Actuaries: The Fortune Telling Detectives of Insurance

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Join hosts Dustyne Bryant and Ashley Fitzsimmons on the latest episode of Awkward Insurance, as they dive into the intriguing world of statistical analysis with a special guest, Chelsea Adler. While Dustyne and Ashley excel in other aspects of insurance, they openly admit that statistical analysis is NOT their career-defining skill. While they can handle the coverage, service, sales, and education side of insurance, determining future insurance rates based on historical data and trends is a whole different ball game.

In this engaging episode, Chelsea Adler, FCAS, MAAA, an Actuary at Root Insurance, talks about her passion and advocacy for changing the narrative around insurance and spreading awareness of the actuarial profession, Chelsea shares valuable insights and expertise that are sure to captivate and inspire

Don’t miss out on this enlightening conversation that promises to challenge your perspective and expand your understanding of the insurance landscape. We’re counting on you to tune in and unlock the secrets of actuarial science with us. Trust us, there’s more to numbers than meets the eye. We’re COUNTING on you to listen in! (see what we did there?)

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Chelsea Adler, FCAS, MAAA

Actuary – Root Insurance

Chelsea Adler is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) currently working as an actuary at Root Inc., an InsurTech start-up based in Columbus, OH. Prior to joining Root in October 2019, she spent 5 years working as an actuary at State Farm. Chelseaspecializes in evaluating risk and developing rating plans for personal auto and home insurance.   

Chelsea is passionate about changing the narrative around insurance and spreading awareness of the actuarial profession. To support aspiring actuaries and encourage them on their professional journeys, she launched a blog at  


Dustyne Bryant, MBA, CIC, CISR

Personal Lines Academic Director & Awkward Insurance Co-Host

Dustyne Bryant, is the Personal Lines Academic Director for The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. In her role, Dustyne collaborates with National Alliance faculty and industry colleagues to research and analyze Personal Lines segment trends, data, and coverage in an effort to deliver relevant and quality educational content to growing insurance professionals. 

Ashley Fitzsimmons, CISR

Director of Professional Development, Ohio Insurance Agents Association, Inc.

Awkward Insurance Co-Host

Known as the Beyonce of Insurance, Ashley has grown up in insurance. She has real life experience on the agency side – for nearly the last decade. She has had to overcome the same daily struggles and has personally researched and implemented many tools and programs to help her family agency run more efficiently.

Nine years spent as the fourth generation in a family agency located near Scranton, PA, obtaining her CISR designation, multiple speaking engagements across the country as well as being nominated the 2018 National CSR of the year has given her the knowledge and experience to help other agents thrive instead of just survive.

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