This page describes the changes made to the Specialty syllabus for the Spring 2020 exam.

No new study notes were added.

Actuarial Standards of Practice were added:

  • ASOP # 55: Capital Adequacy Assessment (excluding Appendices)
    • This is a newly written ASOP adopted by the board in June 2019. The ASOP is intended to aide an actuary when working with a capital adequacy assessment

The following items were modified:

  • GHS-125-19: Program Management and Evaluation Guide: Core Metrics for Employee Health Management, Ch. 2
    • They removed the first chapter from this paper
  • Healthcare Risk Adjustment and Predictive Modeling, Duncan
    • Ch. 14: Risk Adjustment in Medicare (excluding Appendix 14.1 & 14.2)
      • This chapter is now excluding appendices 14.1 and 14.2. One was about Medicare Star Rating and the other was about the Medicare Advantage Bid process

Finally, the following items were removed from the syllabus:

  • Managing and Evaluating Healthcare Intervention Programs, Duncan
    • Ch. 4: Actuarial Issues in Care Management Evaluations (background only)
  • This chapter was background only but now it is completely removed
    • Ch. 10: Measuring Care Management Savings Outcomes (background only)
  • This chapter was background only but now it is completely removed
  • GHS-126-19: Assuris for Group Insurance in Canada