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Forum: Software & Technology 05-04-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,059
Posted By TwoStep
Ditto. I'm only using 2 of the 3 units and I can...

Ditto. I'm only using 2 of the 3 units and I can stream 4k just fine over wifi from a different floor and I get good coverage out in the back yard.
Forum: Health - Disability 11-15-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By TwoStep
This has the file layout and the meanings of all...

This has the file layout and the meanings of all the code fields, for all the data feeds, not the just the MMR.

They update it usually once every one or two years.
...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 09-08-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,322
Posted By TwoStep
How many people from actuarial directory did you...

How many people from actuarial directory did you contact, and how many sent any sort of response?
Forum: Health - Disability 04-03-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Posted By TwoStep
They're offered almost everywhere though. Most...

They're offered almost everywhere though. Most people have access to at least one carrier, but the majority have access to over 5.

Bottom of page 355 (13):...
Forum: Health - Disability 10-11-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By TwoStep
I agree, the gap would probably close with...

I agree, the gap would probably close with adequate rates.

I'm not as close to the ACA market place; are a lot of silver plans HMOs? And aren't most employer plans PPOs, meaning there's some care...
Forum: Health - Disability 02-24-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By TwoStep
No. CMS posts some industry data, but they don't...

No. CMS posts some industry data, but they don't publish the actual BPTs.

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Advantage/Plan-Payment/Plan-Payment-Data.html
Forum: Software & Technology 10-02-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,791
Posted By TwoStep
A lot of companies use SAS as either a data...

A lot of companies use SAS as either a data warehouse or an ad-hoc querying environment.

I'm not as familiar with R, but its not really meant for warehousing is it?
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-31-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By TwoStep
It depends on who buys them. They are mostly...

It depends on who buys them. They are mostly Medicare, so if a player with a small Medicare footprint buys them, there would probably not be a lot of layoffs because there wont be a ton of redundant...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By TwoStep
Generally, you need to be eligible for A+B to...

Generally, you need to be eligible for A+B to enroll in Part C, however, there are a few Part B only Part C plans.

For enrollment (not eligibility), a lot of times when you run into a Part B only...
Forum: Health - Disability 01-21-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By TwoStep
If you have access to some members' diagnosis...

If you have access to some members' diagnosis codes and CMS risk score, you can compare the two. Otherwise, it is hard to validate.
Forum: Health - Disability 01-20-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By TwoStep
It would not be exact, but it would be close. I...

It would not be exact, but it would be close. I would suggest looking at the Medicare Managed Care Manual (link at the bottom). The hierarchy is the hardest part to do. There are a few nuances you...
Forum: Health - Disability 01-16-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By TwoStep
http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/MedicareA...

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/MedicareAdvtgSpecRateStats/Risk-Adjustors.html

The above has links to the SAS code. The model changes often, so what is listed under 2013 has the models in...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 11-06-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,740
Posted By TwoStep
Its got to be something else too though. There...

Its got to be something else too though. There are about 10 candidates for every volunteer that goes to Vegas (roughly 2 graders per a question). That's $5,000-$6,000 per a grader compared to $800 in...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 11-05-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,841
Posted By TwoStep
Or go to modules. I think a lot of the stuff on 7...

Or go to modules. I think a lot of the stuff on 7 (mostly advanced reserving techs), 8 (mostly CAT and some GLM stuff) and some on 9 (financial modeling) would be better to do online, especially if...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-05-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,106
Posted By TwoStep
Doesn't outlook usually say ' on behalf of ' when...

Doesn't outlook usually say ' on behalf of ' when the delegate is used?
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 10-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By TwoStep
I think the graders are really just looking at...

I think the graders are really just looking at your thought process, so you don't need to show every single step you do in the calculator.

However in the event your answer is wrong, if you show...
Forum: Health - Disability 10-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By TwoStep
Hey, long time no see. Where on their...

Hey, long time no see.

Where on their website is the BPT WS1 data?
Forum: Health - Disability 10-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By TwoStep
MA rate filings only go to CMS, and they don't...

MA rate filings only go to CMS, and they don't make them public. CMS does release rich data sets with enrollment and premium. You can find MA enrollment here:
...
Forum: Health - Disability 09-04-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,719
Posted By TwoStep
This is some documentation/training from CMS.gov:...

This is some documentation/training from CMS.gov:

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/MedicareAdvtgSpecRateStats/BidTrainingIntro.html
Forum: Software & Technology 09-03-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By TwoStep
Has anyone had success installing Hadoop? I was...

Has anyone had success installing Hadoop? I was trying to learn more about it too, but the installation stopped me.
Forum: Software & Technology 08-20-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By TwoStep
Same. MSDN has a lot of good examples too. I...

Same. MSDN has a lot of good examples too. I prefer C#, but it is much easier to leap to vb.net from office vba.

It helps if you look at code that has something to do with what you are interested...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,598
Posted By TwoStep
I've seen situations where new employees were not...

I've seen situations where new employees were not really needed, but their positions were filled any way just because we were given FTE spots during a growth spurt. We were afraid that if we didn't...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-12-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By TwoStep
See attached. It uses this: ...

See attached. It uses this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

Change the yellow cell to change all the random numbers in column D.
Forum: CAS Exams - General 08-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,080
Posted By TwoStep
I've got my FCAS and work at a large health...

I've got my FCAS and work at a large health insurer. I can only speak to work in the US, but generally, the technical pieces of the upper level CAS exams transfer over well to health (example:...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-31-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,420
Posted By TwoStep
I work from home 100% of the time and the only...

I work from home 100% of the time and the only real requirement I have is high speed internet.

I've only been required to go into an office three times (two for computer problems/upgrades, and...
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