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APRA’s review of Financial Sustainability Challenges In Private Health Insurance

In the context of rising health costs (with growth rates of 5-6% per annum), APRA has reviewed 15 Private Health Insurers (PHI) on their resilience to Sustainability Challenges and found room for improvement.

by Zachary Tirrell

Posted 21 June 2019


Actuaries Podcast – Superannuation Projection and Disclosure Subcommittee

Rein van Rooyen (Head of Investment Performance and Data at QSuper) interviews Estelle Liu (Consultant at Rice Warner) about the recent activities of one of the most active groups within the Actuaries Institute, the Superannuation Projection and Disclosure Subcommittee (SPD).

by Rein van Rooyen , and Estelle Liu

Posted 21 June 2019


Building STEM aspiration in primary school girls

A pilot STEM program for primary school kids is aiming to build student, teacher and parent confidence and interest in STEM, and to shift perceptions of what STEM is, through real-world projects and role-modelling.

by Amy Grady

Posted 21 June 2019

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Analytics Snippet – Feature Importance and the SHAP approach to machine learning models

One of the biggest challenges in adopting machine learning models is their lack of interpretability. It is important for actuaries to be able to understand what models are doing. This article discusses the popular SHAP approach as a superior method of calculating feature importance.

by Andrew Ngai

Posted 18 June 2019

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