Society Of Actuaries Podcasts Feed



This is the official podcast channel of the Society of Actuaries.


  • Actuary of the Future: Launching Your Actuarial Career: Jennifer Lang

    01/12/2023 Duração: 36min

    Join Jennifer Lang, FIAA and Chris Smith, ASA for a great discussion on this latest episode of the Actuary of the Future section’s podcast for aspiring actuaries. Topics include actuaries’ intersection with the field of data science, our role in helping manage the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and - of course - tips and tools for early-career actuaries.

  • Marketing and Distribution Section: Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in Insurance Product Development

    01/12/2023 Duração: 35min

    Discover the role that a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) has in insurance product development in our two-part podcast series. Experts Joe Alaimo and Chris Siudzinski explore how MVP and agile software development can innovate insurance solutions.

  • Emerging Topics Community: Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in Insurance Product Development

    01/12/2023 Duração: 35min

    Discover the role that a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) has in insurance product development in our two-part podcast series. Experts Joe Alaimo and Chris Siudzinski explore how MVP and agile software development can innovate insurance solutions.

  • Young Professional Advisory Council: Being an Actuary in Latin America - Part One

    29/11/2023 Duração: 23min

    Join Roberto Gomez, ASA, and Kiu Yuen, FSA, as they explore the Actuarial world within Latin America with their expert panel within a two part episode. This discussion promises a rich conversation covering topics like the journey of becoming an actuary, the role of SOA in Latin America, and the myriad career paths that actuaries can embark upon. Whether you're an aspiring actuary or an industry professional, this episode is your gateway to understanding the nuances of being an actuary in Latin America. Keep an eye out for Part 2 of this episode, releasing in December. Please enjoy our Spanish introduction by our Host, Roberto Gomez, ASA!

  • Young Professional Advisory Council: A Little Help from My Friends: The Power of Networking with SOA Sections

    30/10/2023 Duração: 19min

    Join Morgan Zuidema, FSA, and Bryon Robidoux as they take you into the world of SOA Sections. Uncover the practical insights, tools, and strategies that can help you leverage Sections to advance your professional journey through becoming a "Friend of a Section". Gain a comprehensive understanding of what Sections are, their tangible benefits, and how they can be a pivotal asset in shaping your career for success.

  • Emerging Topics Community: Actuaries in the Age of AI: A conversation with ChatGPT

    12/10/2023 Duração: 14min

    In this captivating podcast, Joe Alaimo, CEO of ProComp, sits down with ChatGPT, one of the most advanced AI models, to delve into the future of the actuarial profession.  ChatGPT provides thought-provoking insights and predictions on where the profession is headed, the challenges that lie ahead, and the opportunities that come with embracing innovation. Whether you're a seasoned actuary, a student, or just someone fascinated by the intersection of AI and actuarial science, this podcast offers a fresh perspective unlike any other. Tune in to stay ahead of the curve and be part of the conversation shaping the next chapter of the actuarial world.

  • Social Insurance & Public Finance Section: Episode 4 - Social Security: A Look Ahead

    11/10/2023 Duração: 38min

    In the conclusion of a four-part series, Bruce Schobel and Geof Hileman discuss what lies ahead for the Social Security program. The trust funds are projected to be depleted around 2034, but what does that really mean for beneficiaries? And what can be done?

  • Social Insurance & Public Finance Section: Episode 3 - Social Security: Benefit Calculations

    11/10/2023 Duração: 36min

    In Part 3 of a four-part series, Bruce Schobel and Geof Hileman dive deep into some of the finer calculation details related to Social Security benefits. If you don't know what a bend point or a COLA is, this episode is for you.

  • Social Insurance & Public Finance Section: Episode 2 - Social Security: Key Beneficiary Decisions

    11/10/2023 Duração: 47min

    In Part 2 of a four-part series, Bruce Schobel and Geof Hileman analyze some of the key decisions that retirees face, most importantly the critical question of when to start receiving Social Security benefits. Disability benefits and spousal benefits are also covered in this episode.

  • Social Insurance & Public Finance Section: Episode 1 - Social Security: An Overview

    11/10/2023 Duração: 33min

    In Part 1 of a four-part series, Bruce Schobel and Geof Hileman discuss the history and structure of the Social Security program, which provides benefits to over 66 million Americans each month. In this episode, you will learn why you should care about this program, both as an actuary and as a taxpayer and likely future beneficiary.

  • Actuary of the Future: Launching Your Actuarial Career: Dominic Lee, The Maverick Actuary

    02/10/2023 Duração: 48min

    The Maverick Actuary, Dominic Lee, ACAS reflects on his dynamic career journey which traverses insurance, software, content creation, and public speaking with host Chris Smith, ASA. Dominic shares granular insights on opportunities for actuaries outside of insurance, AI's impact on the actuarial profession, navigating career moves, presenting to senior leaders, and working remotely in a post-pandemic world. 

  • Young Professional Advisory Council: The Actuary’s International Roadmap

    25/09/2023 Duração: 21min

    Join us for a captivating episode as YPAC Member Silver Zhou, FSA, MAAA, sits down with special guest Andres (Andy) Montes, ASA, MAAA, MBA. Delving into Andy's one-of-a-kind international career journey, offering valuable insights for those looking to shape their own distinctive career paths. Discover the benefits of working abroad and how to seize those exciting prospects!

  • Actuary of the Future: Launching Your Actuarial Career: Mary Pat Campbell

    18/09/2023 Duração: 33min

    Join Chris Smith, ASA, and Mary Pat Campbell, FSA for an insightful discussion full of tips and tricks for early-career actuaries and those aspiring to enter the field (as well as a brief detour into the topic of poker).

  • Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section: Everyday Entrepreneur: From Dance to Actuarial Innovation

    13/09/2023 Duração: 34min

    Host Rong Rong, FSA, CPCU, and Arthur da Silva, FSA, FCIA, talk about how dancing and music relate to an actuarial career and what day-to-day work is like in a start-up company.

  • Long Term Care Section: LTC Innovation and Wellness

    13/09/2023 Duração: 29min

    Roger Loomis and Erik Wenzel discuss Assured Allies wellness program which reports it can reduce LTC claim costs by 18%.

  • Health Section: SDOH Beyond the Numbers

    11/09/2023 Duração: 26min

    Listen in as host Jackie Lee and guests Rebecca Owen and Sara Teppema delve into the intricate world of social determinants of health (SDOH) and their profound impact on actuarial workstreams. They explore how SDOH data, sourced from a range of primary and secondary sources, shapes actuarial decisions in the healthcare sector. From ethical considerations surrounding human data to the evolving landscape of health information, they discuss the strategies and insights that guide actuaries in leveraging SDOH data responsibly. Tune in to discover how actuaries and health insurance professionals can harness this rapidly evolving area to drive positive outcomes and contribute to a healthier future.  

  • Emerging Topics Community: AI and the Future of Actuarial Work: Shaping the Future of Insurance and Actuarial Science

    08/09/2023 Duração: 21min

    Welcome to the final episode of our 3-part series on AI and ChatGPT and their implications for actuaries. In this concluding episode, Joe Alaimo, CEO of ProComp, is joined by Deloitte AIS team members and AI experts Andrew McLeod and Harrison Jones to explore the future trajectory of AI technology and its potential disruption of the insurance and actuarial professions. They reflect on the lessons learned from the adoption of ML/AI technologies in the past decade and anticipate how the impact of General AI (GAI) and Large Language Models (LLM) might deviate from this path. The conversation then navigates through the ethical and professional challenges that could arise with the implementation of GAIs and LLMs in the actuarial profession, strategies insurers can adopt to leverage these technologies while mitigating risks, and how the job market for actuaries might be reshaped with increased adoption of these advanced tools. This podcast offers a fascinating insight into the evolving landscape of the actuarial p

  • Financial Reporting Section: Assumption Governance Overview

    30/08/2023 Duração: 20min

    Industry experts discuss the latest trends and developments relating to assumption governance, especially as it relates to financial reporting and valuation work.

  • Young Professional Advisory Council: Supporting the Future

    28/08/2023 Duração: 15min

    Join Young Professional Advisory Council Chair Kiu Yuen, FSA, MAAA as she chats with SOA’s Beth Gall, Senior Director, Member and Candidate Engagement. Beth discusses the various ways SOA supports candidates, members, DEI initiatives and volunteerism. 

  • Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section: Everyday Entrepreneur: Conversation with a Generalist Actuary

    31/07/2023 Duração: 42min

    Host Rong Rong, FSA, CPCU, learns about uncommon actuarial and entrepreneurship experiences with generalist actuary Sam Wehner, ASA, MAAA.

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