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Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-10-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By Fractl
Even if many of the provisions are repealed, I...

Even if many of the provisions are repealed, I think (in the near term at least) an actuary will still need to know what they were (Medicare Payments, Part D gap, Exchanges, and UW restrictions...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-04-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,501
Posted By Fractl
Wouldn't only some percentage (50% or less) of...

Wouldn't only some percentage (50% or less) of those savings go to the state after we account for federal subsidization? Also, I mentioned they would need to be granted waivers to implement some of...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-02-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,501
Posted By Fractl
After the first half I was feeling great, they...

After the first half I was feeling great, they tested on all the stuff I JUST finished cramming on.

The second half destroyed me, though! Not nearly enough time...let's hope they're generous with...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 10-23-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 585
Posted By Fractl
Case study - what am I missing here?

So both Another Day and Live Twice offer retiree medical benefits (possible setup for an ABPO-type question)...the thing is, they're both fully insured.
I understand using the annual cost by age...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-11-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,905
Posted By Fractl
I have a few files like that, I try to use Index...

I have a few files like that, I try to use Index match functions (so the reference looks up from the row/column titles rather than the cell). That way I just have to tell the formula to search for...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-07-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Fractl
The 'Import External Data' trick can only get you...

The 'Import External Data' trick can only get you so far...
There are definitely ways to write VBA code to pull data from any site (and click buttons, input text, close pop-ups etc.) but it can take...
Forum: Modules 6-8 06-30-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18,525
Views: 7,470,720
Posted By Fractl
BOOM! Submitted on 4/15 (BBA 1st attempt) ...

BOOM!

Submitted on 4/15 (BBA 1st attempt)
MMR on 6/30

I can finally stop writing "A.S.A. Candidate (awaiting results of final assessment)" on my resume!
Forum: Health - Disability 03-06-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 75,703
Posted By Fractl
2015 Actuarial Value Calculator (XLSM 1 MB) ...

2015 Actuarial Value Calculator (XLSM 1 MB)
http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Regulations-and-Guidance/Downloads/2015-av-calculator-final.xlsm

2015 Actuarial Value Calculator Methodology (PDF...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-06-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 75,703
Posted By Fractl
So...it's the same as the 2014 tool except for...

So...it's the same as the 2014 tool except for the following:

*Updated instructions
*MOOP limit raised from $6,500 to $6,850
*The worksheets and macros are unlocked by default.
*Filename now...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 07-02-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,615
Posted By Fractl
Thanks. I was hoping there would be someone with...

Thanks. I was hoping there would be someone with the inside scoop, but I guess not.

Hmm...it makes a big difference in how I plan to study, I hope they decide soon!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 07-02-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,615
Posted By Fractl
How often is C offered?

You'd think this is a simple question, but I can't find a solid answer out there!

Will there be a sitting between November 2010 and May 2011?
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 08-28-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,878
Posted By Fractl
I use the same trick to recall which greeks refer...

I use the same trick to recall which greeks refer to which derivatives. I understand the mathematical relationships, but when faced with a problem involving a graph it's not as easy to visualize.
...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 08-28-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,878
Posted By Fractl
A Mnemonic to remember the graphs of the Greeks

OWN Jurassic Park, But Best Feed Dinosaurs Cake.
Poor Hungry Men Won't Quit, Old Gentleman Can Only Argue.
the YANG-Z river.

The above three sentences are what I use to remember the graphs of...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-28-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,990
Posted By Fractl
Wireless Mouse/Wireless Keyboard Depending on...

Wireless Mouse/Wireless Keyboard
Depending on their proximity a KVM Switch may be good for some of the computers. A KVM allows multiple computers to use one keyboard/mouse/monitor. It really saves...
Forum: General 02-28-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By Fractl
Put me down as another vote for VBA. If you can...

Put me down as another vote for VBA.
If you can find an internship to use VBA/Excel in..all the better. Taking a course in it (if only just to put on a resume) may not be bad either.
...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-27-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By Fractl
I got my start with Excel for Dummies. When I...

I got my start with Excel for Dummies. When I outgrew that I got Excel VBA for Dummies.

Weather she has a firm footing in the basics or not, Excel for Dummies is a good resource. Honestly, I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By Fractl
The answer is in the question.

The answer is in the question.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 02-26-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,057
Posted By Fractl
I've seen too many co-workers juggling exams and...

I've seen too many co-workers juggling exams and a family. I'm sure most folks in that position would have invested the time to make ASA/FSA before becoming a parent.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,307
Posted By Fractl
If ever there was a time to use a serif font it's...

If ever there was a time to use a serif font it's a resume. Sans-serif is great for computer legibility, or small print...but it also appears less businesslike. You want resume text to look...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,307
Posted By Fractl
I'm not a fan of the 'Summary' section. First,...

I'm not a fan of the 'Summary' section. First, because it introduces new information it is not really a summary. Secondly, because it downplays VERY important information.

"Computer Proficiency"...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 02-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 15,858
Posted By Fractl
I'm taking both...and I'm not really worried...

I'm taking both...and I'm not really worried about the 'two 5s' scenario. If I study for both and get two 5s, I'll study for both again and pass them on the second go. Two sittings, two...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-25-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By Fractl
$75/$3 = 25 Months @ $3/mo $200/$6 = 33.3...

$75/$3 = 25 Months @ $3/mo
$200/$6 = 33.3 Months @ $6/mo
$475/$15 = 31.7 Months @ $15/mo

Are they just making these numbers up as they go? Or are the financing rates different for each?
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 02-25-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By Fractl
:iatp: If I were in your shoes, MFE would be...

:iatp:

If I were in your shoes, MFE would be the first choice. If you are good at financial econ, it's the easy choice...if you are not strong in that area MFE is just the practice you need. MLC...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-25-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Fractl
If you only need to search for errors then your...

If you only need to search for errors then your problem is much easier.
In fact, as long as all of the conditions are the same...you can skip the conditional formatting altogether and make a macro...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-22-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Fractl
Easier said than done. It is possible to do all...

Easier said than done.
It is possible to do all this with a few 'for each' statements...but it would be a pretty large undertaking. You would have to re-do all of the work excel had done in...
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