Actuarial Communication Webinar Series

There are two primary skills actuaries must master if they are to be effective with others: Deep Listening and Asking Effective Questions. This may seem obvious, but most of us are woefully lacking in our listening and inquiry skills.  We often resort to making statements and opinions in an effort to prove our expertise.  There’s … Continue reading Actuarial Communication Webinar Series

How a Health Actuary Became a Winemaker

ACTEX interviews Bill Bluhm, a Retired Health Actuary turned Winemaker Bill Bluhm retired in 2013 as a Principal and Consulting Actuary with Milliman in Minnesota after a successful, nearly four decades long career as an actuary. Now he owns and operates Dancing Dragonfly Winery, a thriving vineyard and winemaking operation in northwest Wisconsin. We spoke to … Continue reading How a Health Actuary Became a Winemaker

SOA Launches Predictive Analytics Initiative

By Ian Duncan, December 2015 Although Predictive Analytics has not been a mainstream focus of actuaries, there are many of us who have been practicing in this area for a number of years, and a number of universities teach relevant courses in regression, GLM, time-series and other relevant subjects. Recent actions by the SOA leadership … Continue reading SOA Launches Predictive Analytics Initiative