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Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 07-16-2015, 03:06 PM
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Posted By quintus_ch
I put together the study schedule this week. I...

I put together the study schedule this week. I feel behind, but put together a plan that has me starting tomorrow. Here's hoping it'll work.
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 05-07-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By quintus_ch
There are a couple chapters from Duncan (LO4)...

There are a couple chapters from Duncan (LO4) that were removed. And a few new readings.
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 05-04-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,820
Posted By quintus_ch
So question 1 came from this source: Claim...

So question 1 came from this source:

Claim Reserve Model–How Actuaries Rely Upon the Claim Data They Receive, Long Term Care News, September 2008

It's a 3 page article that wasn't really...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 05-02-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,820
Posted By quintus_ch
Where in the syllabus would we find LTC...

Where in the syllabus would we find LTC Indemnity? It wasn't the LTC study note (at least not that I saw). Was it in the Health Section News?

I read a lot of the source material, but the rest...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 05-02-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,820
Posted By quintus_ch
I got $130 Million. It was that simple - just...

I got $130 Million. It was that simple - just Premium + Investment Income minus everything else.
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 05-02-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,820
Posted By quintus_ch
For number 4, to calculate the predicted claims I...

For number 4, to calculate the predicted claims I just did the weighted average of the components. It seemed logical, but I wasn't 100% sure of the approach.
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 05-02-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,820
Posted By quintus_ch
I'm the opposite. I liked having the full day to...

I'm the opposite. I liked having the full day to study. Gave me time to review the stuff I'd "learned" and then memorize the things I only wanted to know for 15 minutes (like the RBC formula for...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 05-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,820
Posted By quintus_ch
Surely we are allowed to discuss now, let's get...

Surely we are allowed to discuss now, let's get to it!

A couple of questions that I had:

- I have no clue what number 1 was. I don't even know where it would be in the syllabus. Anyone else...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 01-17-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,051
Posted By quintus_ch
Anyone else feeling the same thing?

Anyone else feeling the same thing?
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 01-17-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,051
Posted By quintus_ch
I'm absolutely floored to not see my name on the...

I'm absolutely floored to not see my name on the passing list. Total and utter shock.

After reading through the comments on the outpost, I really felt confident in my answers. I'm disappointed...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 01-10-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By quintus_ch
Yep, that's correct. It sunk in as I was trying...

Yep, that's correct. It sunk in as I was trying to memorize it later. thanks for the feed back!
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 01-05-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By quintus_ch
(I'm looking at page 11 of the MATE lists or page...

(I'm looking at page 11 of the MATE lists or page 39 in the MATE outline). I also referenced the text but I didn't get much clarity there.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 01-05-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By quintus_ch
I have a question on LTCI Nonforfeiture benefits:...

I have a question on LTCI Nonforfeiture benefits:

What's the difference between the "shortened benfeit period" and a "reduced paid-up" option? seems to me they both lower the daily and lifetime...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By quintus_ch
How do you mean - is this something different...

How do you mean - is this something different than just having a study thread for the Spring Sitting?

I've started studying already and welcome the conversation. However, at this point, I won't...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 11-16-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,967
Posted By quintus_ch
What irritates me on that Adjusted Net Tier 1...

What irritates me on that Adjusted Net Tier 1 Capital question and 3a is that I spent so much time on 3a because of the table being there that I didn't get much time to think through the MCCSR...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 11-10-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By quintus_ch
I ended up with 196 hours. I used MATE...

I ended up with 196 hours. I used MATE materials, and my approach was simple, but I thought very effective:

- I read the outline
- I memorized the note cards
-- This consisted of...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 11-06-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By quintus_ch
I took this exam without taking Advanced first...

I took this exam without taking Advanced first and felt just fine with the material.
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 11-04-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,958
Posted By quintus_ch
I recommend it. For me, it was a difficult...

I recommend it. For me, it was a difficult transition from the prelims to the FSA exams. There is a learning curve in how to study. You can afford to spend time "learning how to study" on this...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 11-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,967
Posted By quintus_ch
Anyone know when they publish the exam? My...

Anyone know when they publish the exam? My understanding is it normally happens within about two weeks of the exam.
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-31-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,967
Posted By quintus_ch
What do you guys think they will do with number...

What do you guys think they will do with number 3? Do you think they give everyone 6 points? Do you think they throw it out? Do you think they leave it alone and say "everyone had the same exam, a...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-31-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,967
Posted By quintus_ch
Correct. It was virtually the same as the study...

Correct. It was virtually the same as the study note example.

The question was what is the Embedded Value of the Block of business at time equal 0 (ie today) given the cash flows for the next 3...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,967
Posted By quintus_ch
Correct, I think a 60% pass rate would come with...

Correct, I think a 60% pass rate would come with a 20-22/40 pass mark.
If they want to lower the pass rate to 50% (which I think they'd be comfortable with), then I think it would be 24/40 pass...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,967
Posted By quintus_ch
Am I over thinking the Med Sup question? It was...

Am I over thinking the Med Sup question? It was just a matter of knowing how to apply Attained Age versus Issue Age in determining their rates, correct? If you understood that it was just a simple...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,967
Posted By quintus_ch
I'm scoring myself (with a little more precision...

I'm scoring myself (with a little more precision now that I'm seeing comments in this thread) 24-28 out of 40.

Or 21 - 25 out of 36.
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-30-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,967
Posted By quintus_ch
[QUOTE=colby2152;7748769]I'd venture to say at...

[QUOTE=colby2152;7748769]I'd venture to say at least 28.


28/40 to pass the exam? Or 28 points is how many you think you got?

28/40 (70%) seems pretty steep to set as a pass mark. I think...
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