I made it through the actuarial exams, and you can to! You cannot study for the actuarial exams like any other math test - they require special preparation for the unique types of questions asked. I have been on all sides of the actuarial exam process - I passed the exams myself, I have written questions for exams, helped the SOA make curriculum decisions, and graded exams. I'd love to help you pass your next actuarial exam!
My work as a healthcare consulting actuary has also led me to attain the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential, a subject which I have a real passion for. Medical coding is the backbone of our country's healthcare systems financing, and the cost of healthcare has never been more important. That means we need good coders like never before - passing the CPC is an important step for you filling that role!
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Bachelor of Science, Actuarial Science
I have 4 kids (an 8 year old boy, and 6, 3, and 1 year old girls) - they tend to be my only "hobby". I work as a healthcare consulting actuary, and if I have any spare time love contributing to public discussion of healthcare issues. I have published articles and given presentations on topics such as pharmaceutical patent abuse, behavioral economic implications for healthcare purchasing decisions, social determinants of health, and more.
Exam FM - Financial Mathematics
Exam IFM - Investment and Financial Markets
Exam LTAM - Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics
Exam P - Probability
Exam PA - Predictive Analytics
Exam SRM - Statistics for Risk Modeling
Exam STAM - Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics
SOA - Society of Actuaries
Technology and Coding