Throughout my career I’ve given a number of presentations on actuarial topics. Most of these presentations fall into one of three categories:
- Presentations talking about the medical loss ratio / rebate provisions of the Affordable Care Act;
- Presentations talking about the potential impact to US health insurers of the IASB and/or FASB projects to modify accounting for insurance contracts;
- Presentations talking about evolving developments in health insurance financial regulation of interest to actuaries.
MLR Provisions of the Affordable Care Act
- In December 2010, I gave a webinar for BNA called Medical Loss Ratios: What’s In, What’s Out, and What You Need to Know, together with attorney Randi Reichel.
- In January 2011, I spoke at the National Congress on Health Insurance Reform as part of their mini-summit on Medical Loss Ratio; the other speakers were Kansas insurance commissioner Sandy Praeger and Steve Ostlund. My slides aren’t available online, but I did get my name in Politico the next day…
- At the Chicago Actuarial Association’s 2011 Workshops, I gave a presentation called Medical Loss Ratios and Rebates.
- At the 2011 SOA Valuation Actuary Symposium, I was part of a panel called Rebate Reserves Under ACA MLR Requirements, together with Scott Jones and Tom Keller.
- In early 2012, Donna Novak and Steve Ostlund and I gave an AAA/SOA webinar called Medical Loss Ratios: Final Regulations and Repercussions for the Health Insurance Marketplace. I think that these slides were the final version we used.
- I was part of a panel at the 2012 SOA Annual Meeting called Medical Loss Ratio: Update and Lessons Learned, together with Carol Jimenez & Alison Schleit from CMS and attorney Tim Jost, but we talked without slides.
IASB/FASB Insurance Contracts Project & Health Insuance
- At the 2007 SOA Spring Health Meeting, I gave a lengthy solo presentation called IASB and FASB Developments: Impact on Health Carriers, giving a comprehensive overview of the 2007 IASB Insurance Contracts Discussion Paper from a US health insurance perspective.
- At the 2008 SOA Spring Health Meeting, I was part of a panel called Valuation, Reserving, Deficiency Issues for the Health Actuary, together with Marty Staehlin and Russ Willard. My portion of the presentation was entirely about a paper I had just written regarding how claim liability margins might function under the 2007 IASB Discussion Paper accounting model.
- At the 2009 SOA Spring Health Meeting, I was part of a panel called IASB Insurance Contracts Project: Impact on Health Insurers, together with Mark Yoest and Elina Ryabtseva.
- At the 2010 SOA Valuation Actuary Symposium, I was part of a panel called Convergence of Accounting Approaches (U.S. GAAP and IFRS), together with Marc Slutzky and William Hines.
- Also at the 2010 Val Act, I gave a presentation called FASB/IASB Insurance Contract Project Update for Health Actuaries with Darrell Knapp.
- At the 2013 SOA Annual Meeting, I was part of a panel called Health Insurance and the FASB Insurance Contracts Project, together with Laurel Kastrup and Angelika Feng.
- At the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Actuaries’ Club of Hartford/Springfield, I was part of a panel called The Insurance Accounting Project – An Update on the IASB and FASB, together with William Hines.
- At the 2017 Spring Health Meeting, I was part of a panel called GAAP: Long Duration and Short Duration Contracts, together with Bob Hanes.
Health Insurance Financial Regulation
- At the 2002 SOA Spring Health Meeting, I was part of a panel called Risk-Based Capital for Health Entities, together with John Lloyd and Donna Novak.
- At the 2002 SOA Valuation Actuary Symposium, I gave a solo presentation called Impact of Codification on Health Reserves.
- Also at the 2002 Val Act, I was part of a panel called NAIC Statutory Codification, together with Ted Schlude and Jim Reiskytl.
- At the 2003 SOA Valuation Actuary Symposium, I was part of a panel called Health Regulatory Update, together with Bob Yee.
- At the 2004 SOA Spring Health Meeting, I was part of a panel called Valuation Issues for Statements of Actuarial Opinion, together with Tom Snook and John Fritz.
- At the 2005 SOA Valuation Actuary Symposium, I was part of a panel called Health and Long-Term Care Regulatory Update, together with Al Schmitz.
- I gave a presentation called Evolving Issues in Medicare Part D at the Chicago Actuarial Association’s 2006 Workshops, focusing on financial reporting and RBC issues relating to the then-new Part D product.
- I gave a presentation called Current Financial Reporting Issues for Health Insurers at the Chicago Actuarial Association’s 2007 Workshops.
- At the 2016 SOA Spring Health Meeting, I was part of a panel called Whispers from the Annual Statement, together with Annette James and Rachel Killian.
- At the 2017 SOA Spring Health Meeting, I was part of a panel called Risks, Losses, and Insolvencies: Oh My!, together with Annette James.
- I was scheduled to be part of a panel (together with Scott Jones) called Reserving for Commercial Risk Adjustment Payment Transfers at the 2017 Valuation Actuary Symposium. However Val Act, scheduled for San Antonio at the end of August, was cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey. I’ve uploaded the slides I would have used at the not-given presentation.
- I know that I was part of a panel at the 2001 SOA Spring Health Meeting relating to privacy issues in health insurance, but I can’t find a trace of it on the SOA’s website.
- I gave a presentation called Election 2004: What Will Happen to Health Insurance? at the Fall 2004 meeting of the Southeastern Actuaries Conference.
- I know that I organized a panel on health insurance tax issues at the 2005 SOA Annual Meeting, with tax lawyers Peter Winslow and Greg Stephenson as speakers, but again I can’t find a trace of it on the SOA’s website.
- I gave a presentation entitled Upcoming Changes in Health at the Chicago Actuarial Association’s 2017 Workshops; the slides are not available online, but most of my presentation focused on my then-recently published article, Explaining Health Policy to Your Facebook Friends.