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Forum: Health - Disability 08-16-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By acemanhattan
Need To Justify Company's Provision for Adverse Deviation

Hi all.

Every 3 years our company reviews the PAD we add to our IBNR estimates, and this year it falls on me to write the memo.

Historically we've added a PAD that, in our opinion, ensures...
Forum: Modules 1-5 12-06-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,592
Posted By acemanhattan
I don't know if this is a pro-tip or not, but...

I don't know if this is a pro-tip or not, but here's what I do in the same spot:

Whatever fact you're looking to cite is probably cited at the bottom of the wiki article itself. Go to the source...
Forum: Health - Disability 11-15-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By acemanhattan
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Health - Disability 11-11-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By acemanhattan
Net Premiums Written to Policyholder Surplus: Possible to be too LOW?

I understand that the higher the ratio becomes, the more reasonable it is to suspect financial insecurity on the part of the insurer. In this case, though I don't know what regulations require, I...
Forum: Modules 1-5 11-03-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,780
Posted By acemanhattan
EOM 2: What Influences CEx?

In the EOM exercise PDF, we're given that



so, to identify the external influences that have the greatest influence on CEx, would you/did you simply identify general drivers of inflation, or...
Forum: Modules 1-5 07-21-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,566
Posted By acemanhattan
I don't see either of your conclusions as being...

I don't see either of your conclusions as being indefensible.

If this is the conclusion you've arrived at, defend your conclusion and show your work.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-13-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By acemanhattan
Thank you all for these responses.

Thank you all for these responses.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-13-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By acemanhattan
Thank you all for the responses.

Thank you all for the responses.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-13-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By acemanhattan
How Should You Respond When Your Boss/Subordinate/Peer...

I don't know if there's any desire for a thread like this, but I often have questions based on simple workplace interactions that confuse me, but that don't seem thread-worthy.

As an example...
...
Forum: Modules 1-5 07-09-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By acemanhattan
FAP Forums?

Has anyone found a link to the FAP forums?

I read that it would be in the e-learning log-in portion, but I can't find it there.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-05-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,813
Posted By acemanhattan
First we should establish if they should be...

First we should establish if they should be recognized by employers inside the profession.
Forum: Modules 1-5 07-05-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By acemanhattan
Memorandum Template?

Does anyone have a resource they used to get a feel for what memorandums typically look like?
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-04-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By acemanhattan
Best Resource(s) for Professional Writing Guidelines?

Hey Careers - Employment.

I am looking for a go to resource/guide/etc. that will help me write appropriately structured/formatted professional documents (e.g., Memos, Analytic Summaries).

My...
Forum: Modules 1-5 07-03-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By acemanhattan
Retaking Module Slide Test (not EOM Exercise)?

I just finished up the slides for module 1 and took the test scoring 14/17 = 82% on the thing.

Is there any reason for me to take this over to get a higher score?
Forum: Modules 1-5 07-01-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By acemanhattan
Excel File Type EOM Exercises

Hey.

Is anyone saving their EOM exercises as a type other than the default Excel 97-2003 Workbook? My EOM 1 opens in compatibility mode, and that bothers me.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 07-01-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By acemanhattan
Nothing tricky here. Factor out...

Nothing tricky here.

Factor out e^-(1000/theta) where convenient.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-30-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,752
Posted By acemanhattan
This is what I ended up doing as well; spent...

This is what I ended up doing as well; spent 15-20 on a 24 oz Stanley thermos.

I prefer this because I don't have to make coffee at my desk, but especially because I like to pour myself small...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-30-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,752
Posted By acemanhattan
I have done this for extended periods of time...

I have done this for extended periods of time with the only difference being that we have a dedicated hot water tap, so I don't need the kettle.

The grinding is a little too loud for me to...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-29-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 157,378
Posted By acemanhattan
I did it in 75 days, but I probably put in 300...

I did it in 75 days, but I probably put in 300 hours. Doable but only if you can put in time.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 06-27-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 85,996
Posted By acemanhattan
In for November. Will be my last...

In for November.

Will be my last preliminary. Good luck to everyone and enjoy yourselves.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-27-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 157,403
Posted By acemanhattan
Results usually take 8 weeks, right? ...

Results usually take 8 weeks, right?


Edit:
Spring 2017 Grade Release Schedule

June C

Passing Candidate Number Release Date: 08/18/2017
Online...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-27-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 157,378
Posted By acemanhattan
Alternatively, skip this altogether; I never saw...

Alternatively, skip this altogether; I never saw a question on it.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-26-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 157,403
Posted By acemanhattan
Passed. Never got my EL above 3, but only...

Passed.

Never got my EL above 3, but only used ADAPT to spot check my progress on Level 5/6 exams (never better than 20 right).

Went through SOA 307 about 3 times, but felt like there were...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-26-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 157,403
Posted By acemanhattan
Didn't the last 50 SOA problems include a lot of...

Didn't the last 50 SOA problems include a lot of the Mortality table questions, or were they unlike those?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-25-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 157,403
Posted By acemanhattan
What would your N be in SOA 159?

What would your N be in SOA 159?
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