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

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