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Old 11-13-2017, 11:27 AM
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The exams are posted:
https://www.soa.org/Education/Exam-R...oice-exam.aspx
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:28 PM
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BRB - still trying to figure out how to calculate the payor’s portion of Medicare Supplement Plan C
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:15 PM
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I actually felt ok about the exam when I finished it but now looking back I'm feeling more and more like I'll be taking it again in the Spring. But I'm using my same strategy of forgetting about it while I enjoy the holidays then see what I need to study on January 12th.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:33 PM
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Was anyone able to solve part c of question 13 (the private exchange question)? I couldn't figure out what we were supposed to use for Prince's costs in the previous year, and now after reviewing the question for a while, I still can't.

It's easy to figure out Prince's current costs as a function of the new employee contribution, but without anything to compare it to, the question seems impossible to answer.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:45 PM
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From what I've seen here and discussed with others, this seems to be the consensus (that Prince's starting costs were needed to solve it and this wasn't provided). A few I've talked to (myself included) picked an assumption for what Prince's costs would be and solved based on the stated assumption. I also wrote on my exam that this was a needed piece of information and was not in the question.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:57 PM
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l think l remember hearing at the Mate seminar that the pass mark can vary from sitting to sitting, based on the exam writers’ opinion of the exam difficulty... so I’m sure it’s all speculation at this point, but does anybody have any good guesses at what the pass mark would be for this sitting?
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:36 PM
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l think l remember hearing at the Mate seminar that the pass mark can vary from sitting to sitting, based on the exam writers’ opinion of the exam difficulty... so I’m sure it’s all speculation at this point, but does anybody have any good guesses at what the pass mark would be for this sitting?
this is how people go crazy. Counting the points they think they got and comparing it to a speculative pass mark... I know because i did this today.

62 is as good of guess as any.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:49 PM
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I did this too haha. I figured something in the 60s, thinking probably 80% a 5 and 20% a 6.
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