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Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA

Ben serves as Wakely Actuarial’s President & Consulting Actuary. He joined Wakely in 2002 and enjoys the variety in the day-to-day of his current role.
October 14, 2020

The Limits of Financial Models: Why the Map is Not the Territory

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Insider, Insights

On election days worldwide, as voters leave the voting booth, reporters and interested parties ask people how they voted. We use exit polls to report on...

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September 25, 2020

Second-Order Thinking: Reasoning Through Different Business Outcomes

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Insights

In 1985, the Chicago Tribune reported on a Cheez Whiz advertising campaign that went wrong. The campaign, created by account planners at J. Walter Thompson,...

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August 17, 2020

Apply Inversion Thinking to Avoid Business Failure & Improve Decision Making

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Insights

What is Inversion Thinking?

If you're familiar with the premortem managerial strategy, then you're on your way to mastering inversion thinking. 

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May 07, 2020

Client Examples: How We're Solving for Unique Challenges with Actuarial Consulting Work

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Insights

As we enter into an unprecedented global economy spurred by COVID-19, it’s more important than ever for insurance carriers to evaluate their financial...

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March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Wakely Actuarial

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Events and Announcements

We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy while globally we navigate the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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February 17, 2020

Creating Value By Using the Front Stage/Back Stage Model

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Insights

If you’ve ever attended a Broadway show or play, you may have noticed how in tune the stage actors must be with the backstage crew. No matter how precise...

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December 03, 2019

6 Ways an Actuarial Consultant Can Be More Economical For Your Company

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Insights

In today’s business climate, it’s more important than ever for companies to find ways to stand out over the competition while keeping margins low and...

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November 13, 2019

Boost Confidence to Better Focus Your Business (Strategic Coach Insights)

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Insights

As a business leader, does your confidence come from your accomplishments or do you spend more time thinking about what’s coming next? It can be easy to...

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October 23, 2019

Three Key Considerations Before Creating Your Next Company Budget

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Valuation and Financial Reporting

As 2019 comes to a close, have you started looking at your company budget for 2020? Budgets can be a challenge for many companies, but they are necessary to...

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September 19, 2019

Helping Clients Navigate Key Issues in Supplemental Health

Ben Cohen, FSA, MAAA posted in Supplemental Health

The supplemental health industry has recently wrapped their two major conferences of the year in Nashville and Atlanta. Like most all the major players in...

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