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Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 01-17-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By ARodOmaha
Howdy everyone. I just got my ASA status so this...

Howdy everyone. I just got my ASA status so this will be my first FSA exam. I started reading in November and I'm halfway through, but it still looks pretty daunting to me.
Forum: Modules 6-8 01-03-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By ARodOmaha
The December list is up! I finally made ASA...

The December list is up! I finally made ASA status!!! Woohooooooo!!!!! :party:
Forum: Modules 6-8 12-27-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,254
Posted By ARodOmaha
I passed on my 3rd attempt after getting...

I passed on my 3rd attempt after getting feedback. My interpretation of what the SOA wants is a basic-principles approach and not a formulaic approach. They don't want you to say "this formula...
Forum: Modules 6-8 12-09-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,493
Posted By ARodOmaha
I believe the pass rate is lower. For example, I...

I believe the pass rate is lower. For example, I passed all the preliminary exams in a row without failing, up until FA where I had to take it 3 times. For other people at my work, they passed back...
Forum: Modules 6-8 12-07-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 335,962
Posted By ARodOmaha
Great news! I don't have to quit and go to Taco...

Great news! I don't have to quit and go to Taco Bell anymore! I finally passed on my 3rd attempt and I'll be ASA in December! :wav:
Forum: Modules 6-8 12-05-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 335,962
Posted By ARodOmaha
HURRY UP AND GRADE ALREADY!!! The suspense is...

HURRY UP AND GRADE ALREADY!!! The suspense is killing me. I made a commitment in 2016 to get my ASA by the end of 2019. If they don't post on my transcript by next Friday I'm screwed. I'll have...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-18-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By ARodOmaha
Red face SOA Study Notes

Does anyone know when the spring 2020 study notes should be available from the SOA? Right now it's only fall 2019 study notes.
Forum: Modules 6-8 11-08-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,182
Posted By ARodOmaha
Yes. Personally I used the 90th percentile so I...

Yes. Personally I used the 90th percentile so I could argue I'm balancing the funding needs with the needs of tax-payers.
Forum: Modules 6-8 11-01-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 335,962
Posted By ARodOmaha
Congratulations! I just got my feedback and...

Congratulations!

I just got my feedback and am resubmitting next week. Hopefully the third time is the charm.
Forum: Modules 6-8 11-01-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,712
Posted By ARodOmaha
My feedback said that pricing is not a risk.

My feedback said that pricing is not a risk.
Forum: Modules 6-8 09-22-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 148,488
Posted By ARodOmaha
CTE(95) is the mean cost per employee in the top...

CTE(95) is the mean cost per employee in the top 5% of scenarios. Since we don't know the exact distribution, you could only say it would be sufficient in OVER 95% of scenarios. Your statement...
Forum: Modules 6-8 09-22-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,862
Posted By ARodOmaha
You can calculate what the historical tax rate...

You can calculate what the historical tax rate was, you're right. But I don't think the future tax rate can be estimated exactly because of the GoalSeek process and you wouldn't know what the...
Forum: Modules 6-8 09-18-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 148,488
Posted By ARodOmaha
I used the modified Sharpe ratio in my first...

I used the modified Sharpe ratio in my first attempt, and CTE(90) in my second attempt, failing both. I hear what you guys are saying about using common sense and using the metrics as guides. But...
Forum: Modules 6-8 09-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,784
Posted By ARodOmaha
Can someone who has gotten feedback lately give...

Can someone who has gotten feedback lately give an update on the timeline? There have been two grading parties in a row, basically clearing the entire queue. So I'm wondering how fast the feedback...
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-19-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,598
Posted By ARodOmaha
I started round 2 today. I took it back in June...

I started round 2 today. I took it back in June and failed :furious:

I'm going off of the feedback of one of my colleagues who eventually passed. I think it might be helpful.
Forum: Modules 1-5 05-31-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5,667
Views: 2,218,825
Posted By ARodOmaha
Submitted IA 4/27/2019. MMR 5/31/2019 (34 days).

Submitted IA 4/27/2019. MMR 5/31/2019 (34 days).
Forum: Financial Mathematics 04-25-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By ARodOmaha
Modified Duration From Mid-Year Payments

I have a quick question for FM people. I have a series of payments that I am assuming are being paid mid year, i.e. t = 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, ..., 49.5. I've calculated the Macaulay duration using an...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 04-01-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 79,343
Posted By ARodOmaha
Congrats on the pending baby (RBNP, right?) ...

Congrats on the pending baby (RBNP, right?)

I'm working on FAP now and expect to be done in a few months. I'll be joining you guys for the Group & Health exam May 2020.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 03-20-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 79,343
Posted By ARodOmaha
The December exam solution is up: ...

The December exam solution is up:

https://www.soa.org/Education/Exam-Req/Syllabus-Study-Materials/edu-multiple-choice-exam.aspx

Reading the solution is frustrating, even though I passed. They...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 03-08-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,552
Posted By ARodOmaha
It looks like 50.3% is the passing rate. Way...

It looks like 50.3% is the passing rate. Way lower than I expected.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 03-04-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 79,343
Posted By ARodOmaha
Somehow got a 9. After the exam I discussed it...

Somehow got a 9. After the exam I discussed it with a coworker, and I thought she had better ideas than me such as removing states from the model. I also ran out of time so my report wasn't very...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 03-01-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 79,343
Posted By ARodOmaha
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 03-01-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 79,343
Posted By ARodOmaha
I passed!!! Time to update my signature.

I passed!!!

Time to update my signature.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 02-28-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 79,343
Posted By ARodOmaha
My predictive model said I passed. So I'm...

My predictive model said I passed. So I'm starting to celebrate today.

:wav:
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 02-28-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 174,044
Posted By ARodOmaha
Actually, they make more packages available on...

Actually, they make more packages available on your computer than they list in the syllabus. I had to scroll through the long list to find the ones they said we'd be given.
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