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Forum: Statistics 05-10-2018, 04:44 PM
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Views: 342
Posted By Noumenon84
Smile VEE Coaching Actuaries Expiration

Does the coaching actuaries course expire after the 120 days? If so and you "fail" by running out of time do you get to continue the course because of the "guaranteed pass" policy?
Forum: General 05-09-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By Noumenon84
Smile VEE Coaching Actuaries Expiration

Does the coaching actuaries course expire after the 120 days? If so and you "fail" by running out of time do you get to continue the course because of the "guaranteed pass" policy?
Forum: Modules 1-5 10-07-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Noumenon84
Okay. What I wrote is even hard for me to...

Okay. What I wrote is even hard for me to swallow. I am really trying to focus on the overall process and methodology for my calculation of ssex and cex. I have very little to back up my...
Forum: Modules 1-5 10-07-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Noumenon84
Disintegration into Hell -- How hellish?

For the disintegration into hell scenario how deep into hell is it reasonable to model? Where on the spectrum to economic troubles to society devolving into tribal communities would you go?
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-06-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By Noumenon84
Also, don't be too stressed over being able to...

Also, don't be too stressed over being able to model the cashflows. You will most likely have a program that does that for you. What is important for a pension actuary is understanding the...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-06-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By Noumenon84
All good points. Eventually contacted our...

All good points. Eventually contacted our compliance guy and seemed like as you said it is open for interpretation and not something an auditor would get hung up on. They actually recently got...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-06-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By Noumenon84
One of the questions they may ask you is what...

One of the questions they may ask you is what kinds of assumptions you would need in order to model cashflows. The main assumptions I would list are turnover (how long someone actively works at a...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-06-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By Noumenon84
Calculating the Post-Egtrra 415(b)(1)(A) DB limit

I was just asked to estimate the 2018 limit, which based on a few resources I found (one being Mercer), indicate that it will be increasing to $220k.

I haven't calculated this before, but I was...
Forum: Modules 1-5 09-06-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By Noumenon84
Grading every exercise?

Did the SOA just start grading all of the end of module exercises? If so, when did this begin? Thanks.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-30-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By Noumenon84
Schedule R Line 3

Line 3 on Schedule R asks for the "Number of participants (living or deceased) whose benefits were distributed in a single sum, during the plan year."
I am having a difficult time finding the...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 01-23-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,185
Posted By Noumenon84
Question Amended 5500 Filing help

I have a client that I need to do a revised 2013 schedule SB for. I am hoping someone can confirm my understanding of the filing process so that we can communicate it to the client who does the...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 05-25-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,552
Posted By Noumenon84
I only started in pensions 2 years ago, but I...

I only started in pensions 2 years ago, but I work on both corporate and multi-employer plans. The freedom you have in choosing your assumptions really is scarry when compared to corporate plans. ...
Forum: Statistics 09-19-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,308
Posted By Noumenon84
Yes, I completely agree! I'm "glad" there are...

Yes, I completely agree! I'm "glad" there are others that had issues with these same questions.

I actually spent 7 minutes at the onset writing up the ~35 equations I felt I needed so I could...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 06-16-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By Noumenon84
Finding Benefit Formula for a Specific Plan

If you were doing research for a benchmarking project where would you go if you wanted to find specifics regarding another plan's benefit formula?
Forum: General 05-03-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 262,111
Posted By Noumenon84
I would say exam C is the hardest to study for...

I would say exam C is the hardest to study for but that MFE generates the toughest/trickiest exams.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 04-14-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,085
Posted By Noumenon84
Names go up tomorrow and transcript Monday

Names go up tomorrow and transcript Monday
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-02-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Noumenon84
It's fine.

It's fine.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 03-30-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,078
Posted By Noumenon84
February Grades?

Has anyone heard anything about when the names and/or candidate ID numbers are going to be released forthe 2011 February sitting?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-20-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20,068
Views: 2,056,910
Posted By Noumenon84
Why do so many food items having warnings about...

Why do so many food items having warnings about being made near peanuts?
Who is going around placing peanuts in all of these factories?
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,783
Posted By Noumenon84
When they offer you something to drink graciously...

When they offer you something to drink graciously accept. You will appreciate having it.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,957
Posted By Noumenon84
Philosophy degree for me. I also went 5 for 5 on...

Philosophy degree for me. I also went 5 for 5 on the prelim exams with the help of ASM and TIA exclusively.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-25-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,721
Views: 657,222
Posted By Noumenon84
What else, besides classes that prepare you for...

What else, besides classes that prepare you for preliminary exams, is usually a part of the curriculum for an Actuarial Science degree?
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-22-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,629
Posted By Noumenon84
It depends on what your exam looks like. Though,...

It depends on what your exam looks like. Though, I always find that all tests look unique and unlike anything else for the first five to fifteen minutes until your nerves calm down. Then once you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-20-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By Noumenon84
I waited two weeks and emailed someone else at...

I waited two weeks and emailed someone else at the same company.

I forget which one it was but one of them forwarded my resume to the hiring manager and I got an interview. So, maybe try someone...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-20-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By Noumenon84
That seems like a lot of work. For me a simpler...

That seems like a lot of work. For me a simpler way to look at it was not that you have 2 seperate ones, but that from the sample, ones have a probability of 2/3. So 111 is (2/3)^3. 113 is (3...
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