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News for Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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 13, 2017)
After the Trump administration’s decision to immediately end CSR reimbursements, the Health Practice Council urged Congress to help stabilize the individual health insurance market by permanently appropriating the payments. Read the news release.
(October 13, 2017)
President Trump’s health care executive order issued today has potential risks and consequences for consumers and insurance markets that need to be well understood and addressed before the departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issue any regulations pursuant to it, the Academy cautioned in a news release.
(October 12, 2017)
The Academy, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (U.K.), and the Actuaries Institute of Australia today published Retirement Readiness: A Comparative Analysis of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, showing that people in the three countries struggle with planning for retirement because they often aren’t equipped to address complex questions. Recommendations in the report include targeted financial education, greater use of default features in private retirement plans, and ensuring that public pension and social insurance systems are sustainable and capable of providing adequately for those who depend on them most. Read the news release. The audio and slides are also available.  (October 12, 2017)
The October HealthCheck covers the Health Practice Council’s letter U.S. Senate leadership on last month’s proposed health care legislation; Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello’s quotes in several news stories on the ongoing attempts to reform the Affordable Care Act; and state legislative and regulatory updates; and announces the Academy’s Nov. 10 webinar on end-of-life care. (October 11, 2017)
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 06, 2017)
Quarterly ACI data released today show extreme weather events continue to increase across Canada and the United States, with the index value reaching a new high in winter 2016-17. Read the news release. (October 05, 2017)
The fall StateScan Quarterly highlights state legislation in the past quarter related to auto insurance, extreme events, Medicaid, long-term care, and public pension plans. For a more comprehensive review, log in to StateScan, the legislative and regulatory portal free for Academy members. (October 02, 2017)
The September Actuarial Update covers the recipients of the Academy’s annual service awards, to be presented at the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum in November. Also in this issue, the Academy offers federal lawmakers and policymakers an actuarial perspective on the nation’s ongoing health care reform debate; Kevin Ryan was named the Academy’s senior property and casualty fellow; and the “Professionalism Counts” column discusses the importance of keeping up with your annual continuing education requirements. (September 29, 2017)