Our February edition of Actuaries Around the World takes us to Hungary. Gábor Borza is an actuarial consultant working with Tools4F and is a board member of the Hungarian Actuarial Society, which he chaired from 2013 until 2017. Borza spent the first 22 years of his professional career at ING / Nationale-Nederlandem, a retail financial … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World – Hungary
It was the last week of the year. Validate Health was retained to validate the risk adjustment submission for a medium-sized Medicare Advantage plan. We had until the end of the week to recalculate risk adjustment for over 50,000 beneficiaries and millions of claims. The pressure was mounting. We needed a way to quickly process … Continue reading Melting Data in Python to Discover $6 Million in Missed Risk Adjustment
Most of us have an ambivalent attitude towards ethics, and would not see this field as something exciting or powerful. We know and feel that without a certain amount of goodness, life isn't really worth living. But on the other hand, ethics can make us think about things like right or wrong and what we … Continue reading Ethics – So What!
Guest Post by Stephen Camilli, FSA, President, ACTEX Learning After reading Jay Jaffe’s review of Atul Gawande’s seminal book, The Checklist Manifesto, I had to read the book for myself, and it did not disappoint! I also wanted to hear more from Jay about how checklists that resulted in greater safety, efficiency and standardization in … Continue reading The Actuarial Checklist: An Actuary’s Professionalism Security Blanket
We'll soon be rolling out a new digital content reader to our customers. Our Digital Manuals will be Easier to Access & have More Features! When the new reader becomes available, digital manuals will be accessible from any device, online or off-line. Just visit the My Account/My Learning Tools section of the ACTEX|Mad River Books website … Continue reading New Digital Content Reader
We recently spoke to our VEE Corporate Finance course instructors, Johnny Li and Andrew Ng, about how the curriculum of their course is specifically designed to support students prepping for actuarial exams and pursuing actuarial work. Actuaries play a critical role in business and society, helping organizations manage complex risks across many industries. Knowledge and … Continue reading How the ACTEX VEE Corporate Finance Course is Specifically Geared Toward Actuarial Work
Our Fall 2017 webinar calendar is posted to our website and listed below. We're excited to present sessions on a variety of topics of interest to actuaries, including Microinsurance, Actuarial Leadership, Python, Data Science, R, Predictive Analytics, Retirement and Professionalism. Our webinars, e-courses and live seminars offer opportunities for actuaries to earn continuing education or … Continue reading Upcoming Webinars from ACTEX eLearning