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News for Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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. (July 24, 2015)
With close to 19,000 members, the Academy appreciates the active participation of over a thousand volunteers from every practice area who lend their skill, knowledge, and experience to the Academy's work on public policy issues and professionalism. Members have been invited to complete the Academy's Annual Volunteer Survey via individual email. The survey is also available on the members-only section of the Academy website until Friday, August 7, 2015. (July 24, 2015)
The Academy’s July 22 webinar, “The Great Modeling Debate: What Standards Should Apply?” drew more than 4,000 people, who heard presenters debate issues around actuarial modeling standards. The issues they discussed were based on the many comments the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) received since issuing the first and second exposure drafts of a new modeling standard in 2013 and 2014.

The webinar’s audio and slides are available to Academy members free of charge in the Professionalism Webinars section of the Academy’s website.
(July 24, 2015)
The Academy updated its Essential Elements reports on Medicare’s Long-Term Sustainability Challenge and Securing Social Security with information from the newly released 2015 Medicare and Social Security trustees reports. The Essential Elements series is designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences. (July 22, 2015)
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. (July 17, 2015)