CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The 2017 Annual Meeting marks The International Association of Black Actuaries' 25th year of existence! This year's conference will feature two and a half days of professional development sessions, an outreach event impacting Middle/High School students in the DC area, and opportunities to network with the best that the profession has to offer.

The Annual Meeting culminates with an Awards Reception. At this event, we recognize exam passers, scholarship recipients, newly credentialed actuaries, and those who have volunteered with our organization throughout the year.

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July 27 - 29, 2017 

Capital Hilton, Downtown DC - all events listed take place on site at the hotel

Registration Fees:

High school & college students $125 - 150
Members $200 - 350*
Non-members $275 - 400*

*See registration form for additional options.
*$75-150 price increase after July 1 for non-students.


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SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 27th
9:00am - 3:30pm Corporate Advisory Council Meeting - invitation only
3:30pm - 6:30pm Annual Meeting Registration/Badge Pickup 
4:00pm - 6:00pm Welcome Reception & Community Outreach Event
Friday, July 28th
8:00am - 2:00pm Annual Meeting Registration/Badge Pickup 
8:00am - 8:30am Grab & Go Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am General Opening
9:00am - 10:15am Professional Development Sessions 
Predictive Analytics
Insurance Regulation
Employer Benefit Commitment Survey
10:30am - 11:45am Professional Development Sessions
Failure is an Option:  Succeeding After Failing
Beyond Standard P&C Industry Reserving
PBR - the current state of play
Enterprise Risk Management
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch with Guest Speaker
1:30pm - 3:30pm Career Networking Event
5:00pm - 6:30pm Networking Reception
Saturday, July 29th
8:00am - 10:00am Annual Meeting Registration/Badge Pickup 
8:30am - 9:00am Grab & Go Breakfast
9:00am - 10:15am General Session: Keynote Speaker/Panel
10:30am - 11:45am

Professional Development Sessions
The Actuary vs. The Data Scientist
Value-Based Care
Behavioral Finance 
P&C Risk Transfer and Excess of Loss

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch & Business Session
1:15pm - 2:30pm Professional Development Sessions
Innovation – how can actuaries participate?
Consulting Skills
Professionalism (ASOPs)
5:00pm - 8:00pm Awards Reception

SPEAKER BIOS


Keynote Speakers

David Blumenstein

David is President and CEO of The Segal Group. The Segal Group’s professionals are leaders in a wide range of consulting — actuarial, health benefits, human resources, investment, fiduciary insurance, communications, and technology — with a common mission: providing trusted advice that improves lives.

Like all of his predecessors, he continues to consult because it keeps him energized and connected to Segal’s clients and their issues. His particular expertise is working with and solving problems for multiemployer and international union health, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, but he has also worked with non-profit single employer plans and public sector plans. Throughout his career, he has had many roles, but only one job: contributing to the success of the firm’s clients.

During his 28 years with Segal, Mr. Blumenstein has served in a number of national and regional leadership roles, including multiple terms on The Segal Group’s Board of Directors. As CEO and a Board member, he champions Segal’s role to act responsibly as a corporate citizen within all of our communities across the country. Acting responsibly is about doing what is “right” in how we attract and engage our people at Segal. That means, being fair, transparent, supportive of and an advocate for the well-being of our people.

Prior to joining Segal, Mr. Blumenstein worked for a major insurance company focusing in all areas of employee benefits. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan with a BA in Philosophy. As a committed lifelong learner, he has done numerous continuing education programs, including courses of study at Harvard and the Center for Creative Leadership.

Mr. Blumenstein is a frequent speaker at benefits conferences and other industry forums. He is a published author on both health care and retirement benefit topics.

 

Marjorie Ngwenya, FIA

Marjorie is President-Elect, a member of Council and member of the Management Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). Marjorie was elected by the IFoA Council to the presidential team in June 2016 and she will be the first IFoA president to be based outside the UK. From 2009 to 2011 she was Editor of The Actuary magazine circulated to a worldwide readership of over 20,000.

Marjorie is a member of the Group Executive Committee of Liberty Group in South Africa and is responsible for the execution of strategy across the group's multinational insurance, asset management and balance sheet management operations. Marjorie was formerly Chief Risk Officer of Old Mutual’s African Operations.

Marjorie is a qualified actuary and holder of a Sloan Masters of Leadership and Strategy from the London Business School.

She is a trustee board member of the Legal Resources Trust in South Africa supporting the Legal Resources Centre, a human rights organisation founded in 1979. She has represented the IFoA on three tours of the Lord Mayor of London to Africa – engaging with members, employers, prospective members and regulators on how to build actuarial capacity to support the growth and maturity of their financial markets.

As an actuary who is passionate about continuous development, she has given her time to has teach undergraduate/postgraduate actuarial students at universities in the UK, Kenya and Armenia. She has also tutored in the UK, India, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria and delivered training to the insurance regulator of Mozambique.

She is a Visiting Lecturer at Cass Business School, UK and has presented at a number of industry conferences

 


Master of Ceremonies

Chris Cooper

Seen on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX,  TWO TIME #1 Best-Selling Author, Lifestyle & Procrastination Expert Chris Cooper is one of the most dynamic, engaging and accomplished authors, coaches, trainers and speakers in America. With three academic degrees, numerous professional certifications, book smarts and street smarts this young man of vision, passion and charisma has done it all! From being the youngest Senior Manager ever with a major Fortune 100 Company to starting three businesses, to running with the bulls in Spain and even Walking on Fire, Chris’ life has indeed been and continues to be an exciting adventure.

Chris’ recent accolades include being named annually as Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, being featured in The IMPRINT Magazine as “Young & Relentless”, being featured in Dunia International Magazine, being featured on the UNCF Empower ME Tour, The AT&T 28 Days Movers & Shakers Campaign, being named one of Power 30 under 30, and being named one of GXL Magazine’s Most Influential People.

Chris has worked and consulted for over 55+ Fortune 500 Companies saving them millions of dollars and has transferred that success to his own practice in which he achieves outstanding results for his clients by implementing a customized need-focused approach utilizing best-in-class coaching tools and techniques. His no-nonsense process and system gets results!

 


Presenters

Alan Glickstein, ASA, MAAA

Session: Employer Benefit Commitment Study

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 9:00 - 10:15 AM

Alan, ASA, MAAA, is the North America Retirement Leader for Policies and Procedures, responsible for many of the positions that Willis Towers Watson takes on retirement issues of the day and for advocacy on behalf of our clients. Alan has more than 25 years of experience as an actuary and benefit consultant.

He works extensively with many large clients in several industries and services, increasingly focused on the financial and risk management aspects of benefit plans to some of Willis Towers Watson’s largest clients. Alan specializes in the strategic design and financing of total compensation packages, with a particular concentration in the retirement benefits area. Alan holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Queens College, City University of New York.

 

Philip Barlow

Session: Insurance Regulation

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 9:00 - 10:15 AM

Philip Barlow is the Associate Commissioner for Insurance for the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB). He has been with DISB for 17 years. In his current position, he supervises the agency's Insurance Bureau.

The Insurance Bureau licenses insurance companies and producers, reviews policy rates and forms for insurance sold in the District, and monitors financial solvency and market conduct of insurance companies in the District. Previously, he served as the Assistant Director for Financial Examinations.

Before coming to DISB, Barlow worked for 15 years with a DC-based life insurance company. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioner's Life Risk-Based Capital Working Group and vice chair of the Investment Risk-Based Capital Working Group.

He also serves as a member of the Life Insurance Committee, Capital Adequacy Task Force, Title Insurance Task Force and Valuation of Securities Task Force among other committees for the NAIC. He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries Public Interest Committee and previously served on the AAA's Life Practice Council among other committees. Barlow has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Georgia State University.

 

Reggie Mazyck, ASA

Session: Insurance Regulation

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 9:00 - 10:15 AM

Reggie Mazyck is a Life Actuary with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), where he advises state regulatory actuaries and other parties regarding issues related to reserving, valuation, nonforfeiture and other actuarial concepts. He works closely with the Life Actuarial Task Force, the PBR Implementation Task Force and their subgroups on the development of principle-based reserving standards, model laws and actuarial guidelines.

He has written or contributed to several publications, including State of the Life Insurance Industry: Implication of Industry Trends. Prior to joining the NAIC in 2012, Reggie served as the Enterprise Risk Manager for a DC-based multi-line company and has worked for insurance companies in Washington DC and New York. He is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a major in Actuarial Science.

He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Reggie was also in attendance at the inaugural meeting of the NABA in 1992.

 

Dorothy Andrews, ASA, MAAA

Session: Predictive Analytics

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 9:00 - 10:15 AM

Dorothy Andrews works as a consulting actuary for Merlinos & Associates, Inc. She has more than 25 years of actuarial and insurance experience with life insurance companies, property and casualty insurance companies, reinsurance companies, international consulting firms, government agencies, and academia.

Her responsibilities include predictive analytics, actuarial modeling, capital modeling, and risk management, among many others. Dorothy works primarily in the area of predictive analytics and is a council member of the Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section of the Society of Actuaries. The June/July newsletter of the section swill feature her article entitled, "Predictive Model Building 101. Her expertise is expanding beyond predictive analytics to include the application of prescriptive analytics (an evolution of predictive analytics) and behavioral analytics in insurance.

Dorothy is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Mathematical Statistics from Boston University, a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics and Education from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany.

 

Carrie Kelley, FSA, MAAA

Session: PBR – the current state of play

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Carrie joined Willis Towers Watson in 2012. Her primary areas of practice are individual life insurance, annuities, and COLI/BOLI products. She has assisted clients across a range of M&A, embedded value, and financial modeling issues. Carrie’s recent projects have focused on assisting clients in their PBR implementation efforts.

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Carrie worked at Aon Hewitt for four years where she assisted corporate clients with their COLI policies. Her work included the review, placement, restructuring, and benchmarking of a wide range of COLI products including VUL, UL, WL, leveraged, and stable value products. She also has prior experience designing and pricing COLI products from her three years working at Hartford Life.

Carrie received a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Notre Dame of Maryland University. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

 

Tetteh Otuteye

Session: Beyond Standard P&C Industry Reserving

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

SVP & US Head of Actuarial, Aspen Insurance.

Tetteh joined Aspen in June, 2016 as the Head of US Reserving. In 2017 he was appointed US head of Actuarial, responsible for the delivery of US Actuarial objectives across Pricing and Reserving. Tetteh leads a team of 13 actuaries with responsibilities including the evaluation of the annual US strategic plan, financial reporting, rate adequacy monitoring, reserve evaluation and business segmentation review. Prior to joining Aspen, Tetteh was SVP and Actuary at the Riverstone Group in NH, responsible for reserving, acquisition pricing, capital modeling and claim litigation modeling across large toxic tort claims. Tetteh previously held roles with Guy Carpenter in NY and OneBeacon Insurance in Boston. Tetteh's professional interests and expertise include process improvement, innovation, efficiency delivery, team building, and motivation.

Tetteh enjoys playing soccer, traveling, cooking, meditation, mentoring, poker and other strategy games, reading, and playing with his two ridiculously adorable children. He graduated from Lawrence University in 2003, with a Bachelor of arts in mathematics and economics, and a minor in philosophy.

 

Evelyn Mutagawa

Session: Failure is an Option:  Succeeding After Failing

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Evelyn Mutagawa is a recent college graduate from Drake University. She will be starting a full time job at EY in New York this September as a Property & Casualty entry level staff. Prior to her receiving a full time position, she did five internships while she was in college. In addition to interning at EY, she also interned at Global Atlantic Financial Group, PWC and African Life Assurance.

She currently has passed three actuarial exams and plans on sitting for two more this year. Evelyn enjoys kickboxing and Hulu.

 

Abena Adusei

Session: Failure is an Option:  Succeeding After Failing

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Abena Adusei was born in Ghana, and moved to U.S.A in 2012. She graduated from Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science in May 2006. While at Morgan, she participated in several organizations and held leadership positions in both the Morgan State Affiliate of the International Association of Black Actuaries and the Golden Key International Honors Society.

She currently works as an Actuarial Analyst with Willis Towers Watson in Arlington, Virginia. As a member of the Risk Consulting and Software segment, her projects include: reserving for traditional property and casualty lines, loyalty rewards, pricing and environmental liability. Abena also sits on the advisory board of the Actuarial Science program at Morgan State University. She is passionate about God, networking, service and economic development in Africa. One saying she has lived her life by is: “Sometimes in life, you need to take a step back in order to take two forward.” (Vince McMahon)

 

Fuad Ligali, ASA

Session: Failure is an Option:  Succeeding After Failing

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Fuad Ligali, ASA is an Associate Actuary at Prudential Financial in their Actuarial Leadership Development Program (ALDP). He interned at UnitedHealth Group in the summer of 2012 in Hartford, CT and the following summer, interned at Prudential Financial in Roseland, NJ in their Group Insurance business before returning full-time to the company in July 2014. His first rotation was Retirement-Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) where he priced small to midsize employer pension transactions.

He rotated to Prudential International Insurance (PII) in July 2015 where he worked on Statutory Modeling & Reporting, where his responsibilities included Asset Adequacy Testing (AAT), quarterly financial reporting, and quarterly forecasting, His third rotation was in Enterprise Risk Strategy- Methodology & Analytics where he performed statistical analyses to review market risks and develop stress testing scenarios under the company’s Risk Appetite Framework (RAF). He will be transitioning into his fourth rotation in Corporate Actuarial Pricing Oversight (CAPO) in the summer of 2017.

Fuad received a B.S in Actuarial Science with a minor in Statistics from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2014. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA). He actively volunteers in the city of Newark through many activities including serving as a mentor to young black men with MentoringUSA, and served as a leadership coach to Rutgers-Newark college students in fall 2016.

 

Jessica L. Morse, ASA, MAAA

Session: Failure is an Option:  Succeeding After Failing

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Jessica L. Morse, ASA, MAAA is an Actuarial Associate at Munich Re – US Life where she currently works on the Central Reporting team under the Corporate Actuarial Department. In this role, she holds the responsibility of reviewing and posting both reserves and cash flows used for IFRS, Statutory, and Solvency II reporting. Additionally, Jessica has worked in the Individual Life Pricing department as a modeling analyst for IL new business and as an analyst in the In force Management Department maintaining and strengthening client relationships.

Prior to Munich Re, Jessica worked for 4.5 years at Anthem (formerly WellPoint) on the Georgia Forecasting & Valuation team. There, she was responsible for setting the reserves for the Georgia National health business in addition to booking and reporting reserves for all Georgia lines of business.

Jessica graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She is a past recipient of an IABA scholarship (2008) and has served as the Atlanta Affiliate leader in IABA since January 2012. Outside of her actuarial commitments, Jessica is a faithful volunteer at her Church and served as a volunteer coach for the local community girl’s youth basketball team for 3 years.

 

Kwame Davis, FCAS, MAAA

Session: Failure is an Option:  Succeeding After Failing

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Kwame Davis, FCAS, MAAA is a consulting actuary with Willis Towers Watson. He hails from Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the US in 2001. He is Howard University alum of class 2005 and serves on the board for the center for insurance education. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He currently serves as co-chair for the DC affiliate for the last few years. He also currently serves on the joint committee on encouragement of actuarial diversity, CAS diversity and webinar committees. He has also been a champion of Diversity initiatives at his employer, Willis Towers Watson involved with recruiting and various inclusion initiatives.

 

Lynne Bloome FCAS, MAAA

Session: Risk Transfer & Excess Loss

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Lynne is a director in the actuarial services practice of PwC in Philadelphia. Lynne has worked in the actuarial field for over 25 years, mostly as a consultant. She specializes in reinsurance, unusual exposures, risk transfer, transfer pricing and workers compensation. She currently serves as the Chairman of the CAS Research oversite committee, a member of the CAS Committee on Reserves and a board member of CAMAR.

She has authored papers for the CAS on topics including, Excess Loss Development, Transfer Pricing, Interpolation and use of Initial Expected Loss Ratios.

 

Jonathan Page-Medina

Session: The Actuary vs. The Data Scientist

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Jonathan is an analytics professional with experience in analysis, reporting, forecasting, data mining, predictive analytics, BI dashboards, and optimization. He has an extensive background in the banking industry and has recently crossed over to the insurance space.

In 2016, Jonathan joined Genworth Financial as a Senior Data Analyst in the Life Valuation area where he is primarily responsible for building BI dashboards, analytics, and process improvements.

Prior to Genworth, he worked as a Credit Risk Analyst at SunTrust Banks Inc. in the Consumer Bank Risk Analytics department. He was the data analytics resource for various lines of business with expertise in National Mortgage Settlement consumer relief efforts, payment shock (adjustable rate mortgage resets & interest only expiration), loss mitigation, foreclosure, and other non-performing loans. Jonathan earned a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Decision Analytics from Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Dwayne Husbands, FSA MAAA

Session: Innovation in the Insurance Industry

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 1:15 - 2:30 PM

Dwayne Husbands is a Manager in the Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP’s Financial Services Office. He is based in the firm’s New York Office. Dwayne has over 10 years of experience with Ernst & Young serving insurance and financial services clients.

His skill set includes risk management, forecasting/stress testing, financial reporting, ALM, Actuarial Transformation, merger & acquisitions. Dwayne is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

 

Brandon Wright ASA, MAAA

Session: Innovation in the Insurance Industry

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 1:15 - 2:30 PM

Brandon Wright is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a Senior in the Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. Brandon has over 14 years of experience in the Life Insurance industry, initially with a large insurance carrier and in the last couple of years as a consultant.

In addition to broad knowledge of insurance company operations, Brandon’s work currently focuses on IRS regulation 7702/7702a testing, life insurance illustrations and illustration software development, actuarial modeling, and valuation.

Brandon is a native of Williamsburg, VA and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College and a Master’s degree in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. To complement his professional interests, Brandon actively seeks opportunities to give back to the community in areas where he can be impactful.

This passion for community service has materialized into activities like serving on non-profit boards to church based ministries in his current hometown of Houston, TX.

 

Aaron Sarfatti,
Partner, The Americas Insurance

Session: Behavioral Finance

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Aaron Sarfatti is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s North American insurance practice based in New York with 14 years of experience in financial services, spanning the life insurance, asset management and retail banking sectors.

Aaron has been a driver of intellectual capital development across many focus areas for Oliver Wyman, with recent project execution that includes:

  • Engaged by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to propose, examine and draft new provisions as part of a reform of the variable annuity reserve and capital regulations
  • Support of the primary insurance industry consortium comprised of the most senior risk/finance leaders in the insurance industry to design proposals for the Federal Reserve capital regulations (both capital standard and stress testing)
  • Led Oliver Wyman support of the MetLife challenge to its systemic risk designation by the FSOC, including an exhaustive analysis of the asset liquidation and exposure transmission channels and involving multiple dialogues with the FSOC
  • Product development, management and marketing support across the retirement income sector
  • Numerous M&A diligence assignments across the life insurance, annuity and banking sectors

Additionally, Aaron developed and heads the Oliver Wyman Variable Annuity Service Bureau, a quarterly subscription service that publishes an industry review of product economics for the top 20 guarantees across the variable annuity industry.

Aaron authored several Oliver Wyman publications related to annuities, most recently “A Question of Legacy: Measuring and Managing Behavior Risk in Variable Annuities”, and is a frequent speaker at industry events, actuarial conferences and business schools, most recently engaged in discussions with the Federal Insurance Office and members of the IAIS on systemic risk topics

Aaron’s leadership experience includes a four year role as the Head of the New York Office, which includes more than 250 Oliver Wyman staff

Aaron graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with a concentration in computer science and certificate degrees in finance and public & international affairs. He is a credentialed actuary.

 

Lucretia Hydell, MS, MFA, ASA, MAAA

Session: Value-Based Care

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Lucretia Hydell, MS, MFA, ASA, MAAA recently began a role as a Senior Director at Gateway Health Plan, a company owned by Highmark Health and Trinity Health system, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Prior to her role at Gateway, she worked at Evolent Health for several years.

Evolent partners with health systems across the nation to help accelerate their transformation to value-based care.

In her role at Evolent: she lead the Medicare Advantage team for the PSH partnerships, modeled gainshare arrangement negotiations for two large hospital systems and worked on the blueprint strategy team. During her 11 years in the actuarial field, her experience has ranged from working for startups to the nation's largest insurers in roles which included helping health plans and providers to optimize and execute their financial strategy while ensuring profitability and increasing the effectiveness of their business model.

Prior to becoming an actuary, Lucretia performed, toured and taught as a professional modern dancer for Garth Fagan Dance and Alvin Ailey Arts in Education. She holds an MS in Mathematics and an MFA in Dance and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. When she’s not actuarial-ing, she enjoys raising her new puppy and decorating her DC home.

 

Lilith McGhee, FSA, MAAA

Session: Value-Based Care

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Lilith McGhee, FSA, MAAA, is a Director at Evolent Health, where she leads a team of actuaries responsible for commercial and Medicare Advantage risk sharing arrangements for all Evolent clients, including support during contract negotiations and ongoing operations through financial modeling, performance projections, and improvement strategies.

She also oversees the process to model and report Evolent’s performance-based revenue including opportunities for optimization via medical economics or risk adjustment. Prior to Evolent, Lilith spent four years consulting for employer sponsored health plans. Lilith has a BA in Mathematics from Bellarmine University and volunteers as an alumni mentor for actuarial students. She enjoys running, baking and spending time with her family.

 

John Gingell

Session: Consulting Skills

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 1:15 - 2:30 AM

Expertise

Mr. Gingell is a Senior Vice President and Chief Practice Officer. He is based in the Chicago office. With over 25 years of benefits consulting experience, Mr. Gingell has provided health care and pension consulting advice to clients and specializes in developing strategic, customized solutions to help manage health care and pension plan costs.

His expertise includes claims data mining, aggressively managing vendor contracts, plan design to steer appropriate utilization, and incentivized wellness and disease management alternatives. Mr. Gingell also works to minimize employee dissatisfaction through carefully crafted communications.

He helps clients address the short-term pension funding issues they are facing due to investment market activity while also maintaining focus on the appropriate long-term strategy for retirement replacement income.

Professional Background
Named the firm’s Midwest Regional Leader in 2006, he was responsible for overseeing Segal’s Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Detroit offices. Mr. Gingell previously served as Head of the Cleveland office. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gingell specialized in employee benefits with a major insurance carrier.
Education/Professional Designations

Mr. Gingell received a BS in Business Administration at The Citadel (Charleston, SC). He has taken numerous management, health care, and strategy courses at a variety of institutions and attended the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. Mr. Gingell is active with HR groups, and is a past chair of a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Board.

He is past President of the Foundation Board at Northeastern Illinois University and Chairman of its Finance Committee. Mr. Gingell is also the past Chairman of the Board of the Arts and Business Council in Chicago and remains active on their Board. He is also a recent member of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project Board of Directors. He speaks frequently on health care and pension issues at benefit conferences and other events.

Published Works and Speeches
Recent publications and speeches include:
  • Monitoring Your Professionals,"" IFEBP Annual Conference, November 2016
  • Professional and Personal Development,"" International Association of Black Actuaries, August, 2015
  • Industry Strategies in the ACA Environment,"" IFEBP Health Care Management Conference, April 2014

 

Derek Cedar

Session: Enterprise Risk Management

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Senior Actuary
Corporate Enterprise Risk Management
Washington, D.C.

Derek joined Travelers in 2005 as an actuarial student, working in small business Workers Compensation and Personal Insurance Product Management in Hartford, CT before joining the ERM group in 2007. During his career in ERM, Derek spent time in London working on the implementation of Solvency II and currently resides with his wife in Washington D.C. Prior to Travelers, Derek received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from Boston College.

Derek is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). He currently serves as a member of the CAS Dynamic Risk Modelling Committee, the CAS Exam Writing Committee and is the Treasurer for the Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR).

 

David Driscoll

Session: Professionalim (ASOPs)

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 1:15 - 2:30 PM

David Driscoll is a principal and consulting actuary at Conduent Human Resource Services (which incorporates the legacy firm Buck Consultants), where he serves as a National Public-Sector Consulting Leader. He consults to a wide variety of public-sector clients.

Mr. Driscoll qualified as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1994 and an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA in 1989. He is also a Member from the American Academy of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.

From 2003 through 2006, Mr. Driscoll served as a member of the Pension Committee of the Actuarial Standards Board, which develops and maintains the Actuarial Standards of Practice applicable to pension actuarial work in the United States. In 2015 and 2016, he serves as a member of the General Committee of the Actuarial Standards Board and in that capacity headed the task force that revised ASOP No. 23. He also serves as a member of the California Actuarial Advisory Panel.

Mr. Driscoll holds a baccalaureate degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the University of Rochester.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

You Can’t Eat Once and For All:  Adversity, Diversity, and Leadership

David Blumenstein, President and CEO of The Segal Group, will offer thoughts on the future of the actuarial profession and insight into how Segal is approaching diversity and inclusion.  In addition to providing perspective on current issues, this engaging and inspiring talk will share practical lessons gleaned from his life and 30-year business career.   His formal remarks will be followed by an interactive question and answer session.  



IABA Celebrate. Elevate. Accelerate. Panel

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Celebrate. Elevate. Accelerate.". In this vein, we are excited about a new format idea for this keynote session. This new session will Celebrate the achievements of black actuaries over the last 25 years, Elevate up-and-coming black actuaries through mentoring, and Accelerate our goals of identifying 1,000 black actuaries.

The format will be similar to the Newlywed game, where a junior actuary (who is an active IABA volunteer) will be paired with an experienced actuary. For a period of 6-8 weeks, they will get to know each other and develop a mentoring relationship.

During the session at the annual meeting, the junior actuary will answer questions about their mentor’s experience and how their mentor would react in different situations.



Behavioral Finance
It is often assumed that people typically make rational, informed financial decisions. The field of behavioral finance attempts to explain why this is not necessarily the case, using a combination of cognitive psychology and conventional economics and finance.


Consulting Skills
What consulting entails - from working with clients, carriers, providers, and members.


Employer Benefit Commitment Survey
We have newly updated research on the employer commitment to benefits that tracks over many years in a number of ways how the employer spend for benefits has changed.  We provide some insights into what is driving the trends shown.  We also touch on employee and employer attitudes toward benefits using several other surveys and studies.  All of this work draws heavily on actuarial expertise, both in retirement and healthcare.


Enterprise Risk Management
Every organization faces a myriad of risks. Enterprise risk management allows for the efficient management of these risks. Learn about the various risks facing P&C Insurance Companies and how ERM has developed as a practice to address them.


Failure is an Option - succeeding after failing
In the actuarial profession, failure is inevitable because of the rigorous and arduous nature of exams. Actuarial exams are all about short-term pain for a long-term gain. It is an ultimate nightmare after sacrificing every weekend, cutting down sleeping time and grinding tenaciously only to find the exam impossible, questions ambiguously worded.
In this session, there would be a motivational talk by Chris Cooper followed by a panel to discuss what happens when you hit a roadblock.


Data Science vs Actuarial Science
The market demands proven specialized knowledge and competency in today’s environment. As a result of this, we have data science, predictive analytics, and other quantitative skills overlapping our actuarial skills. During this session, we would learn more about how the job of a data scientist intertwines with that of an actuary.


Innovation in the Insurance Industry
The insurance landscape is changing and 'innovation' is now a strategic focus for many insurers across the insurance industry. This presentation will explore concept of innovation as it pertains to the insurance industry and opportunities for actuaries to get involve and actively participate in this initiative.


Insurance Regulation
Each state has actuaries (either employees or consultants) who carry out various responsibilities: (a) support rate and form filings; (b) review the solvency status of the companies domiciled in the state; (c) work on several NAIC committees with other regulatory actuaries developing new regulations or updating/improving existing ones.


PBR - the current state of play
With the PBR Valuation Manual finally operative beginning this year, some companies are starting to value their individual life product reserves on a PBR basis while others are using the three-year transition period to continue preparing for PBR. This session will cover the current "state of play" regarding PBR readiness across the life insurance industry. Discussion will focus on key issues, challenges and questions companies face regarding PBR implementation including the impact of PBR on reserve levels, methodology and assumption considerations, modeling challenges and reporting considerations.


Beyond Standard P&C Industry Reserving
Standard reserving analyses can uncover concerns in a portfolio's reserves. Often, it is the subsequent deeper dives into reserving results that can help uncover the reasons for bad results and provide useable information for corrective action. In this session, we will discuss some of these deeper dives and how these can be of strategic value to senior management.


Risk Transfer & Excess Loss
This session will explore the current insights into risk transfer testing criteria from an auditor’s perspective. In recent years, there are expanding views on methodology beyond the 10/10 rule to make these assessments. We will look at recent changes in the marketplace and trends in the structure of contracts and discuss the relevant documentation needed for such assessments.  We will also discuss what types of contracts may be reasonably self-evident for risk transfer.

Given the long-tailed nature of certain lines of business and the impact of inflation on claim costs, determination of development factors (particularly in the tail) can be challenging. Reliance on excess loss development triangles can present challenges from both a credibility and volatility perspective. Furthermore, the application of excess development factors selected directly from excess loss triangles does not fully account for the impact of claim cost inflation, which has a greater impact on excess claims than on claims limited to a retention.

We will discuss distortions caused by relying on industry loss factors and the limitations of reliance on excess data and then present an alternative approach that relies on more stable ground-up data and can adjust for changing retention levels by year via calculation of excess development factors using excess loss factors (ELFs). We will discuss the theory behind the formula and its own benefits and limitations




Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics is finding more and more applications in the insurance industry. Starting with an introduction to a myriad of techniques currently used to build predictive models for insurance applications, this discussion will be followed up with specific applications of insurance predictive models to the life, health and P&C areas of practice. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer segment of the pathways actuaries can pursue to become a predictive modeling practitioner.




Professionalism (ASOPs)
The actuarial profession is a self-policing one. The Code of Professional Conduct and Actuarial Standards of Practice help in maintaining professionalism as actuaries deliver on their duties.  The profession looks to the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) to respond to questions regarding  whether practice complies with these guidelines.  David Driscoll, a current member of the ABCD, will describe the organization, workings and activity of the  ABCD.


Value-Based Care: Why is this so hot in healthcare right now? What are the pros/cons of a provider starting moving to value-based care? What strategy is involved?
This session will focus on the current health care trend of providers making the transition to a value-based care business model and ways in which providers are carving out a pathway to taking on health care risk. Moving to a value-based model can involve multiple strategies: risk sharing, capitation, and starting a health plan. We will cover the who, what and why for a selection of models following the progression of risk, discussing the pros and cons of each along with examples. Participants will gain a high level understanding of:

 

  • The meaning of value-based care
  • Why this is trending
  • The methods in which providers create a value-based care business model

 

CAREER NETWORKING EVENT

denotes companies that may be interested in hiring international candidates for internships or full-time positions

 

American Academy of Actuaries

Kasha Shelton, shelton@actuary.org

The Academy sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries in the United States. Come to this booth to find out more about how the actuarial profession in the U.S. is self-regulated through Academy activities. While the Academy is not an employer, our volunteers are active in the public policy and professionalism spheres. 

Contingencies Magazine Job Listings www.contingencies.org/career.asp      
Public Employment Opportunities
http://www.actuary.org/publicemployment                       

 

Aetna

Marjorie Dischler, dischlerm@aetna.com

Aetna is about more than just doing a job.  This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe.  We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare.  What we do will benefit generations to come.  We care about each other, our customers and our communities.  We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.  Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.  Aetna is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 

Company website www.aetna.com 

 

Aon    

Jillian Radke, jillian.radke@aon.com

Stephen Caulk

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.  We have a number of nationwide actuarial opportunities within our Health and Benefits, Retirement and Investment, and Risk and Reinsurance practices.  We are hiring at every level, from internships and entry-level to experienced actuaries.  Visit our website to see how you can be part of something positive and powerful!

Learn More & Apply Today!  http://www.aon.com/about-aon/careers.jsp 

Aon Campus Website  http://www.aoncampus.com/ 

 

Cigna 

Tyler Lester, EarlyCareers@cigna.com

Inessa Sedegho, EarlyCareers@cigna.com

Actuaries are valued at Cigna. We hire exceptional individuals who are self-motivated, ambitious, creative, courageous, strong communicators, and strong leaders. We encourage them to learn, grow and excel throughout their career by providing career support and extensive leadership and professional development opportunities.

Actuarial Executive Develop Program  https://www.cigna.com/careers/early-career-hiring/leadership-development/actuarial-executive/

 

CNA

Pamela Brumit, pamela.brumit@cna.com

James King, James.King@cna.com 

As one of the country’s largest writers of commercial and specialty insurance, CNA depends on the talent, expertise and enthusiastic engagement of our employees. We provide insurance protection to more than 1 million businesses and professionals in the U.S. and internationally, offering unique expertise for the businesses and industries we serve. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to serve a broad range of customers while supporting our communities through charitable contributions and employee volunteerism.

CNA Careers  www.cna.com/careers 

About CNA’s Actuarial & Analytics group  

 

DW Simpson 

Patty Simpson, patty.simpson@dwsimpson.com, 312-867-2329

DW Simpson specializes in the placement of Actuaries and related Analytics professionals. We work on an international basis and at all levels of experience, from actuarial Student to Fellow. This encompasses Actuaries with expertise in Life, Health, Pension, Property & Casualty and, increasingly, non-traditional areas such as Risk Management, Catastrophe Modeling, Predictive Modeling, Financial Modeling and Analytics. We are the largest of the firms who exclusively place Actuaries and our objective is to the foremost resource for actuarial talent globally.

DW Simpson https://www.dwsimpson.com/ 

Full List of Open Actuarial Jobs  https://www.dwsimpson.com/alljobs 

 

Ernst & Young 

Richard Dannenberg, richard.dannenberg@ey.com

Dwayne Husbands, dwayne.husbands@ey.com

E&Y’s Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services (IAAS) practice focuses on helping clients address risk, financial reporting, actuarial transformation/modeling, merger and acquisition, retirement income and pension risk transfer, actuarial tax, customer analytics and predictive modeling and audit support.  We are currently accepting applications for Senior Consultants, Managers and Senior Managers in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Hartford.  The opportunity is now!  If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team, serving clients and reaching your full potential, Ernst & Young Advisory Services is for you!

Learn more about Ernst & Young Careers http://www.ey.com/us/en/careers/experienced/life-at-ey 

 

Genworth 

Chad Caples, chad.caples@genworth.com, 804-662-7786

Genworth is a Fortune 500 financial services company providing financial security and protection through our Mortgage Insurance and Long Term Care Insurance businesses.  Our purpose is to help families achieve the dream of homeownership and address the financial challenges of aging.  At Genworth, our promise to our employees is the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers, our communities, and one another.

Genworth Careers Site www.genworth.com/employment 

 

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

David Mugela, David_Mugela@glic.com  
Gretchen Carrolla, gretchen_carrolla@glic.com 

We aim to train our program participants in the multidisciplinary aspects of actuarial work. This is accomplished by a rotation across our various lines of business, including life insurance, workplace benefits, disability income insurance, and retirement.

Guardian Life, Actuarial Career Program https://www.guardianlife.com/corporate-careers/actuarial-program  
Guardian Life Actuarial Internship – Summer 2018  https://guardian.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000192&lang=en  

 

Humana

TBD

 

Liberty Mutual Group 

“Helping people live safer more secure lives” since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today Liberty Mutual Insurance is a leading global insurer with operations in 30 countries around the world.  We are the fourth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2016 direct written premium.  We also rank 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2016 revenue.  As of December 31, 2016, we had $38.3 billion in annual consolidated revenue.  We employ more than 50,000 people in over 800 offices throughout the world, offering a wide range of insurance products and services. You can learn more about us by visiting www.libertymutualinsurance.com.

Experienced Hiring http://www.jobs.libertymutualgroup.com/careers/actuarial-jobs 

Entry Level & Intern Hiring (Positions not posted until August) http://libertymutual.avature.net/universityrelations 

 

Lincoln Financial Group

Tracy Martinotti, tracy.martinotti@lfg.com

Amy English, Amy.english@lfg.com

Lincoln Financial Group is a Fortune 500 company offering a diverse range of financial services and solutions. With a strong focus on four core business areas - life insurance, annuities, retirement plan services, and group protection - our business is built around supporting, preserving, and enhancing our customer's lifestyles and providing better retirement outcomes. Led by over 8,000 employees, Lincoln Financial provides the tools and advice to help individuals take charge of their futures.  We are looking for intern candidates for our 2018 summer internship program, entry level candidates for the summer 2018, as well as some experienced candidates for our current business areas mentioned above.

Lincoln Financial Group Careers www.lfg.com/careers 



MassMutual

Carrie Smith, CarrieSmith@massmutual.com

Ron Edwards, RonEdwards@massmutual.com

At MassMutual, we’re passionate about helping millions of people find financial freedom. A career with us means you’ll help our customers protect what matters most. It also means you’ll work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are at the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We invite you to explore the possibilities. We have current openings in our Actuarial Leadership Development Program as well as positions available for more experienced Actuaries.

ALDP https://www.massmutual.com/about-us/careers/actuarial-leadership-development-program 

Careers at MassMutual https://www.massmutual.com/about-us/careers 

 

MetLife

Jill Garofalo, jgarofalo@metlife.com, 908-253-2648

Maggie Renna, mrenna2@metlife.com, 908-253-1995

MetLife’s workplace blends the creativity and agility of a start-up with the scale and stability of a FORTUNE 500 Top 50 company-and it’s all built on shared values created with input from across our global team.  We are leading the transformation of our industry with new ideas and solutions, and making a difference every day.

Actuarial Interns & Full Time Actuarial Positions www.metlife.com/actuaries 

 

M Financial Group

Jessica Spencer, Jessica.spencer@mfin.com, 503-414-7390

Carolyn Bahrman, Carolyn.bahrman@mfin.com, 503-414-7564

Talented people. Ideal location. Demonstrated core values—Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Leadership, and Advocacy. And a community of driven, high achievers who care about each other, our communities, and the clients we have the opportunity to serve. If this strikes a chord with you, consider working with us at M Financial Group. Our proprietary products and process solutions are innovative with unique features and flexible options, disrupting the life insurance industry as we advocate for individuals, families, and businesses who rely on M Member Firms to help them achieve their goals. And we understand that we succeed only when our clients succeed.

M Financial Group Website  https://mfin.com/ 

M Financial Group Careers Page https://mfin.com/careers     

 

Milliman  

Marlene Howard, www.milliman.com

Edem Togbey, www.milliman.com

Milliman is an independent actuarial and consulting firm with consulting practices on employee benefits, investment, healthcare, life insurance and financial services, and property and casualty insurance. The firm also provides data analysis, predictive analytics, and big data services. With more than 3,400 employees and revenues of US$940 million in 2016, the firm serves the full spectrum of business, governmental, and financial organizations. Milliman was co-founded by Wendell Milliman and Stuart Robertson in 1947 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices in principal cities worldwide, covering markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. Our mission is to serve our clients to protect the health and financial well-being of people everywhere.

Milliman Careers  http://careers.milliman.com/ 

 

New York Life Insurance Company 

Erica Sharpe, Erica_Sharpe@newyorklife.com

Nkenge Blue, Nkenge_Blue@newyorklife.com

If you are considering an actuarial career, consider New York Life. From its founding over 170 years ago, New York Life has been an innovator in the insurance industry. New York Life provides consumers and businesses an array of insurance and financial solutions, including traditional life insurance and annuities. But we offer more than quality products and services — we offer quality opportunities. We provide our actuarial trainees with a broad background in both the practical and theoretical applications of actuarial science by combining challenging rotating job assignments with significant support towards the completion of the actuarial exams.  In addition to its full-time Actuarial Training Program, New York Life offers both undergraduate and graduate students a Summer Actuarial Internship Program that combines relevant work experience with a series of actuarial classes and presentations. This comprehensive program also includes a number of social events to make sure the interns fully enjoy their summer experience in New York City.

NYL Summer Internship Opportunities http://www.newyorklife.com/careers/summer-actuarial-internship-program 

Full Time Actuarial Positions http://www.newyorklife.com/careers/full-time-actuarial-program 

 

Northwestern Mutual                                  

Liz Caldwell, elizabethcaldwell@northwesternmutual.com, 414-665-1253

Ryan Empey, ryanempey@northwesternmutual.com, 414-665-5421

Northwestern Mutual is one of the largest life insurers in the United States. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer an array of high-quality financial products and services, including permanent and term life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, mutual funds, long-term care insurance, and other financial services. Northwestern Mutuals Actuarial Leadership Development Program (ALDP) is specifically designed to lay the career foundation for future company and industry leaders. From the minute you join us as an actuarial intern or associate, our focus is on providing you with solid opportunities for professional growth and advancement through career mentoring, planning and progression.

Northwestern Mutual – Actuarial Careers https://www.northwesternmutual.com/careers/corporate-opportunities/career-insights/actuarial-careers

 

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

Tonya Crowley, crowley.tonya@pbgc.gov, 202-326-4000, ext. 6586

Valda Johnson, Johnson.valda@pbgc.gov, 202-326-4100, ext. 3481

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a distinguished and important mission in protecting America’s pensions. We are the leading employer of actuaries in the federal government. PBGC actuaries use their skills to protect the retirement income of more than 40 million hardworking Americans by performing comprehensive actuarial analyses associated with pension plan terminations. Our actuaries provide authoritative advice and recommendations on complex, sensitive actuarial matters. Our work is challenging, compelling, and important and has a daily impact on the lives of relatives, friends and neighbors.

Jobs at PBGC https://www.pbgc.gov/about/jobs 

How PBGC Operates https://www.pbgc.gov/about/factsheets/page/pbgc-facts 

 

Principal Financial Group 

Ben Berger, FSA, CERA, Berger.Ben@principal.com

Finding the right job is all about finding the right fit.  We hear you. That’s why working here isn’t just about skill sets and job responsibilities. We offer you diverse experiences, rewarding challenges, and global opportunities that push you to reach for bigger life goals. Be a part of something bigger.  We work with a greater purpose in mind—to give people the financial tools and confidence to live their best lives. Make your mark. From career development to comprehensive benefits to our vibrant, diverse work environment, you’ll find plenty of opportunities here to enrich your personal and professional life.

Principal: Company Overview https://www.principal.com/about-us/our-company/company-overview 

Principal Careers http://www.principal.com/careers   

 

Progressive

Uma Ricco, URICCO1@progressive.com

Terry A Kyereh, TERRY_A_KYEREH@progressive.com

As an Analyst, you’ll gain hands-on experience while interacting with all areas of the company.  You’ll expand upon your problem-solving expertise and communication skills while working closely with company leaders to provide analytical insight.
Actuarial Analyst (Internships and full-time): "Clairvoyants" who apply and build strong analytical and statistical skills to predict ultimate claims payouts … all while receiving study time for actuarial exams.

Progressive jobs https://www.progressive.com/jobs/students-grads/ 

Postings will be available to apply in early September

 

Prudential 

Andrea Dunning, andrea.dunning@prudential.com

Marta Pateiro, marta.pateiro@prudential.com

At Prudential, an actuary's role extends beyond the creation of models to the analyzing and pricing of risks. Actuaries partner with marketing, sales, underwriting, and investment personnel to create new insurance, annuity retirement, and investment products. In addition to assignments in traditional actuarial areas, actuaries also work within the finance, investment, asset management, and marketing division of an organization. As our businesses build on their legacy as leaders in annuities, insurance, investments, retirement services, and substantially more, the role of our actuarial community is vital to our vision for the future. In other words, this is an exciting time to join Prudential!!

Actuarial jobs  http://jobs.prudential.com/actuarial 

Join Prudential's Actuarial and Risk Management Talent Network

 

RGA  

Troy Schuster, tschuster@rgare.com, 636-736-3176
Opal Jackson

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is one of the largest global providers of life reinsurance, with offices around the world. RGA delivers expert solutions in individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative underwriting and product development. With operations in 26 countries, we support our clients and partners around the world with innovative approaches and customized solutions. What do you think? Better

RGA Careers www.rgare.com/careers   

 

SCOR  

Stafford Thompson, sthompson@scor.com

Brock Robbins, brobbins@scor.com 

SCOR leads the US individual life reinsurance market based on new and inforce business and is a recognized innovator in the insurance space. We offer competitively priced risk transfer arrangements for all individual life products, including: Term life; Whole life; Universal life; Indexed universal life; Supplemental benefits and riders; Joint and last survivor. We support fully underwritten and simplified issue mortality business within the traditional market, simplified issue in direct and bancassurance markets and guaranteed issue business within the COLI/BOLI market. Our reinsurance solutions are complemented by client services built upon our proven expertise in mortality and lapse risk. With the largest book of US life reinsurance business in the market, our actuaries have access to a wealth of experience data that they mine and analyze to provide unique insights into critical drivers of the business.

SCOR website  www.scorgloballifeamericas.com/en-us/careers 

 

Society of Actuaries

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the largest global professional actuarial organization, with more than 28,000 members and 36,000 candidates. Coming from every walk of life and working all over the world, SOA members are in demand and are trusted financial and business advisors. Representatives from the SOA will be available to discuss new opportunities and networking tools for the next step in IABA member careers.

SOA Website www.soa.org

 

Swiss Re 

Stephen Abrokwah, Stephen_abrokwah@swissre.com

Ela Krycia, Ela_Krycia@swissre.com

Founded in 1863, Swiss Re is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing directly and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients.  From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, Swiss Re deploys its capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk-taking upon which growth and progress depends.  We are proud to be one of the world’s most diversified reinsurance companies, with about 70 office locations in more than 30 countries. Swiss Re views superior actuarial talent as a vital factor to our success.  Therefore, we place great emphasis on recruiting top talent into our Actuarial Development Program (ADP). Our program helps develop actuaries in many ways – from study allowances to generous financial rewards to mentoring and career development opportunities. When you join Swiss Re, you join an innovative organization with solid financial strength that values your talents and provides a proven path for your success.

Swiss Re Careers www.swissre.com/careers.  Job opportunities that are available and open to external candidates will be posted on this site.

 

The Actuarial Foundation

Aaren Myers, www.actuarialfoundation.org

Using the unique skills of actuaries, The Actuarial Foundation is changing lives by improving America’s financial literacy and math education. Through the generosity of actuaries, we provide free math education and financial literacy resources to teachers, students and the general public. We also fund scholarships to college students and career changers interested in studying actuarial science.

The Actuarial Foundation: www.actuarialfoundation.org 

Foundation Scholarships: www.actuarialfoundation.org/scholarships/ 

 

The Hartford

Alan Irish, alan.irish@thehartford.com

Kendra Ashmore, Kendra.ashmore@thehartford.com

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. offers one of the premier actuarial curriculums in the industry. Our mission is to help actuarial students achieve Fellowship in either the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) or Society of Actuaries (SOA) while cultivating their talents and abilities to become future business leaders of The Hartford. The Hartford enjoys a highly cohesive, professional actuarial community.  As a member of our organization, you’ll benefit from the following:  Strong support from The Hartford’s management regarding job rotations, study time, exam raises, and performance expectations; An open exchange of actuarial and business knowledge to help you develop a well-rounded perspective; Exposure to all facets of P&C and Group Benefit insurance businesses as well as opportunities to gain exposure to our Runoff lines, Asset Management (HIMCO) and Enterprise Risk Management; Clear vision and understanding of career and development opportunities.

P&C & Life Actuarial Career Opportunities https://www.thehartford.com/careers/actuarial 

The Hartford Careers www.thehartford.com/careers 

 

The Segal Group

Patricia F. McNeill, https://www.segalco.com/careers/#Multiemployer

Leslie Spann, https://www.segalco.com/careers/#Multiemployer      

Segal Group is a full-service, strategic HR and employee benefits consultancy with offices located throughout the U.S. and Canada.  We are privately owned and have been in business for over 75 years servicing multiemployer, corporate and public sector organizations. We are a smaller organization and this means…highly collegial, visibility, opportunity for broader and more diverse exposure to interesting work and, significant growth in responsibility earlier on and throughout one’s career.  We are seeking talented individuals in multiple locations who wish to begin or continue their careers in employee benefits actuarial consulting.  We believe that the Segal Group experience might…just might…be both professionally fulfilling and fun for you!  Please visit our Company’s web site at www.segalco.com for more information and be certain to access our “Our Culture / President’s Message”. 

Health Benefits Analyst - Code 492016SC — Atlanta https://www.segalco.com/careers/#Multiemployer 

 

Transamerica

Rebecka Holub, Rebecka.holub@transamerica.com

Arthur Riley   

Our Actuarial Internship Program & Actuarial Development Rotation Program provide entry to mid-level Actuarial Students a springboard into their career through education & hands-on experience within our life, annuity, corporate, pension and investment divisions. Participants gain valuable experience in a variety of areas ranging from valuation, pricing & product development, asset/ liability management, risk management modeling & financial reporting.

Transamerica Careers Website https://www.transamerica.com/individual/about-us/careers/ 

 

Travelers

Melissa Strother, mstrothe@travelers.com 

Jamie Roshka, JROSHKA@travelers.com           

Travelers is continuously seeking top actuarial and analytics talent to join one of the only insurance companies recognized as a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  One outstanding asset of this company is the Actuarial and Analytics Leadership Development Program (AALDP).  The AALDP is a challenging rotational program that provides technical development, business knowledge, and leadership experience.  The program is supported by cutting-edge industry technology and infrastructure within a large actuarial and analytics community.  The goal of the program is to attract, develop, and retain future actuarial and analytics technical and business leaders for the company. 

Travelers Career Opportunities https://careers.travelers.com/ 

Travelers Information for Students and New Graduates https://careers.travelers.com/students-grads/ 

 

UnitedHealth Group

Amanda Flaminio, Amanda_flaminio@uhg.com

Olga Jacobs, olga_jacobs@uhc.com

Your performance, ideas, and innovations will combine with a variety of contributors in an ever-growing, ever-evolving culture built for collaboration. Our accelerated actuarial development path gives you all the resources you need to continue your post-graduate education and certification and contribute to our elite team. You’ll use innovative tools including the largest health care information database in the world. And you'll be tasked every day to keep our products and services ahead of the change sweeping our industry. If you're up for the challenge, now's the time to start doing your life’s best work.SM

Actuarial Internships and Develop Program: https://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/college/student-programs/usa/actuarial

Search Actuarial Careers: https://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/search-jobs?kw=(Actuarial+or+actuary)&jf=2,11 



Willis Towers Watson 

Saarah Abdur-Raoof, Saarah.Abdur-Raoof@willistowerswatson.com 

Christy Caragol, Christy.Caragol@willistowerswatson.com

Willis Towers Watson is a strong, diversified global company, with resources to invest in our people. Our worldwide reach and infusion of new capabilities brings the opportunity to share knowledge and develop talent to help support our enriched client service offering. Consider joining our team. Are you a current student, or recent graduate, ready to join a team and create solutions for our clients?  If so, explore our internship and fulltime opportunities that are dedicated to build your skills and fulfill your potential. These positions are open to students at the undergraduate level to Master’s level. Challenge your imagination and creativity, as well as your ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, and present recommendations by learning from and working with industry experts.

Experienced Opportunities https://willis-towers-watson.jobs.net/en-US/page/actuarial 

Graduate and Internship Opportunities www.careers.willistowerswatson.com/students-and-graduates 

 

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ACTEX - Basic ($1,000)
Allianz Worldwide Partners - Preferred ($2,500)
American Academy of Actuaries - Premium ($5,000)
Anthem - Preferred ($2,500)
Aon plc - Elite ($7,500)
AXA - Basic ($1,000)
Casualty Actuarial Society - Preferred ($2,500)
Cigna - Elite ($7,500)
Conduent Human Resource Services - Premium ($5,000)
CNA - Elite ($7,500)
DW Simpson - Premium ($5,000)
Ernst & Young - Basic ($1,000)
Genworth - Premium ($5,000)
GRS Consulting - Preferred ($2,500)
Guardian Life
 - Premium ($5,000)
The Hartford Financial Services Group - Premium ($5,000)
John Hancock - Premium ($5,000)
Liberty Mutual - Elite ($7,500)
Lincoln Financial Group - Preferred ($2,500)

 

MassMutual - Premium ($5,000)
MetLife - Elite ($7,500)
Moody's Analytics - Basic ($1,000)
Nationwide - Preferred ($2,500)
New York Life - Preferred ($2,500)
Northwestern Mutual - Premium ($5,000)
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. - Preferred ($2,500)
Principal Financial Group - Premium ($5,000)
Progressive - Premium ($5,000)
Prudential - Elite ($7,500)
RGA Reinsurance - Premium ($5,000)
SCOR - Elite ($7,500)
The Segal Group - Elite ($7,500)
Society of Actuaries - Elite ($7,500)
Swiss Re - Premium ($5,000)
The Actuarial Foundation - Premium ($5,000)
Transamerica - Elite ($7,500)
Travelers - Preferred ($2,500)
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CAPITAL HILTON

1001 16TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 20036, USA
TEL: +1-202-393-1000 FAX: +1-202-639-5784

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Our special rate is $175/night.  Please book by July 5 to secure this reduced rate.

 

Directions to the Hotel
Capital Hilton is located two blocks north of the White House on 16th Street and K Street, in Northwest Washington, DC. The hotel is easily accessible to three different Metro Stations: Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue & Orange Lines), and McPherson Square (Blue & Orange Lines). Capital Hilton is also less than one mile to the Washington Convention Center. The hotel offers valet parking only, however there are self-park garages nearby, which are not operated by the hotel.

Washington National Airport

Distance from Hotel:  5 mi.  Drive Time: 20 min.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Super Shuttle 14.00 USD
Subway/Rail 2.50 USD
Taxi 20.00 USD 

Washington Dulles International Airport

Distance from Hotel:  25 mi. Drive Time:  45 min.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Bus Service 25.00 USD
Super Shuttle 29.00 USD
Taxi 55.00 USD 

Baltimore/Washington International

Distance from Hotel:  30 mi.  Drive Time:  1 hr.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Super Shuttle 40.00 USD
Subway/Rail 25.00 USD
Taxi 85.00 USD

OUR STORY

For the past 25 years, the International Association of Black Actuaries has helped black students realize their dreams of becoming an actuary. We do this through scholarships, mentoring, leadership development and soft skills training. As a volunteer-based organization, we have hundreds of dedicated volunteers that are passionate about giving back and fostering the next generation of credentialed actuaries.

With just over 300 credentialed actuaries (less than 1% of the total actuarial population), our black actuarial community is small but motivated.

OUR MISSION

The International Association of Black Actuaries is a professional and student member organization whose mission is to contribute to an increase in the number of black actuaries and to influence the successful career development, civic growth and achievement of black actuaries.

Our vision is to be the world's leading actuarial organization dedicated to influencing diversity by developing and recognizing the achievement of black actuaries.

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