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News for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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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. (September 23, 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. (September 16, 2016)
The latest edition of the Enrolled Actuaries Report includes Academy Senior Pension Fellow Ted Goldman’s cover story on how defined benefit plans can adapt the best attributes of defined contribution plans; Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Director Tom Reeder will be a keynote speaker at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; and the Actuarial Standards Board’s Pension Task Force release of its report on public pension plans. (September 13, 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. (September 09, 2016)
On Sept. 5, the actuarial profession lost a treasured and important member of its community—William A. “Bill” Halvorson. A president of the Academy in 1981-82 and an officer in the years leading up to that, and a former president of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Halvorson was instrumental in helping shape the Academy’s contributions to the profession and defining the roles of actuaries. He was a dedicated and passionate volunteer and an outspoken advocate for the profession, using his platform to underscore how actuaries serve the public. Read remembrances from Walter S. Rugland, a past vice president of the Academy and a past president of the SOA; and Bill’s daughter Audrey Halvorson, a longtime Academy volunteer and a current director on the Academy Board. Bill’s contributions to the profession were highlighted in a video produced for the Academy’s 50th Anniversary celebration last year. The excerpts referring to Bill are here. (September 09, 2016)
Academy members presented on longevity risk, long-term care insurance, professionalism, and other actuarial issues before regulators at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Summer 2016 National Meeting held the last week of August in San Diego. Read the Academy alert. (September 07, 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. (September 02, 2016)
Check out the latest issue of Contingencies. The cover story, “In the Red Zone,” discusses concussions in the NFL and other sports and their long-lingering aftermath. Other features investigate when pension plan solvency is important, and how plan sponsors can adjust over time to maintain sustainability; a look at the nascent field of cryonics; and a possible partnership between the actuarial and earth sciences to aid in offshore oil drilling. (September 01, 2016)
The August issue of Actuarial Update includes the Academy’s presentations at the NAIC Summer Meeting in San Diego; a new long-term care credibility monograph and proposed cancer claim cost valuation tables; a “Professionalism Counts” column on ASOP No. 1 and professionalism; and the continuing education credit opportunities in the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum. (August 31, 2016)