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Forum: Health - Disability 06-02-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Bassooner
It's a bit hazy, but I think The Handbook of...

It's a bit hazy, but I think The Handbook of Employee Benefits, on the Group & Health Core syllabus, had a lot of material related to ERISA requirements.
Forum: Financial Economics 05-27-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,665
Posted By Bassooner
Hit the 3-month mark today and still waiting.

Hit the 3-month mark today and still waiting.
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 05-26-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Bassooner
Assuming that all the services in your example...

Assuming that all the services in your example are primary care and that the dollar amounts are allowed amounts, they'd be assigned to ACO A. The "measured by Medicare allowed charges" in the reading...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-15-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Bassooner
My intern this summer will at least start...

My intern this summer will at least start remotely (and I expect we'll be WFH the entire summer).
Forum: Statistics for Risk Modeling 05-11-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,085
Posted By Bassooner
I had two coworkers scheduled to take SRM at two...

I had two coworkers scheduled to take SRM at two different testing centers in Portland, OR this morning. One coworker is taking her exam as scheduled. The other showed up to find Prometric locked,...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 04-30-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,947
Posted By Bassooner
https://www.soa.org/education/general-info/curricu...

https://www.soa.org/education/general-info/curriculum-changes-faqs/ (https://www.soa.org/education/general-info/curriculum-changes-faqs/)
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-24-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By Bassooner
My pay's gone up slightly -- the company added a...

My pay's gone up slightly -- the company added a monthly $75 telecommuting stipend for non-execs.
Forum: Health - Disability 04-21-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By Bassooner
Adding to what BruteForce said, CMS would have no...

Adding to what BruteForce said, CMS would have no way of doing this because in most cases they don't know what contract rates are in place or being assumed for specific providers (at least during the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,888
Posted By Bassooner
Prior to this, I always thought I was more...

Prior to this, I always thought I was more productive in the office than at home, but I think that's just because I never got past the initial settling in-phase when working from home on an as-needed...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-15-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By Bassooner
Silvio Gesell proposed this back in the 1890s....

Silvio Gesell proposed this back in the 1890s. It's a specific instance of demurrage (carrying cost of owning or holding currency). His idea was that money would have an expiration date, and you...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-14-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 782
Posted By Bassooner
My GF and I used Freshly for a while last year...

My GF and I used Freshly for a while last year (refrigerated, not frozen, meals). Majority of the meals were pretty good, though we eventually dropped it when we had more capacity for cooking and...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-10-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
Posted By Bassooner
Our (Medicare) March incurred and paid is...

Our (Medicare) March incurred and paid is actually on the high side of normal, despite our hospital census counts plummeting. I suspect that what's going on is that most of the...
Forum: Modules 1-5 04-02-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 156,378
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: 909
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
Replies: 8,650
Views: 683,254
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: 2,262
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: 8,650
Views: 683,254
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: 15
Views: 1,948
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: 897
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: 46
Views: 18,665
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: 410
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: 708
Views: 156,378
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: 708
Views: 156,378
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: 92
Views: 10,947
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: 50,840
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...
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