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Forum: Pricing, Reserving & Forecasting 01-05-2016, 08:55 AM
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Views: 39,038
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Regarding the conservatism, there's a write-up on...

Regarding the conservatism, there's a write-up on conservatism on page 3 of the .pdf to the case study titled "Calculation of Medical IBNR". I found reviewing this useful.
Forum: Health - Disability 08-05-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By Capt. Actuary
X12 837 encounter files

Anybody out there work with the x12 837 files for medical encounter data? I'm trying to figure out the best way to load the raw .txt files into a SQL database, preferable using SAS.

What type of...
Forum: Fellowship Modules 07-14-2015, 10:55 AM
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Views: 5,389
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Health Foundations Module - EOM Task 1

I just started Task 1, and I'm wondering where the PMPMs came from on the 'Summary' tab. I don't see any claims data anywhere. Either I'm missing something crucial, or we're just supposed to accept...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-17-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Also, if you didn't work 40 quarters in your...

Also, if you didn't work 40 quarters in your life, you wouldn't be eligible for Part A premium free. In those instances someone might choose to get only B.
Forum: Health - Disability 03-17-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Capt. Actuary
There are some special exceptions to have only...

There are some special exceptions to have only Part B. It's a very small percentage of the total population, but there are members who have only Part B.

I think if you're retired military, there...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-16-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Utilization Differences for Part A only, Part B only, vs Parts A &B

So I'm doing a project at work to compare the costs for FFS Medicare Parts A & B to members who only enrolled in Part A or Part B vs those who are enrolled in both A & B. Obviously, there would be...
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-06-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18,365
Views: 7,164,942
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Two attempts, total wait time approximately 5 1/2...

Two attempts, total wait time approximately 5 1/2 months. No offense to the wonderful people frequenting this thread, but I am so relieved to never have to come back here!
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-06-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18,365
Views: 7,164,942
Posted By Capt. Actuary
BBA 2nd Attempt Submitted 12/18/2014 MMR...

BBA 2nd Attempt
Submitted 12/18/2014
MMR 3/6/2015

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Modules 6-8 12-19-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18,365
Views: 7,164,942
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Submitted yesterday for my second take. After the...

Submitted yesterday for my second take. After the first take the wait time was about 100 days, so all you November submitters quit your yapping.
Forum: Modules 6-8 11-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,962
Posted By Capt. Actuary
I am of the impression that: 1) Our...

I am of the impression that:

1) Our performance metric and risk metric(s) are supposed to come the ones provided in the model. Although if you want to do something completely different, you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-04-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,208
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Maybe he worked hard at partying? Plenty of...

Maybe he worked hard at partying?

Plenty of people I know, myself included, didn't exactly prioritize their classes until junior and senior year and now have pretty good jobs.
Forum: Modules 6-8 10-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,868
Posted By Capt. Actuary
I see what you mean, I was thinking of it the...

I see what you mean, I was thinking of it the other way around, that it's easier to satisfy the marginal cost requirements than the risk measures. So that you were calling for a more competitive,...
Forum: Modules 6-8 10-28-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,868
Posted By Capt. Actuary
I agree with you about the importance of being an...

I agree with you about the importance of being an independent thinker, and I hope that the FA graders do appreciate it and don't blindly fail people because they took a different approach than what...
Forum: Modules 6-8 10-27-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,868
Posted By Capt. Actuary
I think I understand what you're trying to say,...

I think I understand what you're trying to say, but if you're not using the risk metric to set the price then what justification do you use for the price that you set?
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-13-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,362
Posted By Capt. Actuary
My advice to the OP: don't move away from where...

My advice to the OP: don't move away from where you want to live unless you're willing to take the chance that it's a permanent move. I'm assuming you're single, straight out of college, no strings...
Forum: Modules 6-8 10-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,868
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Thanks for the input. By the way, it's refreshing...

Thanks for the input. By the way, it's refreshing to see an actuary who actually has good taste in music. The preferred music among my co-workers is Star Trek soundtracks...:rock1:
Forum: Modules 6-8 10-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,868
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Thanks, Mr. Head! I did read that reply, which is...

Thanks, Mr. Head! I did read that reply, which is what got me thinking about this, because all the other feedback I've seen here and there suggested to have a lower bound range for the risk metric......
Forum: Modules 6-8 10-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,868
Posted By Capt. Actuary
BBA Task 2 - Risk Metric

What would be an appropriate risk metric to meet the SOA's precious minimum requirements?

1) CTE(x)
2) CTE(x) > y%

I have seen it argue both ways on this forum, and I would prefer to hear from...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Nope. Not in Philly. Or is it? By the way,...

Nope. Not in Philly. Or is it?

By the way, what the heck does this "RN" mean? I've been seeing it left and right on AO, I used to think it was just how nurses signed their names.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Got ya. I think that's absolutely the right...

Got ya. I think that's absolutely the right approach that I need to take. So I've been reading an article about Risk Adjustment, Risk Corridor, and Reinsurance from January 2014. Would you say that...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Okay, maybe not google... wikipedia, then.

Okay, maybe not google... wikipedia, then.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Capt. Actuary
I'm familiar with the ACA provisions (just not in...

I'm familiar with the ACA provisions (just not in the same capacity as someone whose job has been affected by it). Don't know anything about the risk adjustment model or the ACO, but that's what...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Thanks, Pikachu. That really helps. They'll know...

Thanks, Pikachu. That really helps. They'll know I mean business when I show up wearing that.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Personal reasons. Don't really want to go into it...

Personal reasons. Don't really want to go into it in too much detail and blow my cover. (As far as I know, I'm still anonymous on AO.:guitar:)
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Capt. Actuary
Thanks. I've got the "smart and able to think...

Thanks. I've got the "smart and able to think through problems" part down pat. I'm just looking for a little extra edge so they don't dismiss me for being a rookie.
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