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Old 05-24-2018, 05:28 PM
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Monopoly at work here. SOA general track doesn't really count as competition when your bosses are CAS members.

I bet CAS can double the cost and people would still take it.
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I got an email from the CAS yesterday (5/23) saying that I had not signed up for a proctor. I sent them two names last week and both received proctor instructions on Tuesday (5/22). I replied with that info and haven't heard back. One of the proctors sent a follow up to the same guy that emailed me from the CAS to make sure everything is squared away. We haven't received any further communication 24 hours later. We're going to follow up tomorrow and probably call if we don't hear back from them. It's concerning we're 2 work days away and things seem not to be squared away.
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Monopoly at work here. SOA general track doesn't really count as competition when your bosses are CAS members.

I bet CAS can double the cost and people would still take it.
You say that now, but there are talks amongst the insurance commissioners to review the requirements for signing opinions (which is really the only thing keeping the SOA GI track from being legitimate). Within the next few years, they will get all the same legal authority as FCAS and we will surely see the demise of the CAS.
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Why does proctor needs to watch student screen? I have not try the TrueAbility test environment, but isn't it a virtual machine where everything else is blocked and you are locked into that one program until you quit? What's the point of watching student screen then? I thought proctor is more for the physical environment, not the virtual one.
No, you just access the trueability website through an ordinary copy of chrome. The computer isn't locked down in any way. The proctor needs to watch and make sure the student doesn't leave that window.

Which also makes it a much bigger ask than pen and paper proctoring. I'm expecting it to be boring as hell, too.
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No, you just access the trueability website through an ordinary copy of chrome. The computer isn't locked down in any way. The proctor needs to watch and make sure the student doesn't leave that window.

Which also makes it a much bigger ask than pen and paper proctoring. I'm expecting it to be boring as hell, too.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:21 AM
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You say that now, but there are talks amongst the insurance commissioners to review the requirements for signing opinions (which is really the only thing keeping the SOA GI track from being legitimate). Within the next few years, they will get all the same legal authority as FCAS and we will surely see the demise of the CAS.
I wouldn't say that's the only thing, Baehan.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:52 AM
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https://www.soa.org/board-communicat...anizations.pdf

Apparently, SOA GI does not meet qualification standards. Only FCAS does.
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You say that now, but there are talks amongst the insurance commissioners to review the requirements for signing opinions (which is really the only thing keeping the SOA GI track from being legitimate). Within the next few years, they will get all the same legal authority as FCAS and we will surely see the demise of the CAS.
I was under the impression that it was the AAA that set the requirements for signing opinions (though surely in conjunction with NAIC). In fact, one of the panel members at COP stated they were not AAA members because they didn't sign opinions, so there was no need to pay that annual membership.
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No, the NAIC decides who is qualified. It has generally decided to trust the AAA, but the actual authority is with the NAIC and each state.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:45 AM
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Does anyone know how to access the True Ability compatibility test again?
The link on the CAS technical requirements page gives me an error now.
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