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Forum: Modules 1-5 04-02-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 402
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Posted By Bassooner
I did the old FAP so haven't seen the new EMA...

I did the old FAP so haven't seen the new EMA grading criteria. However, I'm guessing that it makes sense if you consider that for the modules, a pass is defined as Meets Minimum Requirements. Each...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-02-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Bassooner
Impossible to tell at this point, as it is very...

Impossible to tell at this point, as it is very sensitive to when COVID peaks, if it recurs, and how many elective procedures are rescheduled for later in the year (or next year). One scenario we've...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-01-2020, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Bassooner
My local university is moving to allow students...

My local university is moving to allow students to opt for P/NP rather than letter grades, both for winter and spring quarters. That by itself is reasonable. The catch is that they're allowing...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-26-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,471
Posted By Bassooner
Nthing that your company would use a VPN for a...

Nthing that your company would use a VPN for a personal laptop.

My company in the past has issued laptops to folks who travel and/or need them for presenting at meetings and issued desktops to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5,408
Views: 363,554
Posted By Bassooner
This article from WaPo yesterday is optimistic...

This article from WaPo yesterday is optimistic that we can produce a long-lasting vaccine because the virus hasn't mutated much since it was first sequenced:...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-24-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Bassooner
Our Medicare inpatient census counts (in the PNW...

Our Medicare inpatient census counts (in the PNW / Mountain West) are still looking normal as of this morning, though I'm expecting the shoe to drop within the next week. Suspect that any...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-13-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Bassooner
This. I've had the "If your desired premium...

This. I've had the "If your desired premium reduction causes us to have to price in a negative margin, there is literally no way for us to 'make it up on volume'" conversation more times than I care...
Forum: Financial Economics 02-27-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,540
Posted By Bassooner
Purchased: 2/11/19 Started: 2/12/19 ...

Purchased: 2/11/19
Started: 2/12/19
Expiration date: 2/29/20
Submitted: 2/27/20

Really procrastinated on this one because it felt somewhat similar to actual work :D Hopefully I passed so I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-24-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Bassooner
If they're 25 and under, then they can be on...

If they're 25 and under, then they can be on their parents' insurance and probably wouldn't want to start paying for additional coverage .

Also, there's a lot of churn in the individual market....
Forum: Modules 1-5 02-17-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 83,320
Posted By Bassooner
Maybe we'll revise the first time an analyst...

Maybe we'll revise the first time an analyst takes 20 attempts to pass all the EMAs :lol:

IA retakes were $500 apiece in the old FAP, so if we were willing to cover $1000 of IA retakes, we should...
Forum: Modules 1-5 02-17-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 83,320
Posted By Bassooner
We previously had a $3K raise for passing IA and...

We previously had a $3K raise for passing IA and a $3K raise for passing FA, and all we did was change the IA raise to apply when all 7 EMAs are passed. Our general policy on retakes is that we'll...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 02-12-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,792
Posted By Bassooner
DP is on Tuesday, Oct 27 this fall, with segment...

DP is on Tuesday, Oct 27 this fall, with segment A in the morning and segment C in the afternoon.

Source: 2020 Fall Examination Schedule (pdf)...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 01-23-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 48,119
Posted By Bassooner
I was curious, so I took a stab at putting...

I was curious, so I took a stab at putting together a simplified model for the impact of the transition grading structure. I assumed grades on each segment were both binomially distributed (n = 10, p...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 01-21-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,150
Posted By Bassooner
Ordered MATE materials today. Not planning on...

Ordered MATE materials today. Not planning on sitting until the fall (spring sitting is a bear with pricing deadlines), but will keep an eye on this thread since I'm hoping to get a head start on...
Forum: Health - Disability 01-16-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By Bassooner
Medicare Part D -- Rejected PDE Adjustments

Hypothetical: You submit a PDE record for a Part D RX claim, and it's accepted by CMS. You later submit an adjusted version of the same claim, and CMS rejects the adjusted claim. Will the original...
Forum: Diversions 01-14-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bassooner
[On preview] I think Dr T is right that you're...

[On preview] I think Dr T is right that you're thinking of Oh Hell.

I've always gone both directions (so from 1-card hands to 10-card hands then back down to 1), with scoring for each hand...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 01-13-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 48,119
Posted By Bassooner
FVA 8, DPA 8 Huh, I definitely didn't feel...

FVA 8, DPA 8

Huh, I definitely didn't feel equally good about both parts.
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 01-10-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 48,119
Posted By Bassooner
Passed DPA and FVA! Between that and getting...

Passed DPA and FVA! Between that and getting engaged last night, it lessens the sting of having to travel home from Jamaica today :)
Forum: Health - Disability 01-06-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bassooner
Note that the SOA study notes aren't really...

Note that the SOA study notes aren't really notes; they're a collection of articles that form part of the exam syllabus (along with portions of a few books and some additional online articles)...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-18-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 40,563
Posted By Bassooner
I got a 5:30 AM call from a recruiter a couple...

I got a 5:30 AM call from a recruiter a couple weeks ago. Assuming it's because they're in New York and didn't look at / think about my West Coast location. Debated calling back to chew them out but...
Forum: Health - Disability 12-18-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bassooner
I was curious and looked at a few million member...

I was curious and looked at a few million member months of MMR data, and the highest Part C risk score in the set was a 15.332 (from PY2019 so could change with final sweeps). Next highest was 13.002.
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 11-06-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 48,119
Posted By Bassooner
I made a mistake in calculating P% when applying...

I made a mistake in calculating P% when applying the formula -- I think I would have been better off just calculating the savings from first principles :mad:
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 11-01-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 48,119
Posted By Bassooner
The 42nd month is from time 41 to time 42, so the...

The 42nd month is from time 41 to time 42, so the last payment happens at t=41.
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 11-01-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 48,119
Posted By Bassooner
Because the payments are at the start of the...

Because the payments are at the start of the month, there are only two payments remaining after the t=39 payment. (I set up the way you did initially but then realized that couldn't be right because...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 11-01-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 48,119
Posted By Bassooner
I interpreted the same way he did and said you...

I interpreted the same way he did and said you needed an unpaid premium reserve (an asset) for the two weeks of coverage not yet paid for.
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