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News for Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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. (December 02, 2016)
The November Actuarial Update has full coverage of the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, including plenary and breakout sessions of casualty, health, life, and pension practice areas. Also included is the release of the Actuaries Climate Index; a long-term care (LTC) work group’s release of an LTC issue brief on financing criteria; a webinar on alternative pension costs; and the “Professionalism Counts” column on creating a culture of professionalism. (November 30, 2016)
The Academy, in conjunction with three other actuarial organizations, launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) that provides a quarterly measure of changes in extreme events and sea levels to inform actuaries, public policymakers, and the public about climate trends in the U.S. and Canada. Read the news release. (November 30, 2016)
Laurel Kastrup, the chairperson of the Academy’s Health Financial Reporting and Solvency Committee, testified at a U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing on the federal long-term care insurance program. (November 30, 2016)
The LTC Criteria Work Group published an issue brief examining the essential criteria that should be used to analyze long-term care (LTC) financing reform proposals. Read the news release. (November 29, 2016)
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. (November 18, 2016)
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. (November 11, 2016)
The November HealthCheck recaps Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt’s keynote address at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum last week in Washington; covers recent state, federal and CMS rules and approvals; and notes the Nov. 11 deadline for participating in the health care “Actuarial Challenge.” (November 09, 2016)
The dues renewal process for 2017 is now open. After five consecutive years of no increase in dues, the full regular dues rate for 2017 is $615, an increase of $10. This will ensure that our financial position remains strong as the Academy continues to provide the voice of objective, nonpartisan actuarial analysis to policymakers in the United States. Members may log in here to pay and make changes to your account. Coinciding with the dues renewal, the Academy released “The Meaning of Your Membership,” a high-level look at the Academy’s 2016 activities, publications, and achievements. (November 09, 2016)