Group and Health Core US Seminars

MATE Seminars will offer two seminar preparation sessions for the Fall 2017 Core US exam

The Chicago, Illinois session will be held August 30 – September 2 at Elephant and Castle.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

Wed, Aug 30: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thu, Aug 31: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri, Sep 1: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat, Sep 2: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Denver, Colorado session will be held September 18-21 at the Homewood Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

Mon, Sep 18: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue, Sep 19: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed, Sep 20: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thu, Sep 21: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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You can register on this site by purchasing either the seminar alone or the everything package, which offers a reduced rate when also purchasing the study manual and note cards..

You may also register by mailing us a check and a registration form.

A 40% discount is available if your employer does not pay for seminars or reimburse you if you pass the exam. Please contact us for the coupon code to receive this discount.


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Mark Bird

During his career, Mark has worked on almost all types of health insurance products. He has been responsible for pricing, reserving, managing, and performing all other actuarial functions for these products.

Mark began preparing study guides and seminars for the Course 8 health exam in 2003. He has continued giving seminars since that time, now teaching for the health Core US, Advanced, and Specialty exams. These seminars have helped hundreds of actuaries pass their final FSA exams.

Mark has also been a grader for SOA written-answer exams.

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What the Seminar Offers

◊ The focus is on exam-type questions, with the primary emphasis being on math questions

◊ A large set of practice problems is provided, including both original problems and exam problems from past FSA exams that apply to the current syllabus

◊ The instructor offers his support for the entire exam season, by being available to discuss questions that arise before and after the seminar

◊ An explanation of how exams are graded

◊ Suggestions on successfully preparing for the exam and answering the different types of exam questions

◊ A review of the case study and all syllabus readings

◊ Summary lists of past exam questions, indicating the source of the SOA’s illustrative solution

◊ Non-math questions from past FSA exams are listed in the seminar outline provided, to illustrate topics that have been tested in the past and how those questions were worded