We ask Deputy Chief Actuary and General Manager Pricing at Medibank, Adam Stolz, what it was like working on the Vitality program by AIA in Australia, and about the big challenges and opportunities facing the health insurance industry.
Posted on: October 3, 2018
Join Actuary turned doctor, Raymond Yeow and distinguished doctor and social venture entrepreneur, Kevin Cheng - a specialist in chronic disease management and integrated care - as they discuss future models of healthcare on the podcast.
Posted on: September 27, 2018
Bill Konstantinidis and Michael Storozhev discuss the growing understanding of mental health issues particularly in travel insurance and how actuaries can drive change in the industry.
Posted on: September 20, 2018
This week, Head of Consulting and Research at Lorica Health, Daniel Cooper goes Under the Spotlight. The former gridiron quarterback shares details of his actuarial journey and how he balances work, family and fitness.
Posted on: September 14, 2018
Andrew Matthews and Brendan Pon outline reforms to psychiatric waiting periods within private health insurance and how this sits within the broader need to address growing mental ill-health treatment in Australia.
Posted on: September 13, 2018
New Private Health Insurance (PHI) reforms that will come into effect on 1 April 2019 will present health insurers with a range of challenges and opportunities. Shaini Sivagnanam reports.
Posted on: September 3, 2018
There are over 30 committees, subcommittees, task forces, and working groups of the International Actuarial Association. These groups all commission, create and share content that may be relevant to Actuaries Institute members. Links to some of the content discussed at the recent meetings in Berlin, Germany are provided below.
Posted on: August 21, 2018
The interaction of reforms to categorise all hospital insurance products into Basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold with the commercial and political environment will require careful planning and detailed risk assessment, writes Barry Leung.
Posted on: August 3, 2018
Chief Actuary for Medibank Private, Andrew Matthews outlines the prevalence of mental health conditions, government spending, and the role of insurance in improving services.
Posted on: July 24, 2018
Raymond Yeow discusses the structure and operational practices of hospital treating teams with a view to inform future model design for hospital infrastructure, workforce analytics projects, or productivity initiatives.
Posted on: July 20, 2018
Elayne Grace outlines a new Actuaries Digital series where we spend five minutes with Australian Fintech and Insurtech companies, asking about their products and start-up journeys so far.
Posted on: June 28, 2018
Greg Einfeld, Director at Plenty Wealth outlines his journey in fintech and where he sees his business, and the broader fintech landscape heading.
Posted on: June 28, 2018
In Part Two of this two-part series, Andrew Gower discusses growth of aggregators has led to material impacts within the Australian health insurance market. These impacts have made acquisition of new customers less profitable; leading to an increased focus on loyalty and developing deeper relationships with customers.
Posted on: June 25, 2018
Responsibilities of the Appointed Actuary (AA) role have expanded in recent years with an increased focus on compliance activities, reducing capacity for the AA to be involved in the provision of strategic advice to the Board and senior management.
Posted on: June 14, 2018
Inspiring Change: Interview with Actuary and Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
In this Q&A, Meng shares why she loves working in "revolutionary disability reform", and the advice that changed how she approaches work and measures success. All ahead of her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC)!
Posted on: May 11, 2018
Aggregators have become an important part of the Australian Private Health Insurance (PHI) industry, however, they are often seen as having negative impacts and pushing up prices. Here, health actuary Andrew Gower discusses the history and impact of aggregators.
Posted on: April 19, 2018
The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores the broader future implications of genetic testing for society, medical professionals and the insurance industry, featuring co-author Jessica Chen.
Posted on: March 23, 2018
The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores how a simple innovative addition to private health insurance (PHI) can alleviate 'bill shock' and reduce out-of-pocket costs for those diagnosed with cancer.
Posted on: March 16, 2018
Chief Editor Angat Sandhu's first Editorial focuses on key themes at play in our industry, from regulatory paradigm shift, to heightened customer expectations, and finding efficiency though technology and data analytics.
Posted on: March 8, 2018
Positive reform of health insurance affordability in Australia is only possible if the root causes of premium inflation are understood. Here, Simon Lim of the Institute’s Health Practice Committee tackles this complex issue.
Posted on: February 16, 2018