Archive for July, 2012


July 19th, 2012

I am going to start waiting 2 days before answering posts on the forum, to give others the chance to input.


Couple of things

July 18th, 2012

-I have posted an errata spreadsheet to the Introduction section of the website. I will update this during the year. Let me know if you see any errors that are not mentioned

-I have added the exam question and solution 2006 Q38 to the COPLFR section.


Download All

July 15th, 2012

We have updated the “Download All” so that the manuals and notecards are downloaded in order.




July 10th, 2012

The accounting notecards have been updated.

As per Ken’s earlier blog, the TIA forums are now open. There are already a few threads posted. I’d encourage you all to participate – discussing these problems should aid in your own understanding of the material.


Announcing the TIA forum

July 6th, 2012

We are very excited to announce the launch of the TIA forum!

In the past, using TIA to study for exams has been a relatively solitary endeavor. You watched the videos, worked the problems, and occasionally emailed your instructor for assistance. If you prefer to learn that way, then don’t worry, you can still do it that way. Think of the forum as an additional (and optional) way to enhance your learning. You might just browse other student’s questions, and decide to give it a try later on.

Although a few TIA members have gone out of their way to interact with others by posting on the Actuarial Outpost or other public forums, the TIA forum makes it incredibly easy for all of us to interact with other members. Any time you have a question or a topic for discussion, you can immediately enter the subject forum and make your post. Everyone else that is subscribed to the seminar will see that there is a new post in that subject forum, and can respond immediately, seconding or answering your topic. Watch the short video posted in the “Introduction” section of the course to see how the forum works.

Making your experience at TIA more interactive will result in much more powerful and effective learning. But another terrific aspect of the forum is that it will act as a growing and changing knowledge base of answered questions. As your instructors, We’ve found that we answer the same question by email many times. The forum will allow us to post answers to questions in a way that will remain readily available to all seminar users. After a while, you’ll find answers to many of your questions instantly in the forum, instead of needing an email response.

But the forums aren’t just for us to answer questions. As you probably know, there is no better way to test your knowledge than to try to answer the questions that other learners ask. You should try to answer the questions that other members post as often as you can. Other members can chime in to ask more about your answer too, and I’ll be keeping an eye on things to make sure that all the questions receive accurate and useful responses.

As always, we want your learning experience here at TIA to be a positive one. When interacting with each other on the web, please be sure to maintain a cheerful attitude and encourage your fellow learners. Feel free to immediately flag any post that you feel would discourage anyone from interacting.

The forum is open now, so go ahead and watch the introduction video and get started! You could start by introducing yourself in the “Introduction” subject forum.


Regulation – New Papers

July 6th, 2012

Updated from below…

Schwartzman and Ross will be posted today. Feldblum, and NAIC Solvency will be mid-July.

I will add some new videos for the new readings and add/edit a few for some old readings in July. In August, I will add some more difficult problems, at the Bloom’s Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation levels.


Edited on July 15 to update Feldblum and NAIC Solvency completion date.



July 3rd, 2012

Ken is covering SSAP62 this year, as it goes along well with FAS113 (which he also covers).

The manual will be released in the coming weeks.

Edit: the manual is now available in the reinsurance accounting section