In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Understand the Financial Drivers of the ACA, at Predictive Analytics World for Financial in Las Vegas, June 3-7, 2018, we asked Syed Mehmud, Principal at Wakely Consulting Group and Senior Consulting Actuary at the Society of Actuaries, a few questions about his work in predictive analytics. Q: In your work with predictive analytics, what behavior or outcome do your models predict? A: I work with health plans. The models primarily focus on predicting morbidity (i.e. frequency and severity) and cost outcomes (e.g. profitability). In limited cases, I have worked
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