This is an on-demand intensive exam prep course for the SOA's Enrolled Actuaries Track - 2L: Pension Law Exam. When you register for this course you will gain access to the following items (except as noted) from the day you register for 6 months.
- 100% of the syllabus is covered
- Video lessons providing thorough instruction of the entire syllabus
- Condensed outlines for each reading on the syllabus
- Video reviews for relevant past problems organized by topic.
- More than 100 exam-caliber practice questions with full solutions
Features & Support
- Full-time instructor support by email and course forum
- Study schedule and time tracking integrated directly into lessons page
- Play videos at variable speeds, flag content, and filter lessons
A Modern Learning Platform
- Lessons, practice problems, flashcards, sample exams, and more all scheduled to have you ready on exam day
- Tasks scheduled only on the days you plan to study
- Create your own custom tasks
- Miss a day? Your schedule will automatically redistribute all your remaining tasks
Rick received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University in 1974. He received his FSA in 1978 and followed it up with his EA designation in 1979. He is a member of ASPA and COPA.
Rick is a leader in the field of actuarial education. He teaches public seminars (and on-site for actuarial firms) to prepare students for exams given by the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Rick has taught the Professor's Corner session at the national Enrolled Actuaries meeting, and has been a speaker at meetings of the American Society of Pension Actuaries. ... read more
From 1983 to 1996, Rick worked in software development for a global actuarial consulting firm. His involvement included all phases of software development, including programming, writing documentation, and training. He is currently an independent consultant and lives in Marietta, GA with his wife.
- EA, FSA, PhD, MAAA |
Susan is thrilled to be the instructor for the EA exams. She has more than 23 years of experience in the pension actuarial field. Susan is a seasoned pension actuary with a long history of technical excellence and superior ability to communicate technical matters. She has worked on a wide variety of pension plans including private sector, public sector, multiemployer, and non-qualified plans. She knows first hand what it is like to juggle actuarial exams, plus a demanding job, plus personal life. She strives to make very difficult and technical subjects as easy to digest as possible for her students.
In addition, Susan has always been involved with teaching. She taught in-house exam prep courses numerous times, including in-house courses for EA2L and EA2F. Her experience teaching the class in person helps her be a more polished instructor for TIA. She was a math professor before switching to pension actuarial work. Her solid background in academia also helps her be a more polished instructor. ... read more
Susan has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from MIT and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell. She is an EA, FSA, MAAA.
Comprehensive video lessons covering the entire syllabus that simplify complicated info into more understandable terms and illustrate important concepts through examples and graphics.
Active dedicated course forum loaded with existing questions and answers on syllabus material and past SOA exam questions. Instructors and our Support Team try to ensure everyone's questions are answered in a timely manner.
The condensed outlines cover all of the syllabus readings, along with examples and instructor commentary that simplifies difficult concepts.
This course includes more than 100 exam-caliber practice questions with full solutions. The practice questions are created to give you a true sense of what you can expect to see exam day.
Full-time instructor support! Your instructor(s) created 100% of the video lessons for this online seminar and will answer any questions you have by email or in the TIA forums.
Your instructor has sorted through all the past exams and posted video reviews of relevant questions. The questions are already sorted for you by topic to better understand how the material may be tested on the exam.
Take our videos with you everywhere you go and don't worry about a data cap or WiFi signal. Use the TIA Study app on your mobile device to download lessons or solutions videos and have them right at your fingertips. ?
Watch our lessons and video solutions at your pace! When watching our videos on a desktop or our Learn App you can select the speed that makes the most sense for you. The variable speed increases all the way up to 2x.
Just want to listen to our lessons? We have you covered! Now when you download the TIA Study app on an iOS or Android device, you can start a video and simply lock your device and the audio will continue to play.
The Today viewing TIA Study will let you know exactly what you need to do each day in order to stay on schedule, and it will automatically redistribute your tasks as your schedule adjusts over time.
You're never alone with The Infinite Actuary. Get help from your instructor and assistants in our online forum. Anything else you need help with, not related to the course material, just reach out to our customer service team and they will get your questions answered!
Life happens, and despite your hard work, you may fail an exam. If that happens to you, we offer one free 6 month extension for this online course. Once you activate your extension, you will have 6 months access to the entire course again. Learn more about our extension policy here. ?
What others are saying
Susan's videos are very good and helpful and just perfect for exams. I passed my EA exams and the TIA seminar is a big reason why I passed.Abhishek S.
Susan is a great instructor. I really appreciate everything she does for her students.Roshan B
I got an 8 on the EA2-L exam! TIA was a major reason for my success. It was absolutely worth every penny. Susan truly went above and beyond in my eyes.Sean F
Dr. Susan is an exceptional EA teacher. She consistently demonstrates patience, accountability, supportiveness, intelligence, and diligence. Her handouts are extremely beneficial, and her solutions are super clear and easy to comprehend.Acacia Z
When I took P and MFE, it took me two tries to pass. But I passed 2L and 2F the first time. I think that speaks for itself. TIA's course made studying a lot easier. The overall layout and the availability you provided to us as students are great. TIA's online seminar makes 2L and 2F easier than any of the preliminary exams I have passed, except maybe FM.Jack
I wanted to extend my utmost gratitude to you for your continued delivery of excellent service toward the advancement of the actuarial profession. Once again, your online seminar has set the bar as far as the standard of excellence others should try to achieve, and was the vehicle I rode to a successful sitting. It always amazes me the difference in clarity of material between the students who learn under your tutelage and those who do not. Thanks again for everything!George M.
I found my Candidate number on the pass list, and I wanted to immediately thank you. I can honestly say that I could not have done it without you. I truly enjoyed talking with you at the seminar, and I learned so much from both your live and online seminars. I am grateful that you choose to pass on your expertise to those of us who desperately need it.Greg C.
My first time with this exam I used ACTEX and read the regulations. My second time I used Dave's book only (plus did the reading). The third time around, I discovered your online seminar option. I took the online and the live seminar, plus used Dave's book as a supplemental text. I finally passed, in great part due to your help. I finished the exam way ahead of time - thank you very much!Andy H.
Frequently Asked Questions
- If I purchase a product, how often can I use it?
- Can I have an extension if I do not take or if I fail the exam?
- Can I share my account with others?
- The videos aren't working on my personal computer. What can I do?
- The videos will not play on my work PC. What can I do?
- Can I download the videos to my hard drive so that I can view them without an Internet connection?
If I purchase a product, how often can I use it?
You can use it as many times as you want up for 6 months after purchase. If you feel that you are weak in a certain section of the syllabus, then watch the segment for that material again. If you want to simulate an intensive review seminar, watch the entire library of lessons for your exam over a four/five day span. It all depends on your preferences and we believe that it is this kind of convenience, coupled with the best instruction, which will produce great results for our users.
Can I have an extension if I do not take or if I fail the exam?
Yes! If you buy the seminar and don't pass or take the exam, then we give you access for a 2nd sitting for free. Even if the syllabus changes you still get a 2nd sitting (6 months of access) with all the updated lessons. See more information about this here.
Can I share my account with others?
No, we do not allow sharing of accounts. Each registered user should take measure to avoid this as he or she has purchased the rights to our videos and associated bandwidth. If non-paying customers clog up our website traffic, it will negatively impact everyone. We also monitor login histories and have the authority to terminate user accounts for this type of abuse. While the gesture of sharing your account information with a friend or coworker may seem innocent, it can have far-reaching negative implications for you and other legitimate users.
The videos aren't working on my personal computer. What can I do?
You can try the suggestions listed here. Likely, these suggestions will solve the problem you are experiencing: (1) Try a different web browser. We suggest using Firefox for the best results with our website. Other browsers will work but make sure you are using the newest version of the browser. (2) Download the newest version of the movie player that you are using (Windows Media Player, Flash or QuickTime). (3) If one movie player does not work, try the other. (4) Test your bandwidth at the following site. Make sure it is at least 700kbps. Bandwidth Place | Internet Speed Test. (5) Clear the CACHE on your computer by clicking the "CTRL" and "F5" buttons at the same time. (6) Try clearing your browsers cookies. How to delete cookies. (7) Make sure your operating system has all its important updates. If you're on a Mac, run Software Update from your Apple menu (or Mac App Store if you're running OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion or newer). If you're on Windows, click the following link. Microsoft Windows Update. (8) If you are using third-party web browsers like Firefox, make sure you're running the latest version. (9) The previous suggestions should help. However, if you are still unable to open the videos please let customer service know what error message you receive and we will be happy to look further into your situation.
The videos will not play on my work PC. What can I do?
Usually, this is the result of your employer's network placing some restrictions in the company's firewall settings. You need to make sure that there is no block placed on the domain ( edgecastcdn.net ) from where our videos are streamed. Many employers will block sites like these to restrict video content from being streamed to their employee's PCs. Edgecast is a Content Delivery Network where we store all of our content. This network distributes our content to multiple servers all across the world so that if any one server goes down, there are plenty of backups in place. Websites like YouTube use their own CDNs and as a result, CDNs are not high on company's approved website lists. Feel free to call Tech Support (877-883-5275) if you need any further help.
Can I download the videos to my hard drive so that I can view them without an Internet connection?
Our videos are only viewable while logged in and connected to the Internet. While we realize the convenience of having all the files on your local drive, it also puts our company's assets at jeopardy. Our instructors spend hours upon hours creating the content for you. It would only take a few students, who illegally share their material with others, to discourage instructors from ever producing any more content. We do try to make our videos as accessible as possible by offering them in three different formats (Windows Media, Flash and QuickTime) and even through devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Given the global accessibility to the World Wide Web, we believe that the majority of the actuarial population will be able to view our videos without trouble. However, we do understand the need to study on the go and that internet access is not always accessible. You have two options: (1) Download the MP3 versions of the lessons and follow along in your notes. (2) Open the TIA site and let the video fully load before you leave, but do not press play. Just close the lid on your laptop and leave the browser open. When you are ready to watch the video just open the laptop and press play.
Why can I not download the PDFs? I always get an error message or an empty zip file.
Some computer networks are configured to not allow opening of zip files directly from an external site. Many of our downloadable files are in zip format. After clicking on the link, you should be given an option to either open or save the file. Try saving the file to your hard drive and then opening the zip file from there. You can also try right-clicking on the link and choosing the "Save Link As" option. If those do not work, then please contact customer service. They will determine if the link is incorrect or the file is missing from its proper location. At the minimum, they can email you the needed files so that you can move on with your studying.
How can I obtain a student discount?
This course is not eligible for a student discount.
Can I purchase my next online seminar without knowing if I passed my last exam?
Yes. If you later find out that you didn't pass your last exam, simply email us at [email protected], and we will pause access to your new online seminar. This will preserve your new online seminar allowing you to study for your last exam again. When you are ready to resume the paused online seminar, just email us, and we will reactivate it. You will have access to all current materials (same as anyone else using the online seminar at that time).