News for Sunday, October 26, 2014
Academy President Tom Terry sent an email to Academy members on Oct. 3 reviewing the U.S. Qualification Standards requirements for actuaries who wish to change practice areas. The message seeks to dispel confusion for thousands of Academy members who may have received an email that stated one credential gives an actuary ease of movement from one practice area to another without replacing credentials. “As it applies to the U.S. Qualification Standards (USQS), we do not believe this statement to be correct. The requirements set forth in the USQS are fairly explicit about changing practice areas,” Terry wrote. Read the entire letter here. (October 24, 2014)
Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (October 24, 2014)
The Council on Professionalism has released revised Applicability Guidelines for actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs). The updated edition reflects new and revised ASOPs and is now available for the first time in Excel. The Applicability Guidelines provide actuaries with a nonauthoritative reference as to which ASOPs might apply to them as they perform certain tasks in their actuarial roles. Click here to download the Applicability Guidelines. (October 23, 2014)
Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (October 17, 2014)