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Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 09-08-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 33,553
Posted By Fat Ninja
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-24-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,015
Posted By Fat Ninja
200-300 people sat for them, don't have the...

200-300 people sat for them, don't have the effective test takers on hand... sitting over sitting looks stable enough, but the pass rate has been on a decline which is concerning for people taking...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-23-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,015
Posted By Fat Ninja
Effective Pass rates for Group Health Core (US)...

Effective Pass rates for Group Health Core (US) (from newest to oldest)
38% 39% 46% 43% 44% 50% 46% 49%

I can't speak for other exams, but there is a lack of consistency here.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-23-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,078
Posted By Fat Ninja
Senior analyst role?

Senior analyst role?
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-23-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,078
Posted By Fat Ninja
Going down the route of an MS in CS, would there...

Going down the route of an MS in CS, would there be positions that having an ASA would help you or would you about as desirable as anyone else with an MS in CS? How common are these roles? How well...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-23-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,015
Posted By Fat Ninja
I think for one thing it may give a sense of the...

I think for one thing it may give a sense of the stability of the pass mark for different sittings.

Can you think of any reason NOT to publish it?
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 08-16-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By Fat Ninja
"Benefit and cost sharing provisions, and changes...

"Benefit and cost sharing provisions, and changes in those provisions" CSR?
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-15-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,015
Posted By Fat Ninja
Because they're published for preliminaries.

Because they're published for preliminaries.
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-15-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,015
Posted By Fat Ninja
No pass mark published on FSA Exams?

How come the pass marks for FSA exams are not published?
Forum: Finance - Investments 08-15-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 59,243
Posted By Fat Ninja
The low voter turnout is a complex issue on its...

The low voter turnout is a complex issue on its own and it can't be boiled down to "77 percent of Puerto Ricans made it clear that if the U.S. was their only option, they would rather not vote.":
...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 07-24-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 47,714
Posted By Fat Ninja
I saw that trend as well, but I really hope this...

I saw that trend as well, but I really hope this isn't really their criteria for choosing a pass mark.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 07-24-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 33,553
Posted By Fat Ninja
I'm using last year's MATE manual, should I be...

I'm using last year's MATE manual, should I be concerned about any syllabus changes?
Forum: Group and Health Track 07-24-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By Fat Ninja
I hadn't seen that... nice catch. Now I'm back to...

I hadn't seen that... nice catch. Now I'm back to the dilemma of whether to do Specialty or ERM.
Forum: Group and Health Track 07-17-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By Fat Ninja
One thing to note is that if you want to avoid...

One thing to note is that if you want to avoid dealing with the new curriculum you would need to pass ERM's Fall 2017 sitting (at latest).
...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-03-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,220
Posted By Fat Ninja
One other thing to consider is that MedSupp plans...

One other thing to consider is that MedSupp plans can do underwriting while MA plans cannot. So if you choose to go with MA now, you may not be able to switch to MedSupp later on.
Forum: Professional Surveys 02-03-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,187
Posted By Fat Ninja
Personally I'd give that a lot of weight, but...

Personally I'd give that a lot of weight, but then again, with how competitive the market is nowadays I would not be surprised if a lot of students would just be happy to be able to have a "had an...
Forum: Professional Surveys 02-03-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,187
Posted By Fat Ninja
Out of everything you said what I found most...

Out of everything you said what I found most surprising was the brand recognition of the company being dead last. I say this because I've been at career fairs where I see how the big name companies...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 02-02-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 47,714
Posted By Fat Ninja
That must've been it cause it was a multi-year...

That must've been it cause it was a multi-year problem where one of the years was unprofitable. Thanks.
Forum: Professional Surveys 02-02-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,187
Posted By Fat Ninja
Survey: What do Actuarial Interns find most appealing?

At my current job we're trying to revamp the summer internship program, so I'm curious as to what students looking for internships tend to give priority to. My thoughts ordered by highest priority to...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 02-01-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 47,714
Posted By Fat Ninja
Doing problem 3 of MATE practice problems... Why...

Doing problem 3 of MATE practice problems... Why do they apply a tax rate to the negative profit to calculate after tax profit? Wouldn't a negative before tax profit be equal to its after tax profit...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 01-30-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 47,714
Posted By Fat Ninja
Is there such a thing as a cheat sheet for the...

Is there such a thing as a cheat sheet for the math type problems? I was hoping that this would be somehow summarized in the MATE lists but it is not (as far as I've seen).
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 01-19-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 47,714
Posted By Fat Ninja
Are the SOA study notes useful? I only have the...

Are the SOA study notes useful? I only have the MATE materials and the textbooks.
Forum: Group and Health Track 12-05-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,231
Posted By Fat Ninja
The order of the modules is not really relevant...

The order of the modules is not really relevant since they are not related to each other.

Unlike the FAP modules, the readings for the FSA modules are actually relevant to the EOM exercise, so at...
Forum: Pricing, Reserving & Forecasting 11-29-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 123,356
Posted By Fat Ninja
Submitted 11/04 MMR 11/28

Submitted 11/04
MMR 11/28
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-17-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By Fat Ninja
Textbooks?

I bought the MATE materials and skipped out on textbooks cause I wasn't planning on reading them but the outline mentions that it's good to have them on hand in case you want to go deeper into a...
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