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Old 02-13-2013, 05:50 PM
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How hard can the "Introduction to General Insurance" exam be?
Exactly, it's not like there are dozens of lines of insurance each with their own quirks. Anybody that knows a bit about auto insurance in Iowa is practically ready to underwrite med mal for neurosurgeons.
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Yes!!! More Canadian defectors...wait what. But come on it is comical that allies for up north gladly take the money to support SOA's cause against the CAS.

Can't wait to meet these snakes at a CAS meeting.
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Does anybody now really think Brad Smith came up with this idea?

lolz.
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Does anybody now really think Brad Smith came up with this idea?

lolz.
Can you say IAA?
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I'm signed up for the info emails on FSA-GI, and I just got another one.

Most of the info below has been put out there elsewhere, but just putting it in one place for convenience
I just signed up, too. See if they will allow a retired FSA.
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I think it's actually reasonable for candidates to take the CAS modules before taking any of the prelims. IMO, for a somewhat small investment of time and effort (about 1 month each), you receive valuable information about the P&C industry.
I'm health track, but I may use the GI modules for general knowledge.
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So syllabuses for FSA exams were put up today.

Let's see what we've got:

Intro to Ratemaking and Reserving
http://www.soa.org/education/exam-re...reserving.aspx

....and that's it.

direct link to syllabus
http://www.soa.org/Files/Edu/edu-201...ratemaking.pdf

Any thoughts from the knowledgeable?

I can comment from the point of view from other FSA tracks: dang, so lucky to have so few texts to be required.
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Actuarial Control Cycle = lol.
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It is a slap in the face to the CAS that they are referencing CAS papers in the syllabus, with links to the CAS site!
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So syllabuses for FSA exams were put up today.

Let's see what we've got:

Intro to Ratemaking and Reserving
http://www.soa.org/education/exam-re...reserving.aspx

....and that's it.

direct link to syllabus
http://www.soa.org/Files/Edu/edu-201...ratemaking.pdf

Any thoughts from the knowledgeable?

I can comment from the point of view from other FSA tracks: dang, so lucky to have so few texts to be required.
Looks pretty much the same as the current CAS 5 with some added catastrophe modeling material (I'm ignoring the control cycle crap).

Given that CAS exams 5 and 6 pretty much translate to the proposed SOA exams, minus the final advanced P&C topics or ERM exam, they're doing what they proposed. The FSA-GI will essentially be a bit more advanced than the ACAS education since it will be the ACAS requirements plus one exam (ERM or advanced topics).
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