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17 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Penguin Benefits on the Challenge of Navigating Family Leave
Chengchen Li, FSA, MAAA, founder and CEO of Penguin Benefits, speaks with Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, about the value of embracing uncertainty and being open to new career experiences. Li shares how personal experience led her to create Penguin Benefits offerings to help parents and employers navigate the complexities of family leave benefits.
22 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Reeske Insurance on Life and Disability Coverage
Dennis Li, FSA, CEO, and Co-Founder of Reeske speaks with actuary Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, about the inspiration to create an InsurTech focused on a positive, trusted customer experience. Li also shares sound career advice including the need to assess and amplify your strengths to make the greatest impact.
38 minutes | May 7, 2021
Root Insurance on Innovation with Auto Insurance
Isaac Espinoza, FSA, FCAS, MAAA, head of Reinsurance at Root, speaks with Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, about the creation and evolution of Root Insurance in offering auto insurance products. They discuss the collaboration of actuaries and data scientists in working with mobile data and how they address data challenges. Espinoza offers his perspective on the necessary skill sets and opportunities for actuaries, from experienced professionals to those early in their career.
22 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
A Conversation with Brella on Addressing Health Insurance Challenges
Veer Gidwaney, founder and CEO of Brella, speaks with host Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, about the inspiration for Brella’s approach to offering supplemental health insurance. They also discuss how to work with actuaries as product designers who can deliver value for customers by solving specific problems.
34 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
InsurTech Collaboration with Plug and Play
Plug and Play Tech Center’s CEO Saeed Amidi and Desiree Wagner, Senior Partner Success Manager, discuss the origin of this start-up accelerator with Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA. They discuss collaborations between large insurance companies and start-ups, effects of the pandemic on their business model, and the benefits actuaries provide to InsurTech start-ups.
22 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Lifestyle Analytics for Insurance with Pilotbird
Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, speaks with Evgeny Aleksandrov about InsurTech startup Pilotbird. They discuss how to analyze social data points to empower insurance teams to better score risk, engage with customers and in turn to detect claims fraud.
22 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Limelight Health and Employee Benefits
Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, speaks with Jason Andrew, CEO and co-founder of Limelight Health, which provides quotes, rating and underwriting solutions for employee benefits. Andrew discusses how the company works with brokers and carriers to create a positive user experience for insurance quotes, ratings and enrollment.
26 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
TCARE Family Caregiver Support
Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, speaks with Ali Ahmadi, CEO and co-founder of TCARE, a predictive analytics-powered tool to prevent burnout from family caregiving efforts. Ahmadi shares his personal story which inspired him to create TCARE to help with long-term care, providing content for different cultural backgrounds and languages.
20 minutes | May 28, 2020
Montoux and Life Insurance Data
Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, speaks with Geoff Keast, co-CEO of Montoux, about linking actuarial models with data science models. They discuss ways to increase modernization of certain actuarial aspects within the life insurance sector.
18 minutes | May 14, 2020
Slope and Modeling
Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, speaks with Andy Smith, FSA, MAAA co-founder and CEO of Slope Software, discusses applying his actuarial knowledge to develop easy-to-use software for modeling and valuation, and the importance of transparency with such software systems.
26 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
DeepScribe and Telemedicine Today
Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, speaks with Matthew Ko, Co-Founder and COO of DeepScribe, about blending telemedicine and dictation software. They discuss how physicians benefit from having access to deep learning software to connect with electronic health records.
23 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Traffk and Tech in Underwriting
Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, speaks with Paul Ford, co-founder and CEO of Traffk, about incorporating new technologies and data points in the underwriting ecosystem. Eaton is a consulting actuary with Milliman’s Tampa office.
36 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Lapetus and Longevity
Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA, speaks with Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, co-founder and chief science officer of Lapetus Solutions, about longevity, facial analytics and machine learning. Eaton is a consulting actuary with Milliman’s Tampa office.
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