The 5 Pillars of Health Data Analytics

Guest Blog by Yiding Jiang, FFA, MSc Analytics skills are foundational to an actuary’s career. For health actuaries, especially in recent years, data analytics and predictive modeling skills have become critically important. Knowing how to effectively find actionable insights from health data is enormously empowering and companies seek out those with prowess in these skills. … Continue reading The 5 Pillars of Health Data Analytics

Critical Feedback is the Key to Excellence

The speed at which the world changes seems to move at a faster pace all the time.  The same holds true in the business world — speed is everything, technology is everywhere, and it affects everyone at every level.  But, no matter how many things change, and no matter how quickly, there are some things … Continue reading Critical Feedback is the Key to Excellence

Actuaries Around the World – Indonesia

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Fauzi Arfan, FSAI from Indonesia. He is the President of The Society of Actuaries of Indonesia (Persatuan Aktuaris Indonesia). Mr. Arfan joined Great Eastern Life in June of 2015 and currently holds the position of Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Great Eastern Life, Fauzi … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World – Indonesia

Health Insurance (It’s Complicated): Lessons from the World on Healthcare

Guest Blog by Dave Dillon, FSA, MAAA Since the 2016 election of President Trump, the debate about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has intensified. There have been multiple legislative attempts to significantly modify or replace the approaches the ACA takes to address the healthcare needs of Americans. Even though legislative attempts have failed, the Trump … Continue reading Health Insurance (It’s Complicated): Lessons from the World on Healthcare

Actuaries Around the World – Argentina

This month we have the pleasure of interviewing Javier Campelo, ASA, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Javier is the SOA´s ambassador for Argentina and the regional ambassador coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean. Javier leads Re Consulting, an actuarial consulting firm specializing in reinsurance. Javier has a degree in Economics and Actuarial Science from the … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World – Argentina

Why Actuaries Should Start Paying Attention to Python by Andrew Webster

The 2016 movie “Hidden Figures” highlights the careers in the 1960s of three brilliant mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who manually performed the calculations necessary to launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. IBM’s FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslation) programming language was growing in popularity and dramatically changing the role that mathematicians played in the … Continue reading Why Actuaries Should Start Paying Attention to Python by Andrew Webster