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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-23-2019, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Pamela Wells
"I'm usually much girthier, but the water is...

"I'm usually much girthier, but the water is quite cold..."
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-23-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21,628
Views: 2,413,973
Posted By Pamela Wells
Yes. I consider myself the originator of the...

Yes.

I consider myself the originator of the Actuarial Foundation for World Domination... but I would be satisfied with second in command.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-20-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21,628
Views: 2,413,973
Posted By Pamela Wells
Next Next Year's New Year's Resolution: Get the...

Next Next Year's New Year's Resolution: Get the world to use four-digit year, two-digit month, two-digit day format without the forward slashes (e.g., January 2nd of 2020 = 20200102)
Forum: General Actuarial 12-18-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,261
Posted By Pamela Wells
I doubt it is a commentary on the quality of the...

I doubt it is a commentary on the quality of the exams. It's more likely to be a commentary on different practice methods and the amount of nation-specific material included in those exams.
...
Forum: Health - Disability 12-10-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 168,826
Posted By Pamela Wells
Good.

Good.
Forum: Health - Disability 12-04-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 168,826
Posted By Pamela Wells
Wow. That's frightening.

Wow. That's frightening.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,337
Posted By Pamela Wells
Well, that's debatable.

Well, that's debatable.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-15-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Pamela Wells
It's the difference between fungibility and...

It's the difference between fungibility and specialization. In a highly fungible market (entry level), you're easily replaceable, so standing out enough to land a job is challenging. But once...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-15-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By Pamela Wells
Nice humblebrag about having a friend.

Nice humblebrag about having a friend.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-15-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By Pamela Wells
I agree with this, in principle. Go find the...

I agree with this, in principle. Go find the average travel time, and stage yourself so you're in the top 25th percentile. If you can pull that off without giving up your entire life, then go for...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,337
Posted By Pamela Wells
I'm much better at problem solving than at...

I'm much better at problem solving than at memorizing.


I suspect you will do fine with exams through ASA (with some challenges along the way). FSA exams require more problem solving ability,...
Forum: Health - Disability 11-15-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By Pamela Wells
I doubt that's the dynamic. The risk adjustment...

I doubt that's the dynamic. The risk adjustment transfers in the market place vary by the metallic level as well as by the level of cost share reduction on that plan (among several other factors). ...
Forum: Health - Disability 11-15-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By Pamela Wells
It's not an income cap specifically. I would...

It's not an income cap specifically. I would have to go look up the specifics to be certain, but I believe it's set such that a family should pay no more than 9% of their income in premiums,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-08-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pamela Wells
I don't think that;s an objectionable view,...

I don't think that;s an objectionable view, TotalBro.

For many positions, requiring a college degree has very little to do with the specific content knowledge acquired in school. It has more to...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-06-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,636
Posted By Pamela Wells
No problem, happens to everyone on occasion.

No problem, happens to everyone on occasion.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-05-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,277
Posted By Pamela Wells
I enjoy influencing strategy.

I enjoy influencing strategy.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-05-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,636
Posted By Pamela Wells
Good point, it's certainly not universally true. ...

Good point, it's certainly not universally true. I'm in health, and the beginning of ACA was a pretty good example of what I was talking about. It wasn't just a case of tweaking parameters. ACA...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-05-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,636
Posted By Pamela Wells
I don't believe that's the view being expressed. ...

I don't believe that's the view being expressed. Sure, actuaries can do data science, and are well suited to it. Do you think that data scientists can do actuarial work and are well suited to it? ...
Forum: Health - Disability 11-05-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,720
Posted By Pamela Wells
That's not an unusual ER copay. ER is incredibly...

That's not an unusual ER copay. ER is incredibly elastic, and somewhere between $100 and $200 seems to be the level that balances avoiding non-emergent use with making emergent needs accessible.
Forum: Health - Disability 11-04-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,720
Posted By Pamela Wells
Or.. herpes...

Or.. herpes...
Forum: Health - Disability 11-04-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,720
Posted By Pamela Wells
Your innovations are amazing! Have you...

Your innovations are amazing! Have you considered starting your own company?
Forum: Health - Disability 11-04-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,720
Posted By Pamela Wells
If you forget about the last two decades of the...

If you forget about the last two decades of the prior century, as well as a large chunk of Medicare Advantage plans, they are. It will be interesting to see how they handle the selection that arises...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-04-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,636
Posted By Pamela Wells
Excellent posts by Bro - thank you for those. ...

Excellent posts by Bro - thank you for those.

A large number of the models I've built and used haven't been anything that would be considered data science. They work in a very different way from...
Forum: Health - Disability 11-04-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By Pamela Wells
Yep. I'm expecting a rocky year.

Yep. I'm expecting a rocky year.
Forum: Health - Disability 11-01-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,909
Posted By Pamela Wells
I agree that there will be bias in most models. ...

I agree that there will be bias in most models. At a minimum, the future will not be exactly like the past. Most bias isn't material to the model's purpose, or doesn't have a deleterious effect on...
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