Life Practice Council

The Life Practice Council oversees the Academy's public policy work on life insurance issues. The council manages the work of its committees, subcommittees, and work groups. The Academy's vice president for life insurance issues heads the council and serves on the Academy Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Staff liaison: Ian Trepanier

Chairperson: Dave Neve

Vice Chairperson(s): Linda Lankowski
Noel Abkemeier
Nancy Bennett
Thomas Berry
Michael Boerner
Thomas Campbell
Katie Cantor
Richard Daillak
Timothy DeMars
Andy Ferris
Alice Fontaine
Barbara Gold
R. Dale Hall
Paul Hance
Laura Hanson
R Jerome Holman
Jason Kehrberg
Kerry Krantz
Barbara Lautzenheiser
Patricia Matson
Donna Megregian
John Miller
Christopher Olechowski
Cande Olsen
Linn Richardson
Linda Rodway
Karen Rudolph
David Ruiz
Randall Stevenson
Wayne Stuenkel
Sheldon Summers
Chris Trost
Peter Weber

Related Publications

Life Illustration’s Work Group practice note assists actuaries in performing professional services in compliance with ASOP No. 24 and provides information to actuaries on current or emerging practices. 
(January 26, 2018)
Role of the Actuary Subgroup Amendment Proposal Form to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on the definition of Actuarial Opinion.  (January 11, 2018)
Non-Guaranteed Elements Work Group comment letter to the NAIC's Life Insurance Buyer's Guide (A) Working Group on the CEJ Expanded Outline Exposure Draft. (January 03, 2018)
Non-Guaranteed Elements Work Group Comment Letter to NAIC Life Insurance Buyer's Guide (A) Working Group on "10 Things You Should Know Before Purchasing Life Insurance" exposure draft.  (December 14, 2017)
Role of the Actuary Subgroup’s update on the development to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on the definition of “qualified actuary”.
(December 01, 2017)
PBR Governance Subgroup update to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on the Academy’s efforts on PBR implementation.
(December 01, 2017)
Life Experience Committee presentation to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on joint committee recommended changes related to guaranteed issue (GI) tables, and exposed simplified issue (SI) exposed tables and report. (November 30, 2017)
Life Experience Committee presentation to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on developing accelerated underwriting techniques.
(November 30, 2017)
Life Practice Council’s preliminary summary to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on the aggregation of mortality segments in VM-20.
(November 30, 2017)
Life Practice Council comment letter to NAIC Financial Condition (E) Committee raising concerns over the process by which the NAIC is developing changes to the statutory framework for variable annuities (VAs), including both C-3 Phase II for risk-based capital (RBC) and Actuarial Guideline (AG) 43 reserve requirements. (November 28, 2017)
Non-Guaranteed Elements Work Group comment letter on the NAIC's development of a life insurance buyer's guide. (November 15, 2017)
Academy Position Statement on support for policy and educational initiatives to increase retirement income options within employer-sponsored defined contribution (DC) plans. (October 31, 2017)
The Life Products Committee comment letter to the Actuarial Standards Board regarding a proposed actuarial standard of practice (ASOP) on pricing of life insurance and annuity products. 
(October 31, 2017)
Non-Guaranteed Elements Work Group comment letter on the NAIC’s Life Insurance Buyer’s Guide (A) Working Group discussion draft. (October 19, 2017)
Non-Guaranteed Elements Work Group comment letter on the NAIC’s Life Insurance Buyer’s Guide (A) Working Group discussion draft. (October 19, 2017)
The C1 Work Group comments to the NAIC’s Investment Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group on capital requirements for bonds. (October 10, 2017)
The C2 Life Mortality RBC Work Group presentation on their work reviewing the C2 RBC requirement for life insurance to the NAIC’s Life Risk Based Capital Working Group. (August 06, 2017)
Tax Work Group issue brief on the implications of calculating tax-deductible claim reserves based on incurral date versus issue date for long-term disability insurance policies. (July 28, 2017)
Mary Bahna-Nolan, chairperson of the Academy’s Life Experience Committee and SOA Preferred Mortality Oversight Group, presented an update on the joint committee’s work to address the Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) request for information on simplified issue and accelerated underwriting mortality under VM-20. (April 06, 2017)
Mary Bahna-Nolan, chairperson of the Academy's Life Experience Committee and SOA Preferred Mortality Oversight Group, presented an update on guaranteed and simplified issue and preneed mortality tables to the Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF). (April 06, 2017)