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Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-01-2020, 07:47 AM
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Does anyone know of any old SOA problems that are...

Does anyone know of any old SOA problems that are good practice for the Actuarial Appraisals / EV learning objective, outside of the G&H specialty exams S14-F19?

I know about F16 ILALFVU #1 and...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 06-24-2020, 02:13 PM
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Posted By fightinphilz
The "i" that's usually given in these problems...

The "i" that's usually given in these problems typically calls it something like the "after-tax investment rate of return on surplus" or something to that effect. so no, i don't think we typically...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 06-23-2020, 10:37 PM
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Posted By fightinphilz
Thanks Dustin, that helps. Now i see what's going...

Thanks Dustin, that helps. Now i see what's going on: They are adding together the expected contribution from the IBV and NI columns together to get the overall expected contribution from in-force...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 06-23-2020, 10:04 PM
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Posted By fightinphilz
The TIA video on this reading is very helpful in...

The TIA video on this reading is very helpful in this respect, by showing that the more typical CoC formula that you point out, RC x (RDR - i) produces the same result as their calculation. So i...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 05-21-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By fightinphilz
Given that all of us have so long to study for...

Given that all of us have so long to study for this July exam, my thinking is that exam takers are going to be very prepared to a much higher degree than a normal exam sitting (both because of the...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-26-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By fightinphilz
Actuarial Appaisal has 41 notecards, and...

Actuarial Appaisal has 41 notecards, and Reserving has 63 notecards, for a grand total of 104.
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-02-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By fightinphilz
In the SOA email today, it says: "Candidates...

In the SOA email today, it says:

"Candidates should also be aware that the SOA is beginning to explore computer-based testing options for the Fall 2020 exams with written-answer components and...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 03-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,858
Posted By fightinphilz
The latest communication from the SOA reported...

The latest communication from the SOA reported the following statement:

"Registration for SOA spring 2020 examinations remains open. We are closely assessing the situation we face and will be...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 03-15-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By fightinphilz
Fall 2019 FV-A #1 (c)

I understand all the steps here in the SOA solution except for how they are calculating expected in-force contribution. Can someone explain how they are going from the formulas presented in the...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 01-12-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By fightinphilz
FV-A Spring 2020 - seeking advice

Hello - I sat for DP-A/FV-A in the fall, using the strategy of only studying for DP-A in order to maximize chances of passing, which i did, and now I'm sitting for FV-A only in the spring.

For...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 07-26-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By fightinphilz
True. the way i had framed it in my mind was that...

True. the way i had framed it in my mind was that I'm personally not great at memorizing large lists of information, so the more lists i have to memorize, the more difficult it is for me to recall...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 07-25-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By fightinphilz
So even though DP-A is the longer portion of the...

So even though DP-A is the longer portion of the exam (3 hr portion, and 140/244 MATE flashcards, vs. FV-A is 2hr and 104/244 flashcards), the consensus seems to be that since the material itself on...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 07-24-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By fightinphilz
Difficulty Rankings of Learnings Objectives on G&H exams

I am sitting for DP-A & FV-A in the fall, consisting of 4 learning objectives from ADV and SPEC exams, and wondering - for people who have studied for Advanced and Specialty already, how would you...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-15-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 502
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Posted By fightinphilz
for those of us taking FV-A and DP-A, given that...

for those of us taking FV-A and DP-A, given that the learning objective Healthcare Interventions is now replaced by Actuarial Appraisal (which seems much shorter) does that mean Advanced just got...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 07-14-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,304
Posted By fightinphilz
i think it helped to do a ton of past exam...

i think it helped to do a ton of past exam problems, and using that to understand how the material is tested, and what material to focus on within the vast sea of source material.

Also i would...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 07-14-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,304
Posted By fightinphilz
FYI I just passed Core. Hurray!

FYI I just passed Core. Hurray!
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 06-07-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,330
Posted By fightinphilz
when do the solutions get released?

when do the solutions get released?
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-09-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,330
Posted By fightinphilz
Yes Philly.

Yes Philly.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-06-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,330
Posted By fightinphilz
Just out of curiosity, i noticed that in my...

Just out of curiosity, i noticed that in my particular exam location, every time it's always like 80% of the room taking the group and health exam, and then the remaining few people are taking...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-03-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,330
Posted By fightinphilz
the new exams syllabus for FV and DP are all now...

the new exams syllabus for FV and DP are all now posted on soa's website!
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-02-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,330
Posted By fightinphilz
FYI the DP and FV syllabi are going to be...

FYI the DP and FV syllabi are going to be available next week. i asked SOA today. It's the study notes that won't be available until June.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-02-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,330
Posted By fightinphilz
when will the DP and FV new syllabi be released?...

when will the DP and FV new syllabi be released? I'm assuming next week right? Cause the SOA has to give TIA and MATE enough time to make the new manuals before study season starts up again.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-02-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,330
Posted By fightinphilz
Can someone please tell me what are 6 solutions...

Can someone please tell me what are 6 solutions to LTC?! I did not know what this question was getting at. Is it asking what are 6 sources that fund LTC? What did people write for this one?
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-01-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,330
Posted By fightinphilz
i agree that the afternoon was terrible. much...

i agree that the afternoon was terrible. much harder than the morning.

Is the exam curved? Meaning, even if it was a harder exam than typical, isn't all that is important how we perform relative...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 04-14-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By fightinphilz
I think what's also confusing in this problem is...

I think what's also confusing in this problem is that, in the setup for (b), it says for the "time of onset of disability", like for Grace for example, "First quarter of her 21st year"....i'm...
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