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Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 07-12-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,912
Posted By Tests
As stated in a separate thread, I have found the...

As stated in a separate thread, I have found the MATE seminar material to be better than Condie's. However, the one advantage Condie has is the on-line seminar videos. I have found Mark's way of...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 07-12-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By Tests
I highly recommend MATE

Having been to both, the MATE seminar is definitely much better. Mark Bird's organization, the way he works the problems, and his understanding of the material is much better than Condie's. I found...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 12-17-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,076
Posted By Tests
Bulldog, glad you're ready to leave it alone now....

Bulldog, glad you're ready to leave it alone now. One comment in general for anyone who complains about the SoA: Please remember that it is a voluntary profession. Those who help with the exam...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 11-19-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,800
Posted By Tests
Rainson, I have one request for the flashcards. ...

Rainson, I have one request for the flashcards. Would you be willing to put the card title from the front of the card on the back of the card? I think this would help some of us keep the lists in...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 11-10-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,040
Posted By Tests
Give Colin a break, guys. He did an excellent...

Give Colin a break, guys. He did an excellent job in Hartford. His deprecating style is a breath of fresh air. He's not a know it all, and is willing to do anything to make it work. I have been...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-07-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,117
Posted By Tests
I said that there would be a certain % required...

I said that there would be a certain % required by the state for lifetime loss ratio (for example 72%) vs future loss ratio (for example 65%), and just said that if those were what the state decided...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-02-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,234
Posted By Tests
I felt there was a point missing in the question...

I felt there was a point missing in the question because they didn't give us what the in-network vs out-of-network usage assumption was, so I stated a 90%/10% assumption before working the problem. ...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-02-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Tests
I think two of the solid advantages are: 1) it...

I think two of the solid advantages are: 1) it ties to company reported financials, and 2) it's something the board can understand how to calculate. It becomes a basis for explaining to them why you...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 10-11-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tests
I started with the asterisked GRASP cards, then...

I started with the asterisked GRASP cards, then identified which cards overlap between GRASP and MATE to identify additional cards to memorize. Tammy has several overlapping cards as well within her...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 10-11-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By Tests
Has anyone gone through the exercise of...

Has anyone gone through the exercise of identifying how questions from 2006 8G and 8M exams map into the GRASP major topics list?

If so, I would love to see it.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-16-2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,349
Posted By Tests
Thanks. Any other thoughts on the other 4?

Thanks. Any other thoughts on the other 4?
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-15-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,349
Posted By Tests
I only have 2006 notes. If not against SoA...

I only have 2006 notes. If not against SoA protocols, would anyone be willing to scan/email me the four 8G notes, and the GH-D115-07 note? I'll look for the GH-D114-07 note.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-15-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,349
Posted By Tests
Rainson, I have several of the study notes from...

Rainson, I have several of the study notes from 8M. Do you know where I could get my hands on the other following study notes you have but were not part of 8M:

GH-D100-07 Specialty Accident and...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-11-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,033
Posted By Tests
I ordered my Yamamoto book from Amazon.com and...

I ordered my Yamamoto book from Amazon.com and just got it yesterday. BTW, Amazon seems to have lower prices than the actuarial stores for some of these books.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-08-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,472
Posted By Tests
Bids in June, DP on Nov 1, MAAA NAIC blanks...

Bids in June, DP on Nov 1, MAAA NAIC blanks seminar/exam Nov 5-8
Forum: Modules 6-8 05-08-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3,944
Views: 600,497
Posted By Tests
Or, if you have MS Outlook for work email, you...

Or, if you have MS Outlook for work email, you can have your internet email come in with your work email.

I have outlook automatically send/receive my earthlink account every 10 minutes, and have...
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-30-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 41,810
Posted By Tests
Just for kicks, I went to the SOA website to try...

Just for kicks, I went to the SOA website to try to pay membership dues online, but when I logged on to pay, it said "no designation" and wouldn't yet let me pay. I assume it's just too early to...
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-25-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,944
Views: 600,497
Posted By Tests
I'm no longer in the 30-40 range...Old enough to...

I'm no longer in the 30-40 range...Old enough to have been a Sophomore or Junior in High School when Tommy Tutone sang about Jenny.

Had passed two exams under old regimen before leaving college,...
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-17-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,944
Views: 600,497
Posted By Tests
Well, it's now confirmed on the FAP website too. ...

Well, it's now confirmed on the FAP website too. The following showed up in bold red lettering of my "Final Assessment: Upload Confirmation" page upon logging in with the FA username and password.
...
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-17-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,944
Views: 600,497
Posted By Tests
Victor: Don't blame you for doubting. Never...

Victor: Don't blame you for doubting. Never felt much of a need to post and am usually way too busy with work. The totally unexpected FA completion email just seemed too quick to me as well, so...
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-17-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,944
Views: 600,497
Posted By Tests
RIC, just curious to see if there is anything...

RIC, just curious to see if there is anything alphabetical, I posted in another thread that I received mine yesterday. My last name starts with A...yours?
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-16-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,484
Posted By Tests
Thanks for the congrats. The timing of their...

Thanks for the congrats. The timing of their response was a total shocker--didn't even have time to get anxious about what the email would say. I spent at least 20 hours on my FA, had 21 total...
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-16-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,484
Posted By Tests
FAP Final Assessment Grading Result

"Dear 'Tests'

We have completed your FAP Final Assessment grading.

You have been graded as Meets Minimum Requirements.

Congratulations!

FAP Staff
fap@soa.org"
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-03-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,995
Posted By Tests
What did you do to calculate the adjusted yield...

What did you do to calculate the adjusted yield for each year? Am I overthinking a need to back into a new yield_rate for the investment income column in the "Price with Reserve" tab of the...
Forum: Corporate Finance and ERM (CFE) Track 03-16-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,497
Posted By Tests
Sorry, I should have clarified. Yes, it's the...

Sorry, I should have clarified. Yes, it's the green Individual Health Insurance book by O'Grady, which was on course 8M.
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