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Date(s) - 03/18/2014 - 03/21/2014
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This seminar will be held March 18-21 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Residence Inn Midtown. Follow this link for hotel information and reservations.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

Tue, Mar 18 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed, Mar 19 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thu, Mar 20 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri, Mar 21 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 discounted rate is available if your employer does not pay for seminars or reimburse you if you pass the exam. Please contact us for details.


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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 both health exams (Core US and Advanced). 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 priamry 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 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