the emergence of the ACO model as a means to address these.

Hear then from two U.S. actuaries with extensive international experience who have worked in both the United Kingdom and international markets who will describe the parallels in the U.S. system from that which is happening elsewhere. Insight will be offered as to the likely future development of U.S. policy, especially with regards to the model upon which the NHS and other sectors are built.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to demonstrate differences between the United States and other countries' health care systems. Session attendees will be better equipped to research and evaluate differences and similarites between health care systems. In addition they will:

  • Gain an understanding of how accountable care programs developed in the United States are transforming health care around the world.
  • Learn about the approaches, similar and different, that countries are taking to manage escalating health expenditures and risk.
  • Gain insight into the increasing demand for health actuaries in the United Kingdom and more broadly, around the world.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Chris Pallot, MSc, BA, DipM, DipHSM

Facilitator(s)

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Kenneth L. Clark, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): John S. Cathcart, FSA, MAAA; Kenneth L. Clark, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: Intermediate

This session will discuss the key issues to managing a profitable block of Medicare Supplement business including initial pricing, rerating and experience analysis. What steps can be taken besides the obvious overall rate action, and what assumptions are most critical to meeting marketing and profit targets?  What legislative/regulatory issues are on the horizon, and how will the industry be affected?

This session will also address recent legislative and regulatory developments that will affect the industry in the near future as well as potential action on the horizon.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply strategies to manage blocks of Medicare Supplement business.
  • Select appropriate assumptions considering marketing and profit implications.
  • Identify key issues that are critical to managing a profitable block of Medicare Supplement  business.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Kenneth L. Clark, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Clay Farris

Presenter(s): Clay Farris; Marlene Therese Howard, FSA, MAAA; Rachel W. Killian, FSA, MAAA; Deirdra Singleton

Experience Level: All levels

A panel will provide background and some case study examples on the transformation from a traditional FFS Medicaid delivery system into the managed care world. To encourage a well-rounded discussion, the session will include insights from both the state and health plan perspective. We will address topics such as:

  • Why did the state decide to transition?
  • Why did health plans choose to participate?
  • How long did the process take?
  • What were the major goals of the initiative?
  • How were stakeholders engaged to ensure success?
  • What were some lessons learned?
  • What is the current status of the development?

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will have an understanding of the following:

  • Key differences between FFS and managed care delivery systems
  • Considerations in implementing a Medicaid managed care program and stakeholder implications
  • Techniques for developing and reviewing managed care capitation rates
  • Regulatory oversight of Medicaid programs (can focus on managed care, but may also want to briefly discuss whole program)
  • Strategies for successful transition from FFS to managed care

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) Jennifer L. Gerstorff, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Predictive Analytics and Futurism, Product Development, Reinsurance and Social Insurance & Public Finance sections

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Kevin E. Dotson, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Erik Johnson, MBA; Joel Shalowitz, MD, MBA, FACP

Experience Level: All levels

This session will provide an update on the CMS and commercial market value based care initiatives and major trends for the commercial, MSSP, Pioneer, Next Gen ACOs; BPCI, CCJR, OCM, PCMH and value purchasing for Medicare FFS programs. This session will also describe the changes to occur in the next five years as promulgated by CMS.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the various value based care initiatives in the commercial and government markets;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relative importance of value based care initiatives; and
  • Explain the future changes promulgated by CMS that will occur and their likely implications.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) James Patrick Hazelrigs, ASA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section

Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration

Moderator(s): Geoffrey R. Hileman, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Geoffrey R. Hileman, FSA, MAAA; Douglas T. Norris, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

The real-time Delphi technique has been employed at various SOA events in past years, but never on the specific topic of health reform. As experience from the post-reform environment has started to become evident to carriers and, in some cases, revealed to the general public, opinions are starting to solidify as to the success and future of some of the key reforms in the ACA. The session will seek to build consensus among attendees about the likely future of these key ACA provision using the real-time Delphi approach. This technique is a highly interactive approach to group consensus-building that removes the influence of dominant voices from group discussion.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand various viewpoints on the future of health care reform in the United States.
  • Identify key challenges facing the U.S. health financing system in the post-reform environment.
  • Articulate one's own understanding of the direction in which reform may be headed.

Country Relevance: USA

Session Coordinator(s) Geoffrey R. Hileman, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Technology Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Lori Weyuker, ASA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Henning Chiv, FSA, MAAA; Judah Z. Rabinowitz, FSA, MAAA; Lori Weyuker, ASA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

In this session, actuaries at health insurance startups will discuss innovative uses of technology in the health insurance space.

Attendees will learn about technological developments and actuarial practice at health insurance startup companies.

Session Coordinator(s) Yonasan Schwartz, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Moderator(s): Warren M. Cohen, FSA, MAAA; James P. DePre

Presenter(s): Paul Luis Correia, FSA, CERA, MAAA; James P. DePre

Experience Level: Intermediate

This session provides an opportunity for group disability and group life actuaries to participate in a round table discussion of current topics of interest to them.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to describe current topics of importance in the group life and disability markets.

Country Relevance : Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Daniel D. Skwire, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Health Section

Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration

Moderator(s): Syed Muzayan Mehmud, ASA, FCA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Syed Muzayan Mehmud, ASA, FCA, MAAA; Nicholas R. Shaneyfelt; Jason Robert Siegel, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

This session will describe insights gained by studying data from the first two years of the Affordable Care Act. A diversity of opinions exists on what it may take to succeed in the ACA markets. For the first time, a large scale and detailed study of emerging ACA experience reveals key insights.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to identify key drivers of payor performance in the ACA markets.

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) Syed Muzayan Mehmud, ASA, FCA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Financial Reporting Section

Competency: Results-Oriented Solutions

Moderator(s): David Todd Sherman, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Ingrid Dodge, CPA; Yuanyuan (Coco) Li, FSA, MAAA; David Todd Sherman, FSA, MAAA

Experience Level: Intermediate

This session will provide three different perspectives on health plan financial auditing: an actuarial audit specialist, a certified public accountant working on health plan financial audits and a health plan valuation actuary who works with his or her company's external auditors on the company's audits. We will discuss ASOP 21, current industry trends, hot topics, and best practices related to financial audits covering both GAAP and statutory audits. We will also discuss how companies can extract more value from their auditors. The intended audience includes actuaries who currently work on valuation and financial reporting, actuarial audit specialists, or anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of the audit process. A basic understanding of valuation, financial reporting, and financial audits will be helpful, but is not required. There may be some general discussion of reserving methodologies and assumptions, but this is not intended to be an in-depth technical discussion on health plan valuation.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand external auditors' expectations for health plan actuaries;
  • Describe potential opportunities to improve the financial audit process;
  • Explain current industry best practices for health plan financial audits; and
  • Identify potential opportunities to extract more value from the external audit process.

Country Relevance : USA

Session Coordinator(s) David Todd Sherman, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Joint Risk Management (CAS, CIA, SOA) and Modeling sections

Competency: Results-Oriented Solutions

Moderator(s): Manchiu Chan, FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Manchiu Chan, FSA, MAAA; Matthew Kramer, FSA, CERA, MAAA; Christopher M. Suchar, FCAS, MAAA

Experience Level: All levels

Own Risk Solvency Assessment (ORSA) reporting requirements became effective in 2015 in many states. Insurance companies meeting the premium threshold must submit ORSA reports to their respective regulators. There are many challenging issues that arose during the first round of ORSA filing in 2015, such as how to better quantify the risk exposures in today's rapidly changing market and regulatory environment. Well-structured Economic Capital Models (ECMs) are emerging as tools. They are better suited for an assessment of risk capital and prospective solvency. Plus, they not only satisfiy ORSA requirements, but also position a company to go beyond in order to help support better management decisions around capital allocation.  

With a focus on health insurance companies, this presentation will review:

  • Experience and issues in the 2015 ORSA filing;
  • A comparison between ECM and other risk assessment approaches including RBC: advantages and shortcomings;
  • How to utilize ECM output for capital adequacy and risk tolerance analysis; and
  • How to utilize ECM output for capital allocation and to help a company achieve its business objectives.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the challenges in quantifying the risk exposures for ORSA reports and the limitations of some common risk assessment approaches;
  • Demonstrate how to use a well-structured ECM to improve risk assessment for ORSA reports; and
  • More fully understand how go beyond ORSA requirements to help management make better informed strategic decisions about capital allocation and increase the profitability of the company.

Country Relevance : Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Manchiu Chan, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)

Presentation(s): View Presentation

Credits: 1.50 CPD

Session Sponsor(s): Leadership and Development Section

Competency: Leadership

Moderator(s): Anita Marie Recchio; FSA, MAAA

Presenter(s): Joanne Turner

Experience Level: All levels

Navigating your career journey, developing soft skills, and establishing your professional brand and network can be a challenge. What are the hot careers within the actuarial arena? What are the "most wanted" skills and attributes employers are looking for in today's actuarial candidates? Explore the answers to these pressing questions and more as you move forward in your insurance actuarial career. Gain insights from an industry insider with observations into trends, hot topics and in-demand skill sets and leadership characteristics for the insurance professionals of tomorrow. This session will feature perspectives, insights and strategies for success.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to define areas of high demand and hot trends within the actuarial profession as well as implement best practices and strategies for managing and enhancing their actuarial career.

Country Relevance : Non-Nation-Specific

Session Coordinator(s) Joanne Ryan, FSA, MAAA

Facilitator(s)